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Mike Phillips
02-20-2012, 11:19 AM
Frank Hawley on Autogeek's What's in the Garage

Frank Hawely will be here as my guest celebrity this Wednesday for the filming of two more episodes of "What's in the Garage"

Here's Frank's bio from his website FrankHawely.com (http://www.frankhawley.com/)

Licensed to drive dragsters at the age of 16, Frank has spent his life driving some of the fastest machines on the planet.

Frank built his racing career piloting 300 mph Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars, in addition to obtaining NHRA licenses in Pro Stock, Super Comp and Super Gas.

During the past 27 years that Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School has been in operation, Frank has taught thousands of drivers, in a variety of classes, the fast way down the quarter mile. When not teaching regular driving classes, Frank consults with many of NHRA’s top professional drivers.

Driving Career

Two-time NHRA World Champion in Nitro Funny Car (driving for Austin Coil in the “Chi-Town Hustler”)
Nine NHRA National Championships in both Top Fuel Dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars
One of only 14 drivers to ever win National titles in both Top Fuel Dragsters AND Nitro Funny Cars
Member of the NHRA “4 second club”
Named one of NHRA’s top 50 drivers of all time
Car Craft Magazine “Driver of the year”
Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame

Non-Driving Career

Television commentator for ABC, ESPN and Independent programming
Author of 2 best selling books
Founder of the first Drag Racing School
Lecturer and instructor
Expert witness

How about a warm welcome to Frank Hawely as I'm going to send him the link to this thread...

Thanks ahead of time Autogeek friends...


Mike Phillips
02-20-2012, 11:26 AM
We're going to have a number of Hemi cars here on Wednesday including a 1965 Plymouth Satellite with a 605 Hemi Engine!

This is a wheel stander and we've been given permission to let Frank make it sand on it's back wheels.


Mike Phillips
02-20-2012, 02:16 PM
The Plymouth Satellite has a car cover on it and is on a lift so here's a few pictures of what I could take quickly...





02-20-2012, 07:04 PM
Has season 2 started yet? I have not yet seen it yet.


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Mike Phillips
02-21-2012, 06:28 AM
Has season 2 started yet? I have not yet seen it yet.


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Starts in April, we're shooting episodes for the TV show tomorrow, that's when Frank will be with us.

Today we're shooting 13 one minute product features for Meguiar's.


Mike Phillips
02-22-2012, 06:37 AM
Plymouth can't make it, have a Supercharged Camaro coming in instead...