Southeast Gassers Association

Period Correct Gassers

Old Skool Outlaw

Tommy Lumley - Charlotte, NC.

From 1990-96 I was ranked in the top 50 bull riders in the world. Best year was 1994 finished 19 in the world. Racing experience: 1996 – present (17 years). 2010 Carolina Gassers grand champion

My car was raced in BB Gas with a 452 c.i. Blown Alky-injected big block Chevy. The car did its fair share of match racing as well racing such names as:

•          K.S. Pitman

•          Don Montgomery

•          Minor Brothers

The car was raced all over California, eventually slowed down to run the very popular class of Super Gas in the 80's. The car was sold and brought to North Carolina in 1999.

Car Specs:


Make: Chevrolet Coupe

Model:  Special Deluxe

Year: 1940


Color: Blue (Painted in 1980_

Special Paint Work: The Rat Fink mural was by Mark Lewick of Southern California. The Old School Outlaw mural is by Russ Petty

Details: Bench seat (Black with Blue metal flake inserts)

Model: BBC: Dart big M block

Displacement:  427 ci

Details: Eagle rotating assembly, CP pistons, Bullet custom ground hydraulic roller, AFR heads, and MSD ignition


Type: 1940 Chevrolet - Built in the early 70's by Don Vance in southern California

Built By: Don Vance


Powerglide Transmission built by Wally Roberts, Pro brake, strait cut gear set, ATI case, ATI fuel and blown 8”converter


1957 Oldsmobile rear axle, 35 spline summer brothers axles, spool and 430 gears


Front: Cragar SS wheels 15 x 3 -  Moroso front runners

Rear: Cragar SS wheels, 15 x 8 - Hoosier 30 x 9 radial slicks