One of the most famous wheel standers known as “Hemi Under Glass” was driven by Bob Riggle. The Barracuda did not start life off as a wheel stander, but more as a car that would be competitive in racing. When Bob realized the excitement of the crowd while his Cuda’ hung the front wheels half way down the track, he decided to turn it into an exhibition car.
I wasn’t fortunate enough to have seen this car run back in the day, but I did grow up watching Bill Mavericks “Little Red Wagon” make multiple 135MPH runs at New England Dragway in Epping, NH in the late 70s early 80s.
Here’s a great video I stumbled onto on YouTube. It shows all kinds of vintage wheel standers, some of which I never knew existed.
Can’t see the video? Here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pwrqpfjrj4
Picture borrowed from: streetlegaltv.com