The Krakenberg Kellison | The Jalopy Journal The Jalopy Journal
The Krakenberg Kellison | The Jalopy Journal The Jalopy Journal

I’ve normally experienced a factor for the Kellison. There is just some thing about the air streamed overall body with an plain Italian influence combined with the possible of a Chuck Manning created chassis that speaks to me. Of class, the Kellison never ever reached its possible on the race monitor and possibly which is another reason I like them so… The unmet possible conjures up dreams of a redo and ideas of what could have been.

And so when I observed Dennis Krakenberg’s ’61 J-5 at this year’s Round Up, I knew appropriate away it was likely to get a single of my picks. I also desired to shoot it, but the vehicle show environment produced that complicated. Decided, I arrived up with a strategy.

I experienced brought my aged vacation trailer out to the exhibit and figured I could stay at the venue  overnight and if every thing labored out, the sunlight would nevertheless be with me effectively following all of the spectators experienced walked via the gates. It worked and at all over 8pm, I uncovered myself all by yourself with the Krakenberg Kellison.

You may possibly remember Krak’s Kellison as the previous Mooneyes automobile. In a previous life it was owned by Tom Duttrey and painted yellow with Mooneyes livery. Tom acquired the vehicle already powered by a w-motor and shifted via a 4-pace. He added the Us citizens, some trick plexi get the job done, and sorted a several far more aspects in advance of marketing the car or truck to Dennis.

And Dennis? He didn’t fart around… He took the motor vehicle to Phil Leonard (Syrarum Color Studio) and explained to him to go nuts with flake, gold leaf, and whatever the hell else he experienced on hand. The consequence is with no dilemma the wildest Kellison at any time assembled. And although I prefer my Kellison’s to have a a lot more 50’s period Grand Prix vibe, I simply cannot argue with this J-5’s 60’s era drag aesthetic.

In any scenario, get pleasure from this mini shoot/characteristic. I could have taken a lot more pictures, but honestly… This was 1 of those people times when I didn’t truly want to get misplaced powering a camera lens. As magnificent as this car or truck displays in my mediocre photography, it’s much much better in individual.