Connie Kalitta 1959-71 - The Bounty Hunter - Photos - JoeStevensPhotos


Connie Kalitta the Bounty Hunter 1959-71 Photos

In this great raw image from 1971 are some of drag racings beloved faces. Some who are still in the heat of the action & some that have recently been lost to us. Connie Kalitta, who is known by all as one who has contributed greatly as a pioneer in all aspects of drag racing. He holds one of his many trophies in this photo along with his young son Scott Kalitta who would go on to become a 17 time Top Fuel carrer & 1 Funny Car carrer winner. Scott's career sadly ended just a few years ago on the racd track but somewhere in heaven races with angels. Pancho Rendon just to the right, also left us just a few short years ago. Poncho raced a front engined dragster in those days & was champion around 1986. Poncho rarely would allow his picture to be taken so this set of photo's is quite rare. Poncho's dragster was on display at the Detroit NHRA museum. Larry Hensley (on the far right, next to Poncho) was part of the crew & the mechanic on Kalitta's Mustang & his name is on the car above where he's standing. The Miss Grand Nationals girls & the fellow to the left are still unidentified. What a great series of photos these are. Photo by Joe Stevens.

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