HOUSTON (May 12) — The auctioning of drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney’s one-of-a-kind Super Comp dragster modeled after her iconic “Last Pass” Top Fuel dragster — the proceeds of which will benefit her namesake charity, Shirley’s Kids — has been postponed due to the recent death of Muldowney’s son John Muldowney.
The Danny Nelson-built Racecraft Chassis, powered by a 582-cubic-inch Chevrolet Head Hunter motor from Sunset Performance, will now be sold at Dana Mecum’s Auction to be held Sept. 6-9 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
“Shirley has been devastated by the passing of her only child, John, and she needs adequate time to grieve so we have moved the auction to September,” Shirley’s Kids Chairman Stan Holt said. “Our thanks to the professionals at Mecum Auction, who have been so supportive and helpful. They completely understood the situation and graciously moved our time slot to the Dallas auction.
“We’re sorry to disappoint the many people that have expressed an interest in the racecar and were planning to bid on it next week in Indy to support Shirley’s Kids, but we hope they all understand our predicament.”
Because of the generous support of sponsors, 100 percent of the proceeds from the auction will go directly to children in need through Shirley’s Kids, a 501(c)(3) charity founded by Stan and Sheila Holt. The dragster build was made possible through donations from John, Troy, Mike and Jeg Coughlin Jr. at JEGS High Performance, Danny Nelson at Racecraft Chassis Ultimate Sportsman Dragsters, Buddy Wood, Sunset Performance, Stu Grant and Bryce Jones at Goodyear, Digital Delay, the Original Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurants and Rob Geiger at Geiger Media Global.