1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
BIG WILLIE DUKE AND DUTCHESS DAYTONA
Offered for a very limited time is 1 of 3 69 Daytonas that were owned by Big Willie Robinson and the Brotherhood of Street Racers. Now the only 1 left in existence. These cars were given to sponsor street racing to sell cars, just like the Silver Bullitt was given to Addison. As the Sixties drew to a close, the social upheaval seen in other spheres of society influenced drag racing as well. In the wake of the 1968 Watts riots, legendary street racer Big Willie Robinson figured out a way to use drag racing to change society.
An imposing, muscular 6'6" Vietnam vet with a badass Hemi Daytona Charger and trademark bowler hat, Big Willie was the undisputed king of the late '60s- '70s East L.A. street racing scene. In response to the growing influence of drugs and street gangs, Big Willie and his wife Tomiko organized the 'Brotherhood of Street Racers' as a way to channel the energy of South Central youth away from crime and violence -- "peace through racing," as he put it.
Working with local officials and police, Big Willie was the driving force behind the building of Brotherhood Raceway Park on L.A. harbor's Terminal Island. Before it closed in 1995, BRP was a popular destination for young South Cental racers and is widely regarded as the birthplace of import drag racing -- the 'Fast and Furious' scene.
Efforts are now underway to reopen BRP, hopefully extending Big Willie's legacy to another generation of L.A. gearheads of every ethnicity.
This Daytona is the last of the 3 given to Big Willie. The car is all numbers matching. 440 with 727 Torqueflite and a 4.10 Dana.
The car has the original teardrop hood that was used on the King Daytona in the movie "Two Lane Blacktop." There is a long history behind this car and it is well documented.
You will get the original helmet that Big Willie's wife Tomiko used to race the Queen Daytona ,The car was resently shown at "The Forge Invitational" in Chattanooga, Tn. along with several monumental cars such as the Sox and Martin prostockers, and Dick Landy's prostockers and many more. The car has been featured in Mopar Collector Guide and on the Hot Rod Powertour. Now is your chance to own a rare piece of Mopar history.
The car is just as it was when we removed it from Big Willies back yard where it had sat since 1976. It is a controversy within itself as to whether to restore this car or leave it as it is. I guess that will be up to the buyer to make that call. Willie had ran this car with a Keith Black Hemi and a Clutchflite. This is a true XX29 Daytona! This car is a significant piece of Mopar race history and should be treated as such and is priced as such.
I WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE OTHERS CAR AS A PARTAL TRADE IF YOU WOULD LIKE ANY MORE INFORMATION ON THIS CAR FEEL FREE TO CALL ME @ 763-245-0134 OR E-MAIL CUDACOREY@HOTMAIL.COM
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Big Willie Robinson's
Very Rare 1969 Dodge Daytona
For those of you who don’t know who Big Willie Robinson was, let me give you a quick introduction. Big Willie was a SoCal street racer and Vietnam Veteran with the Army Special Forces who, in the late 1960’s formed the Brotherhood of Street Racers. This was an organization that catered to all forms of gearheads and it mattered not what color you were or what car you drove. Willie was the Brotherhood’s president and was known for running a wicked 1969 Dodge Daytona.
During the 1960s in California, events like the Watts Riots had politicians and lawmakers searching for answers as to how to keep their streets safe and Big Willie Robinson was one of the people they turned to. Willie reasoned that one way to get people off the streets and into a controlled environment was to build a local drag strip so that young men and women would have a place to go. This would not only help to take racing off the streets but it would create a community for like minded racers. Due to his efforts the city donated a strip of land on Terminal Island so that a drag strip could be constructed. From the 1970’s until the late 1990’s Brotherhood Raceway Park ran events that helped keep kids off the streets and on the straight and narrow.
Up for auction here is a 1969 Dodge Daytona that was owned by Big Willie Robinson and one of the cars that help promote “Peace Through Racing”. This car is a true piece of racing history and is something that any collector would be proud to own.
Check out the eBay auction here.
Big Willie Pictures from the past