Maverick – Gary Kelican

Running nines in a working man’s hot rod.

When we first came across Gary Kelican’s 1972 Maverick a few years back
at Richmond Dragway in Sandston, Va., with no big cowl hood or exhaust
stuck out of the fenders, our first take was more along the lines of a nice
street car.

No wing and no chute. The clean simple lines of the little Ford look right at home anywhere it goes.

408 cubes of Ford power from Mark Hottle. This little engine has carried the Maverick well into the 9s at over 135 mph.

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