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Snapshot List of Hurst SS/AMX cars
#1 American Image/Lakeview Rambler/AMC
#3 Frisbie Auto Repair/Patriot 1
#5 Automaster/Nickey's Nash
#6 George Warren
#8 Blossomland AM-X-citer
#9 Big Menace
SS/AMX #10
#11 Bob Bundy/Cotton Candy
#12 Gold Digger
#13 Felts Motors
#14 Bonanza AMX III
#15 The Frog
#16 Wentworth & Irwin/Little Bossa Nova II
#17 McCorkle Bros.
SS/AMX #18
#19 S & K
#20 Swad/Whinery Toonerville Performance
#22 Flemington Rambler/Trans End
#23 Twin Cities/Performance Automotive
SS/AMX #24
SS/AMX #25
#26 Sheriff of Nottingham
SS/AMX #27
SS/AMX #28
#29 Ricker Motors
#30 Jimmy Walker
#31 AMX-1
#32 Wicked and Wild
#33 Carlile Motors
#34 Underdog
#35 Drag-On Lady
#36 Kim Nagle
#37 Miss Vi
#38 Buran Hustler
#39 Pete's Patriot
#40 Mission Impossible/Jones Rambler
#41 Nolt Rambler/Mylins
#42 AMXecutioner
#43 American Revolution
#44 Old Reliable
#45 Patriot's Pride/Capt. America
#46 Second Attempt, Go Package
#47 Super Stinger/Old Pro
#48 Goben Cars
#49 Eastland AMC/Camrisers/Michigan Dealers Assoc.
#50 Kansas City AMC/Rodekopf
#51 American Way
#52 American Dream
#22 Flemington Rambler/Trans End
Flemington Rambler / Trans End

Hurst SS/AMX #22 
1969 VIN: A9M397X213581
1970 VIN: A0M397X183230 (1970 #21)
Hurst Build #:
Dash Number: 
Original Color: White
1969 Selling Dealer: Flemington Rambler 
                                 Rte 31 (formally Route 69)
                                 Flemington, NJ
                                 (Owned by George Siipola from 1951-1972).
                                 (Dealership sold in 1972 to Johnny Toth-named 
                                  Johnny's Garage, and later Johnny's 

1970 Selling Dealer: Flemington Rambler 
                                 Rte 31 (formally Route 69)
                                 Flemington, NJ
Name: Flemington Rambler/Raceware Sales
Owner: Dave Siipola (owned from 1969-1975)
Driver: Ted Kijek
Best ET/MPH:
Sponsor: Flemington Rambler, Gilbert's Speed, Raceware Sales
Location: Flemington, NJ 
NHRA Events: 1970 Indy Nationals, 1970 Super Stock
Nationals, 1972 Summernationals, 1973 Indy Nationals,
1973 Springnationals, 1973 Summernationals, 

Ted and Dave drove out to Michigan to pick up the car from
Hurst.  (Dave's father owned the dealership). They were
given a specific day to arrive.  Once there they were given
a number and had to find the car with that number in the
shop. This particular car was not complete and had items
like the tranny and headers in the trunk.  The car was
masked and ready to be painted right in the warehouse but
they wanted an all-white one. (Hurst called to ask if they
wanted all white or tri-color, it wasn't on any order form.
The tri-color was an extra charge, though.) Dave
remembers the cars all being crammed into one tight spot
as the rest of the shop was used to transform the Mopar
taxicabs. You couldn't walk between the cars! He also felt
the guys working on the cars were not real mechanics, just
told what to do to get them done. Dave floorplanned the
car with his dad's dealership and cost about $4500. He also
hated the linkage and worked with Howard Maseles from
Hurst (driver of the prototype car, and was a Hurst Shifty
Doctor at the tracks) to get a better set-up.

The drivetrain was redone, to include building a 3 piece
crossmember from plans they were given from Hurst. Dave
rebuilt the tranny and rearend (removed every other tooth
in the tranny for quicker shifting) and Ross Gilbert built the
engine.  Dave credits Ross as the guy who figured out the
alternate oil line under the intake, still used today! The car
was run successfully around the east coast: York, Maple
Grove, Cecil, Atco, and Englishtown.

AMC sent the entire 70 change-over kit but they elected
not to install it. They also continually sent a number of
components for the car: carbs, engines, spark plugs, etc.
Ted stated they tried various shifter combinations and
even was given a new set of crane prepared 1970 dog-leg
heads. Ted won the Summernationals 3 times. He took
part in the new Pro Super Stock circuit with Ken Rose
(owner at the time of Hurst Super Stock AMX #1). As
another coincidence, the engine builder was Ross Gilbert,
driver of Hurst Super Stock AMX #41.

(Photo below by Bill Rolik at Island Dragway in 1970)



Different paint and lettering:













Car didn't sell. After Flemington's sponsorship, a local speedshop, Raceware
Sales of
Whitehouse, NJ, was the sponsor, but Ted Kijek was still the driver.

Name: Trans/End
Owner: Dave Siipola 
Driver: Ted Kijek
Best ET/MPH: 
Sponsor: Trans/End (Transmission and Rearend repair)
Location: NJ
NHRA Events:
This car was owned by Dave Siipola (his father owned the
Rambler dealership). Dave ran a company called
Trans/End until 2007 that would attend the major NHRA events
with a mobile machine shop. Dave at one time had 9 guys working
for him and had customers such as Bernstein and Joe Amato. He
estimates he built about 20K rearends
and also transmissions. Ted
was the driver and ran it a couple of years.

Here is the car in Pittsburgh:



Another vehicle from the 60s still owned by Ted Kijek:

From a T-Shirt:

Owner: Rich Riley (1975-1980?) 
Driver: Rich Riley (worked for Dave Siipola)
Best ET/MPH: 
Location: NJ
NHRA Events:

1976-Same name, different driver:

Owner: (1980?-date)
Best ET/MPH: 
Location: Sweden
NHRA Events:

Here is an ad from the dealership when it was known as Johnny's:


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