Since 1949

About The Bean Bandits


This last year we lost the founder of the Bean Bandits Joaquin Arnett. We’ll keep racing in Joaquin’s spirit.

The Bean Bandits have been drag racing and land speed racing since 1949. The new generation of Bean Bandits have been racing successfully at El Mirage and Bonneville for the last decade. We have raced several different type of cars including street roadster, modified roadster, rear engine modified roadster and even production pickup. We have set multiple records with these vehicles running several different engine combos.


For an up to date bio of the founder Joaquin Arnett please visit his daughter’s blog at

Moldy Marvin has some great history over at
Some of the individual blogs and The Bean Bandits MySpace page;