NHRA Motorsport Museum
Reath Automotive A/Altered Fiat
The only Fiat altered on display at the NHRA Motorsports Museum, the Long Beach, Calif.-based Reath Automotive entry, was the creation of Don Ratican, Bill Jackson, and driver Ronnie Stearns. Though the entry was powered by a supercharged Oldsmobile engine, it was classified as an A/Altered as opposed to the AA/A designation later given to blown cars. Competing against other standouts of the era, including Gabby Bleeker of Chicago and Louisiana racer Boogie Scott, it won class honors at the 1960 NHRA Nationals in Detroit and the first NHRA Nationals held at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1961.