The Van Ness family (Dad, Harold Sr. and sons Jim and Harold Jr.). The Van Ness family of Gibsonburg , Ohio owned, built and maintained race cars from 1956 through 1975. Just some of the drivers who piloted the famous #35 included hall of famer “Irish” Jim McCune, hall of famer Jim “Smiley” Roepke, hall of famers Al, Dick and Steve Liskai, Bill Cicanese, Jerry Nemire, Dick Holcomb and hall of famer Daryl Harrison to name a few. The Van Ness race cars won features all over the region. Most of the Van Ness family race cars were built by the dad and sons before a car built in Cleveland was purchased from hall of famer Jim Ford in 1967.