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Westmoreland (Wade "Surfer Hank") Drag Racing Photograph Collection
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  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Wade "Surfer Hank" Westmoreland Drag Racing Photograph Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2018.015
    Physical Description: 1 box 17 photographs
    Physical Description: .20 Linear Feet
    Date: circa 1967
    Abstract: This collection contains 17 black-and-white photographs of Wade "Surfer Hank" Westmoreland in Jeff Busby's top fuel dragster named, "The Beach Boys". Also included are images of Jim Busby.
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains 17 black-and-white photographs mostly of Wade "Surfer Hank" Westmoreland wearing his firesuit. A majority of the photographs are taken with Westmoreland sitting in Jeff Busby's top fuel dragster named, "The Beach Boys". Also included are images of Jim Busby.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [title of item], Drag Race Photograph Collection, Courtesy of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Biographical / Historical

    Called the "Beach Boys" because they were surfers, the racing team consisted of four members including owner Jim Busby, and principal driver Wade "Surfer Hank" Westmoreland.
    Westmoreland also drove for Jim and Alison Lee, the Allen Family, and Ed Wills; and won his only National Hot Rod Association event at the 1969 Springnationals in Dallas, Texas. After his racing career, Westmoreland continued working for Busby on his International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) porsches.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Drag racing
    Busby, Jim
    Westmoreland, Wade