Connie Kalitta at the NHRA Nationals, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1963

Summary

Michigan native Connie Kalitta started drag racing in the 1950s and, within a decade, ranked among the sport's best. He kept a "most wanted" list of drivers he intended to beat, and then crossed off their names when he did so. The habit earned Kalitta the nickname "Bounty Hunter." He won ten NHRA national events between 1967 and 1994.

Michigan native Connie Kalitta started drag racing in the 1950s and, within a decade, ranked among the sport's best. He kept a "most wanted" list of drivers he intended to beat, and then crossed off their names when he did so. The habit earned Kalitta the nickname "Bounty Hunter." He won ten NHRA national events between 1967 and 1994.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1985

Subject Date

1963

Creators

Rickman, Eric 

Petersen Publishing Company 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Eric Rickman. Published by Petersen Publishing Company in Hot Rod magazine.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2006.54.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Resin-coated paper

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 10 in

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