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Ford-based Track Roadster

Ford-based Track Roadster

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Description
Hot rods first appeared in southern California in the late 1930s and became popular in many other places after World War II. Oval track racing combined speed and spectator enjoyment. Dick Fraizer, Floyd Johnson, and Hack Winniger built this competition track roadster in Muncie, Indiana. It has a 1927 Ford Model T body, a 1928 Chevrolet chassis, and a Ford V-8 engine. Fraizer set a one-lap speed record of 84.23 miles per hour with this car at the Winchester Speedway in Indiana. It also ran at Soldiers Field in Chicago with Andy Granatelli’s Hurricane Racing Association and on tracks as far east as Virginia.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
automobile, racing
race car
date made
1948
maker
Anderson, Donald
place made
United States: Ohio, Dayton
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 ft x 6 ft x 12 ft; 1.2954 m x 1.8288 m x 3.6576 m
ID Number
1992.0028.01
accession number
1992.0028
catalog number
1992.0028.01
Credit Line
Gift of Donald and Betty Anderson
subject
Engineering
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Automobiles
Transportation
Road Transportation
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

"Don told me about this car . He still has 2 old racers . Last June , at the age of 80 , he put on his fire suit and helmet for the last time . He took a couple of hot laps , got out , says that's it to racing . He's such a great guy , a real car guy , as is his brother Bob . "

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