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Racer and dealer Bud Faubel, 86

by David Zatz on


Harry Edward “Bud” Faubel, Jr., 86, passed away on December 23 at his home. 
Mr. Faubel is known to many Mopar fans as a racer, though, in both the NHRA drag racing and NASCAR stock car racing circuits.  In 1960, Mr. Faubel ran second in the Daytona Beach Flying Mile, behind the wheel of an engineering prototype Chrysler 300F.  He won the Daytona race in 1961, and nearly won the A/SA championship at the 1961 NHRA Nationals in a 1961 Fury (Mr. Faubel was beaten by Ray Christian, driving a 1960 Plymouth Savoy).
Greg Lane reported finding Bud Faubel’s 1964 Hemi Honker some years later; it had a pair of 3861 Carter AFBs and a pair of Holley 3116s (which he raced with is unkown). The car was one of the first production Dodge 330 Hemis and had a Carter cross-ram air cleaner.
Born in 1927, Mr. Faubel graduated from Penn State University, then served with the Navy as a fighter pilot during the Korean War, returning with the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He then flew 31 years as an airline pilot with US Airways, before joining the Manassas Flying Circus as an acrobatic pilot for seven years.
Mr. Faubel served as Deputy Sheriff for Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and owned and operated two dealerships in Chambersburg. One was Shively Motors, a Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealership; the other was Eastland Motors.

Services will be held at 11 am on December 27 at Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, with military honors. Contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Memories may be shared at

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