Gas Ronda

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Throughout the 1960s, West Covina, CA, Ford racer Gaspar “Gas” Ronda was at the top of his game driving everything from Top Stock Ford Thunderbolts to nitro burning, Mustang-bodied AA Fuel Coupes. Gas Ronda’s driving style was aggressive to say the least, but he did it with such exacting precision that he often won races against faster cars.

In 1961, Ronda became a factory Ford sponsored drag racer when Downtown Ford in Los Angeles, CA, became his primary sponsor. Ronda raced a number of 406 and 427 Ford Galaxies under the Downtown Ford racing banner until 1964 when Gas hooked up with Russ Davis, a progressive new Ford Dealer in West Covina, CA.

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Throughout the 1960s, West Covina, CA, Ford racer Gaspar “Gas” Ronda was at the top of his game driving everything from Top Stock Ford Thunderbolts to nitro burning, Mustang-bodied AA Fuel Coupes. Gas Ronda’s driving style was aggressive to say the least, but he did it with such exacting precision that he often won races against faster cars.

In 1961, Ronda became a factory Ford sponsored drag racer when Downtown Ford in Los Angeles, CA, became his primary sponsor. Ronda raced a number of 406 and 427 Ford Galaxies under the Downtown Ford racing banner until 1964 when Gas hooked up with Russ Davis, a progressive new Ford Dealer in West Covina, CA.

 

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