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old Tom 07-14-2020 08:34 PM

Elgin road race
 

In Rod authority news there is a article about a 33 Ford at the Elgin road race. This is the link to it. https://www.rodauthority.com/news/hi...t-rod-at-mecum. Lot of Ford History.

petehoovie 07-14-2020 08:47 PM

Re: Elgin road race
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by old Tom (Post 1909196)
In Rod authority news there is a article about a 33 Ford at the Elgin road race. This is the link to it. https://www.rodauthority.com/news/hi...t-rod-at-mecum. Lot of Ford History.

https://www.speednik.com/files/2020/...7-1440x810.jpg


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Lawrie 07-14-2020 09:36 PM

Re: Elgin road race
 

That makes me want to go and strip the 33 down,
The V8 engine must have been a revelation then ,to run flat-out and not clap out,
Lawrie

nelsb01 07-14-2020 10:03 PM

Re: Elgin road race
 

You guys are making me feel old, as I was at the Early Ford V-8 Grand National Meet in 1988 when my friend, Roy Nacewicz, first showed the car.
Roy was very proud of that car and owning it. Like the article says, Roy spent may hours reseaching the history.
It was loud and it was just as good looking then as it is now. I will never forget my ride around the parking lot in Dearborn.
A neat piece of Ford Motor Company history for sure.

Will D 07-15-2020 12:30 AM

Re: Elgin road race
 

Very cool, thanks for posting.

Gary in La. 07-15-2020 08:57 AM

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I saw the car at the 1988 meet also but did'nt get the ride. Talked to Roy about about the build. It was a beautiful car , very well done.

35fordtn 07-15-2020 11:33 AM

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Did anyone see what the high bid was, or whether or not it sold?

Ronnieroadster 07-15-2020 01:07 PM

Re: Elgin road race
 

When that roadster was shown at Hershey in 1988 their was a lot of doubt as to it actually being an Elgin road race car it was shown in their class 24A. During that time period I had entered the first Drag car the AACA ever allowed to be shown at the Hershey fall meet. My race car was documented and then certified by the AACA for their class 24A this was not a simple task the AACA had a number of requirements which I had to meet to prove it was truly an early race car. Not a bunch of parts assembled to make it appear to be an early car. The efforts were worth it showing the car for four years at Hershey my car was awarded a Junior first and finally a Senior first in class.
That 33 roadster raised concern because most believed after the original car was raced it would have then been returned back to a stock roadster configuration fenders and running boards put back on and then sold to a customer thus loosing its identity. Thus the doubts remain to this day about that car.

VeryTangled 07-15-2020 03:20 PM

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Sex-ay! And kicks butt! And a one-of-one with the actual provenance. Some heavy hitters have owned this dreamboat.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...3&d=1594844373

DavidG 07-15-2020 06:16 PM

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Ronnieroadster,


Those doubts were and remain well founded.

v8fordman 07-17-2020 07:18 PM

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This brings back some great memories. Me and Clint Bivens built the engine. I attended the 1988 Grand National V8 Meet in Dearborn and saw the car for the initial time. First time I had ever been to anything like that and the rotating bar on top of the Hyatt just amazed me.


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