Hello, I’m Joe Schubeck and I live in Las Vegas Nevada. Although I was born in Cleveland Ohio I spent the better half of my growing up life in a small town on the west side of Cleveland called Lakewood. It was in Lakewood that I began to take an interest in hot rods, drag racing, and all things high performance, first by reading Petersen’s “Hot Rod Magazine”……. Read More

 

“Gentleman Joe” Schubeck Rides Again!

“Gentleman Joe” Schubeck Rides Again!

BY CAM BENTY:  From the man who invented the Lakewood Hydro Formed Hi Tech Scatter Shields in the 1960’s comes a new starting system called “Twin Spin” for Vintage Top Fuel Cackle Fest Dragsters. While it won’t have the mass appeal of Joe Schubeck’s hugely successful Lakewood Products, this new system demonstrates that innovative products can spring from anywhere –at any time. ......... more »

Joe Schubeck’s Foolproof Twin Spin System Takes The Worry Out Of Cackling On Nitro

Locating and restoring his last, long-lost Top Fueler has led to occasional firing the engine at cackle events, which first reminded him of things he missed not one bit since quitting in 1965 to meet demand for Lakewood bell housings. "A job I never liked was standing over the engine with a breaker bar, clearing the cylinders, second guessing whether the kill switch is in the off position". ......... more »

Joe Schubeck’s Foolproof Twin Spin System Takes The Worry Out Of Cackling On Nitro
Innovation Saves Lives

Innovation Saves Lives

“Gentleman Joe” Schubeck, who tamed the clutch explosion Racing has made some impressive strides when it comes to protecting its drivers, in particular since Dale Earnhardt’s fatal accident in 2001. The modular Steel and Foam Energy Reduction or SAFER barrier cushions the walls of tracks from Daytona to Indianapolis. Drivers who wear the HANS Device for head and neck restraint are spare......... more »

Hairy Was Scary

BY BOB MCCLURG: “Back as a full time owner of Lakewood Industries I was feverishly trying to fill orders for bell housings when I got a call from Jack “Doc” Watson who was George Hurst’s right hand man. “Doc” was involved in promoting the Hurst Hemi Under Glass Plymouth Barracuda wheel stander and said, ‘George Hurst, Jack Duffy and I are coming through Cleveland tomorrow and we......... more »

Hairy Was Scary