Arlen Vanke Fan Group


Arlen Vanke Fan Group

Arlen Vanke...His Pontiacs were Fast, His String of MoPars...Winners Too... Hall of Famer Arlen made his mark in Drag Racing !!

Location: New Mexico
Members: 35
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2015

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Comment by Patrice Lehman on October 4, 2012 at 10:46pm

If you like the Drag Racing Photo's from the 1960's then check out www.JoeStevensPhotos.Com

Comment by michael evegens on July 18, 2012 at 6:11pm

greg painted one of my jetcars , he really was an artist

Comment by Dennis Holly on July 18, 2012 at 6:10pm

Raced with Arlen in Nostalgia Super/Stock. Great guy. but don't let him sneak up behind you and give you a bear hug.

Comment by Wayne Wolfe on July 18, 2012 at 5:47pm

Remember as a kid in Akron going to Arlen's shop.  "Greg of Akron" painted Arlen's, Bobby Yowell's Pro Stocker & many others in the adjacent paint shop.

what a classic that was. He was a real artist.

Comment by michael evegens on July 18, 2012 at 3:53pm

being from cleveland and later akron, you know i was a fan of "akron" arlen . it was a pleasure to meet him at his induction into the hall of fame in henderson last year

Comment by Ron Swann on July 18, 2012 at 3:34pm


I hear Reed is looking for the 72 Cuda I once had that previously was yours. I believe it was originally your 70 Pro Stock that correct? The Cuda worked well for me and I did make a few changes such as a back-half on the chassis, full new aluminum, etc. I hope Reed finds the car.....I would love to see it back to it's former glory!!

Ron Swann

Comment by Wally Bell on July 18, 2012 at 2:41pm


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