Saturday, 17 December 2011

Frank Kurtis built this 1936 Ford into a streamlined dry lakes racer for Tommy Lee, and I just recalled what its looks reminded me of

the above is the car built for Tommy Lee, below is the other 1936 Ford he built, for the Southern California Plating Company. I knew I'd seen something like it before. I think the SC Plating Co car was featured in the Rodders Journal, I can't recall where else I would have been reading about it

Kurtis was such an amazing car builder, that his cars dominated at the Indy 500, not just winning, but dominating. Kurtis built cars won the Indy in 1950, 51, 53, 54, and 55. 15 of the top 20 finishers in the 1953 Indy were Kurtis built.


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