I have generally had a factor for the Kellison. There is just anything about the air streamed body with an undeniable Italian impact merged with the possible of a Chuck Manning designed chassis that speaks to me. Of study course, the Kellison by no means achieved its likely on the race track and perhaps which is one more cause I love them so… The unmet prospective conjures up dreams of a redo and views of what could have been.
And so when I observed Dennis Krakenberg’s ’61 J-5 at this year’s Round Up, I knew suitable absent it was heading to get one particular of my picks. I also wanted to shoot it, but the car present atmosphere manufactured that difficult. Identified, I came up with a approach.
I had brought my old vacation trailer out to the display and figured I could remain at the venue overnight and if every little thing labored out, the sunlight would nonetheless be with me properly immediately after all of the spectators had walked by means of the gates. It labored and at all over 8pm, I located myself all by yourself with the Krakenberg Kellison.
You may well remember Krak’s Kellison as the old Mooneyes car or truck. In a former lifestyle it was owned by Tom Duttrey and painted yellow with Mooneyes livery. Tom purchased the motor vehicle previously run by a w-motor and shifted via a 4-speed. He additional the People, some trick plexi perform, and sorted a several additional facts right before providing the motor vehicle to Dennis.
And Dennis? He didn’t fart around… He took the auto to Phil Leonard (Syrarum Color Studio) and advised him to go nuts with flake, gold leaf, and regardless of what the hell else he experienced on hand. The result is without question the wildest Kellison ever assembled. And though I choose my Kellison’s to have a a lot more 50’s period Grand Prix vibe, I simply cannot argue with this J-5’s 60’s period drag aesthetic.
In any scenario, enjoy this mini shoot/attribute. I could have taken much more photographs, but honestly… This was one particular of those times when I didn’t seriously want to get shed at the rear of a digicam lens. As lovely as this motor vehicle shows in my mediocre photography, it is far improved in particular person.