Scrapbook


These pages are literally the scrapbook Ron Rivero put together while in the US Army. This is not the definitive story of the Frantic 4, it just covers 1963 through early 1964.

 

NHRA A/FD Record 1963
The Teams first World Record



 

Team Shot 1962


Team Frantic 4 pose behind their most famous A/FD at San Gabriel in 1963. Dennis Holding, Jim Fox, Ron Rivero and Norm Weekly.



 

Team Shot #2 1962

Another group shot from San Gabriel in 1963 - Dennis Holding, Jim Fox, Norm Weekly and Ron Rivero. Nice shot of the front end of the Pepmuller chassis.

 


 

No.1 Headline

 

No.1 Clipping

 

No.1 Race

 


 

Pomona 1962

This is the earliest shot in the book. Pomona, 1963



 

Bakersfield 1962

Another early shot - Bakersfield, 1963



 

Pomona 1963

Norm Weekly VS Chris Karamesines - Pomona, 1963
Dave Shipman Photo

 


 

"The Wheelie"

Without question, one of the wildest and most photographed wheelie shots was of Norm Weekly in the "Frantic 4" A/FD against Don Moody in the "Golden Thing" AA/FD at the 1963 Winternationals. This angle was caught by Bill Turney and unfortunately doesn't show Moody who is in an equally wild power wheel stand.
Bill Turney Photo



 

Pomona Wheelie 1963

Same meet different wheel stand. Here Norm Weekly carries the front end for about 500 feet before settling down to low ET of the race.

 


 

Fontana Overhead 1963

A great overhead shot of the Frantic 4 car from Fontana in 1963.



 

Popular Hot Rodding 1963

From the pages of Popular Hot Rodding in 1963.



 

Weekly & Fox

Great candid shot of Norm Weekly and engine ace, Jim Fox in 1964.
John Durand Photo

 


 

Candid Weekly

Another candid shot of Norm Weekly and Ron Rivero standing behind the Frantic 4 A/FD as it sat on the trailer prior to going to a race in 1962. This is a rare shot with their own engine by Demar Ray.


Car on Trailer

 


 

Fontana 7.79 Clipping



 

Clipping (car details)



 

Pomona 1963 Clipping



 

Weekly - Karamesines Clipping



 

FF - Chizler Color Clipping

 


 

Weekly - Garlits Clipping

 


 

Pomona Clipping



 

NHRA Record Holder Clipping



 

A/FD Record Clipping

 


 

Clipping (car stats)



 

Jim Fox (clipping)

 


 

Team Clipping

 


 

Cockpit clipping



 

Kent, WA clipping



 

200mph mark - clipping



 

Northwest clipping



 

Car Craft Cover 1964



 

from Cars Magazine

From the pages of Cars Magazine in 1963.



 

Pomona Win clipping



 

Bakersfield 1963

Norm Weekly (far lane) is off to another victory at the Smokers Meet at Bakersfield in 1963.
Dave Shipman Photo



 

Bakersfield 1963

Norm Weekly (far lane) pulling way from Zane Schubert at the Smokers Meet at Bakersfield in 1963.
Dave Shipman Photo



 

Bakersfield 1963

Norm Weekly (far lane) at the Smokers Meet at Bakersfield in 1963.
Dave Shipman Photo



 

Big Rail Reveiw



 

Drag News Cover 1963

 


 

Drag Racing Magazine Cover 1964

 


 

Drag Sport Illustrated Cover

 


For your viewing pleasure this is broken up into two pages...
"The Frantic 4" - Part 2


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