Class: S/SA A/FX
During the late fall of 1965 I purchased the Argyle’s Canadian Highlander. I renamed my car “The John Petrie Canadian Highlander” for the 1966 season. My goal was to make the Coronet faster and more entertaining car for fans to enjoy. My Highlander ran as an A/FX class nitro-burning Hemi. It was a stock bodied vehicle with no alterations. The 426 Hemi delivered tons of power when running on Nitro. I remember running a 9.96 ET at 150 MPH: that was a great ride for a standard A-990 bodied race car. I wanted to run the car as an exhibition match race vehicle and not as an S/SA, E/XS or an A/FX class car. When racing on weekends I realized I was able to add weight to the rear of the car and turn the Highlander into a wheel standing exhibition car. When I ran the car as a wheel stander, the fans loved the show I put on. I fondly recall those times and appreciated the fans’ support.
Thanks for the memories.
Competition Classes 1966
S/SA – Stock class competition 2/4 barrel carbs, fuel gas, weight 3300 lbs.
E/XS – Stock class competition 2/4 barrel carbs, fuel gass, 3300 lbs.
A/FX – Factory experimental, Hilborn injectors, fuel nitro, 2900 lbs.
A-990 – Stock body ’65 Coronet (Quarter mile wheelstander), Hilborn injectors, fuel nitro, 3200 lbs (approx)