Thread: Elgin road race
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:07 PM   #8
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Default 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.
I use the F word a lot no not that word these words Flathead , Focus and Finish.
"Life Member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club using a Ford Flathead block"
Owner , Builder and Driver of the First Ford Flathead bodied roadster to run 200 MPH Record run July 13, 2018 LTA timing association 200.921 from a standing start in one and a half miles burning gasoline.
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