Swamp Buggy Racing

The "Fan" Belt

Welcome to the "Fan" Belt!  The pictures on this page were contributed to us by fans.  If you have pictures you would like to contribute, simply e-mail them to us and we will be happy to include fan photos (at our discretion).  Don't forget to include your name if you would like credit for the contribution!

Scott Vanwagner - fan drawing
Scott Vanwagner - fan drawing
These drawings were done by Scott Vanwagner of Labelle, Florida.

The following pictures were submitted by Fred Oliver.  He raced his buggy back in November of 1955!  He towed it all the way from Ft. Lauderdale across the Tamiami Trail.  For those of you not familiar with the area, today (2001) that trip would take you at least 2 - 3 hours driving, without towing.  Notice (in the pictures) that "towing" meant "towing"!  No trailer here! 

Back then all the buggies had to be "hunt ready".  He had one of the few V8 powered buggies.  85hp. flat head Ford, two 4 speed transmissions, one ton Ford rear end.  Dual 1700 x 20 rear tires, two wheel drive.  Fred won his class and received a Coleman lantern and camping stove.  Fred says, "man was I a proud 18 year old."

Fred Oliver 1955 Buggy Fred Oliver 1955 Buggy

Larry Giancin, Hollywood, Florida....1955 Parade rest.....1955

Fred Oliver and Billy Brooks.....1955

Home Stretch.....1955

What a mess.....1955

Goin' home.....1955 Fred Oliver's two loves.....1955