I saw the original car on ABC's Wide World of Sports when I was seven or eight years old. Up until then any race cars that I saw on TV ran on oval tracks or road courses - this car and the 55 Chevy that it was running against went in a straight line. It was the first time that I had ever seen a drag race. I couldn't figure out why they didn't turn corners, but I was hooked.
I am now 65 and retired, but watching The Storming Bull on TV started me on a lifelong love of drag racing that continues to this day. Thank you for rekindling that memory and for posting your build.