Dean was very instrumental in putting together the first United States Drag Team that toured England, parts of Europe and even landed in Australia in 1963.
The car was not built as a wheel stander, but after a few runs Bill learned how easy it was to get it into a wheel stand and the decision was made to make it a real show stopper as such.
Dean’s first race car was a 32 Ford Sedan which he soon began modifying for both improved performance and looks.
That was followed by a 27 “T” Roadster powered by a modified Flathead V8 engine and as the saying goes, the rest is part of history.
George’s plan was to get the HURST name in front of the racing world with the Barracuda and with Bill as its driver.
Bill accepted the driving assignment and the car was debuted for the very first time at the 1965 NHRA Springnationals in Bristol TN.