Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature BTE customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to drive and race. Today, it’s all about Anthony Rodgers and the 1964 SS Malibu that he likes to call “Ole Rusty.”
How did you get into drag racing?
I got into drag racing through a couple of a avenues, one being my father taking my brother and I to the Autolite Nationals at Sonoma as kids every year for 10-plus years. And second through my uncles having muscle cars when I was a kid.
When and where was your first race?
First race in a drag car would have been the Streetcar Takeover at Tulsa Raceway Park.
What model/year do you race now?
The car is a 1964 SS Malibu that was built in Kansas City.
Does your car have a nickname?
I call the car ‘Ole Rusty.