World Record WW36hp Bug

Bob Dodero – 77.900mph NEW WW36 BUG WORLD RECORD
Wolfsburg West Contingency Award Winner

You may remember our blog posted regarding Bob Dodero’s land-speed WORLD RECORD setting Oval Window with a Gary Herrod/TLR built 36hp engine here: http://twolarrysracing.com/blog/?p=2046

But he certainly deserves a page all for himself on TLR’s site! We are proud to work with this great guy, and be a part of his dream realized.

Bob made it his goal in early 2014 to race at Bonneville in September and break the land-speed world record for the ww36 class in an Oval Window Bug. (There are a lot of classes racing, ww36 is a specific class with specifications for the engine components, etc.) He contacted TLR and German Auto Werks to help him achieve his goal with a Gary Herrod-built motor. We are so pleased and proud that on Sunday, he broke the world land-speed record with his TLR-Gary Herrod-built 36hp motor at 78+ mph! We are very excited for him. Also on Sunday was Bob’s birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bob, and what a great present he gave himself! Bob has already mentioned he plans to defend his title in 2015.

Soon after we received from Bob a write-up written by Burly Burlile himself, organizer of the ww36 class:

“G’day gentlemen

The 2014

World of Speed and VW Challenge Maxx Speed Nats was over the top with 31 different VW race cars. And yes, we had a winner in the WW36 Bug category when Bob Dodero went 77.900 miles per hour to beat the old record set by Kim Slaughter by almost 7 miles per hour. Rob was racing a 1957 Bug with the Wolfsburg West kit and he also owns a second WW kitted 57 Cabriolet. This years WW contingency award could not have gone to a better WW customer. We did not have a winner in the DSS contingency category in 2014.

I am still awaiting address information from Bob and will send it as soon as it arrives.

In the meantime, here are a couple of pics. Please feel free to utilize them in any advertising you wish.

Thanx again for your support and participation in the 36hp Challenge. Watch for Deanos coverage in a future issue of HVW’s.

Tootaloo till later……………………………

Burly

Burly Burlile
VW 36hp BB Challenge
burlybug@comcast.net
www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge”

Also, here are some quick stats from that weekend:
VW’s Racing at WOS……………..32
VW Drivers…………………………39
Engine/Driver Combos…………..44
VW Challenge Records…………..9
SCTA/BNI Records………………..2
New “1”Club Members…………..3
36hp Racers……………………….19
36hp Newport Trophy Winner…Jerry Avis
Big Block Racers………………….11
Super Block Racers………………1
Watercooled Racers……………..12
Read more about the 36hp challenge at the Salt Flats Racing Association’s website HERE. You also read that right…only Herrod Helper wings are allowed on Bugs that breach the 100mph mark.

All photos below of Bob Dodero and his world-record Oval are provided by Burly Burlile.

Video of Bob Dodero’s VW 36hp engine, built by Gary Herrod/TLR, during its first fire and initial tuning. Later that month (September 2014) Bob broke the world land speed record in Bonneville, UT for the WW36 class at 79.900mph in his VW Oval Window Bug.

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