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Back home from Korea with the Arias-Toros coupe at El Mirage in 1956 with driver Mike Schmader. While they were stationed in Korea, Nick and Bob Toros’ close friend Kenny Bigelow was killed at El Mirage in his ’37 Chevy coupe. “When Bob and I got home from Korea we scrapped Kenny’s car out but kept the GMC engine. We started building a race car out of another ’37 Chevy. Our goal was to set a record in the ’37 in Kenny’s memory. We put a rollbar in it, a Halibrand quick-change, Ford rearend, and a tube axle under it.” The team became Russetta Timing Association point frontrunner in “A” coupe and “B” coupe class pushing the record to 148 from the previous speed of 136 mph.