Bob Lambeck is a household name with Mopar drag racing fanatics, and for good reason. Bob began drag racing with a 1962 Pontiac, and won the 1963 Winternationals. He then moved to a '57 Chevy he drove in G/Stock. He caught the eye of Chrysler's Jerry Gross, who talked the California driver into the Dick Landy camp, and Lambeck became the driver of Landy's 440-powered '68 SS/EA Dart. He won the Division 7 title with that car in 1968, then followed it up by winning the title again in 1969 with a Landy SS/EA Super Bee. In 1970, Lambeck became one of the pioneers of a new thing called Pro Stock. Driving his Dart Pro Stocker, he won the Division 6 title for 1970 and won the Division 7 Super Stock title driving a Hemi Challenger! He left the Landy camp for 1971 and, by 1972, had a state-of-the-art Pro Stock Duster built by Ron Butler. The Duster was one of the most feared Pro Stockers on the West Coast and one of the last to run a four-speed before Bob switched to a Lenco near the end of 1973. Shortly after that, he was involved in a horrific crash which badly broke his left leg and ended his driving career far too soon. However, by the late seventies, Lambeck teamed up with Randy Humphrey, and it was their 1979 Volare Pro Stocker that ended Bob Glidden's record winning streak in Pro Stock at the 1979 Mile High Nationals. That would be the last Hemi-powered Mopar Pro Stocker to win an NHRA national event! Bob continued to field teams in drag racing, and continues to do so today, with his son, Doug Lambeck, racking up wins, first in Super Stock and, lately, in Comp Eliminator. And, Bob's right there still building the engines and he helps build every single car.
Rod Hall was probably the greatest off-road driver that ever was or ever will be. He began his off-road racing career in 1964 with a rather modest Jeep, then gained international fame in the late sixties with a red, white, and blue Bronco that was virtually unbeatable, owned by Nevada native Bill Stroppe. In 1975, Stroppe inked a deal with Dodge to manage their off-road racing program and, in turn, Rod Hall switched to Dodge 4x4 pickups, and the combination quickly became the stuff of legend. From 1977 to 1987, Rod Hall put together a winning streak with his Dodge trucks that will likely stand for all eternity, winning thirty-seven consecutive SCORE and HDRA victories in his Dodges. In 1982, he won the 12,500 mile long Repco event in Australia, then returned in 1985 to win the Australian 4WD class championship. He and Bill Stroppe designed the famed "Rod Hall Edition" Power Wagons, which are highly sought-after today, and many of their innovations found their way into Dodge's production 4x4's throughout their association with the company. Finally, with Dodge changing directions, Rod Hall left to race Hummers, continuing to drive until 2017, just shy of his 80th birthday! Rod is the only man in history to have won the Baja 1000 seventeen times, and win the Baja 500 twelve times. Over the course of his career, Rod won the points championships at 150 major off-road events! If you want a picture of someone dominating their sport, Rod Hall was the man! Rod passed away in June 2019 at the age of eighty-two.
Walker Evans, aka "The Legend' is a name synonymous with Dodge truck racing and winning. Walker began, interestingly, in 1969, racing an AMC Rambler off-road with a team sponsored by actor James Garner! From there, his rise to fame was meteoric. While Walker drove a Ford through most of the seventies, in the late seventies he switched over to Dodge and, once again, it was the change that made all the difference in the world. For the next four decades, Walker Evans Racing has built the most incredible off-road trucks in the world, and in a variety of styles. While he's most famed for his 4x4 Dodge pickups, Walker's also built and driven a number of Ramcharger "Prerunners" to victories in major events, as well as Dodge Dakotas. Overall, it was good enough for 142 career wins and twenty-one championship titles, and he won the Baja 1000 five times! Walker also drove in mud-slinging stadium racing in Dodge pickups, and in 1995 and 1996 he owned and drove for his own NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team, again with Dodge, coming in 14th and 17th in the national points standings respectively. Walker retired from racing at the end of 1996, but Walker Racing continues to make performance parts for off-road racing of virtually all sorts and he remains closely affiliated with Jeep.