Renowned chassis builder Melvin “Jerry” Bickel has passed away. He was 75.
Bickel founded Jerry Bickel Race Cars, the chassis builder and parts provider, over 40 years ago in Moscow Mills, Missouri. The company is now known as a one-stop-chassis shop for drag racers.
Bickel notably served as crew chief and chassis fabricator for Jim Yates, who piloted the McDonald’s-sponsored Pro Stock vehicle to several wins, championships, and new records in the 1990s. He continued to build race-winning cars, including those for four-time PDRA Pro Nitrous champion Jim Halsey and 2021 NHRA Pro Mod world champion Jose Gonzalez.
For more information, including funeral services and memorials, visit his obituary here.