Bob is on the left.
This is Bob’s first 2x coupe, driven by among others Tony Mordino, Gene Bergin, Fats Caruso, Jerry Wheeler, and Ed. In this photo, driver Billy Harman is on the left. Photo from Racingthroughtime.com.
Photo from David Alburn.
The first-ever 2x.
The first 2x, with Bill Harman driving.
1966 – South Boston.
1966 – Langley. Photo by Bill Ingle.
1966 – Langley. Photo by Kent Ingves.
Plainville, in the 2x.
Photo by Paul Conley.
Owner/builder Bob Judkins is in the white t-shirt. Photo by Bob Howley.
1968-11-03 – Martinsville Cardinal 500. Car owner Bob Judkins pushes the 2x along pit road after its engine has failed.
Facing the camera is Major, a German Shepherd given to Bob by Ed.
This car was built by Bob in the winter of 1969-70 specifically to be raced on dirt. Photo taken at Bob’s garage on the Berlin Turnpike.
This was the dirt car. As the 2x it was driven for Bob by Ken Shoemaker, but Bob sold it to Tiny Lombard who renumbered it ‘3’ and had Rene Charland, shown here, drive it for him.
This is the first 2x Pinto under construction at Bob’s garage on the Berlin Turnpike. Photos by Arthur Christy, from the Chuck Grime Collection via Fran Lawlor.
1971-05-02 – This was the first-ever Modified Pinto, which inspired Bob Judkins to built his famous 2x Pinto. This photo was taken upon driver Seabury Tripler’s first win, in 1971 at Waterford.
This photo was reported to have been taken at the second Devil’s Bowl outing of the 2x Pinto on July 11, 1971. The car’s first race at Devil’s Bowl was on June 27, 1971, when Gene Bergin DNF’d after hitting the wall (thanks to Justin St. Louis for the information). Prior to its races at Devil’s Bowl, the car’s very first race was on June 20th in the 100-lap Getty Open at Oxford Plains, where Gene drove it to a fourth-place finish. It next raced at a Stafford Springs open-comp show on June 23rd. The car’s first win was the Getty Open at Oxford Plains on July 18th. On July 24th the car was allowed for the first time to race in NASCAR, at Stafford Springs. Photo by Lew Boyd of Coastal 181.
This photo was taken after the original 2x Pinto’s first win, at Oxford Plains on July 18, 1971.