Don Cummins

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A young Don next to an early iteration of his pickup. In 1952 Fred met Don in the Navy. Both were from Southern California, and they became neighbours in civilian life and successful partners in racing. Don was also a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Photo from The Fred Larsen Photo Collection.
Fred and Marylou Larsen with Stella and Don during a 1954 Pomona Drags event. The gang are chilling on Fred's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster. Photo from The Fred Larsen Photo Collection.
Don and Fred Larsen with their first Streamliner in 1966. Don and Fred took the Streamliner to Bonneville in 1966. It ran a two-way average of 255 mph. One of the international records they were aiming for was the 248-mph Class D record set by Rudolph Caracciola in a supercharged Mercedes Grand Prix car in 1939. They set eight F.I.A. records in 1967 with a best of 275 mph, shattering Caracciola’s 28-year-old mark. The Larsen & Cummins Streamliner became the world’s fastest 3L car holding the one-mile F.I.A. record of 310.26 mph. Photo from The Fred Larsen Photo Collection.

Don Cummins was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers.


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