He spent three decades as an off-road racer running on BFGoodrich-brand tires before retiring to his ranch in California to raise horses. Frank ``Scoop'' Vessels' accomplishments-he won the 1977 Baja 500 on BFGs, starting a winning streak of 20 consecutive Baja 1000 wins for the brand-have landed the Vessels Ford F-100 truck in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, located in the National Automobile Museum (the Harrah's Collection) in Reno, Nev. At the 2006 induction ceremony last month, Scoop (left) stands by his race-modified short bed Ford F-100 with Rod Hall, president of the hall of fame.
Do you have an opinion about this story? Do you have some thoughts you'd like to share with our readers? Tire Business would love to hear from you. Email your letter to Editor Don Detore at [email protected].