‘Twin Cam’ Tommy Dicktakes

By Dean Seavers Photos by Cory Montgomery and Dean Seavers

Since 1964, Tom Dicktakes has spent at least part of each day working in his one-and-a-half car garage in a quiet East Sacramento neighborhood. Now in his seventies, the longtime Land Park groundskeeper and former baseball player for the semi-pro Sacramento Smokies (the “Tom A. Dicktakes Field” in Land Park is named in his honor) is retired from his city job.  But Dicktakes has never retired from what is truly his life’s work: building a top fuel dragster of his own design. Read more »