hobiercr Reader
July 16, 2011 5:51 p.m.

We had this vintage racer in our shop last Fall to modify the exhaust a little closer to the body and away from the rear tire. My buddy's brother built the engine for this car and got to race it on occasion. About two weeks after these pictures were taken he was driving in an event and a catastrophic flat caused him to flip the car. He landed back on the wheels with minimal body damage but the hood ornament is toast.

The car is back on the track and doing events again. The owner has it registered and still drives it on the street occasionally. Below is a link to the full photo album.

1929 Ford Roadster gallery

Aeromoto New Reader
July 16, 2011 7:56 p.m.

Very cool! I know that Riley stuff is damn near priceless.

Graefin10 Reader
July 16, 2011 8:15 p.m.

That looks like a quite sophisticated car for it's day. Know any links to see it racing or posing outside in good light?

JoeyM SuperDork
July 16, 2011 8:27 p.m.

I love the turned dash

DeadSkunk HalfDork
July 16, 2011 8:43 p.m.

I keep having fantasies of a locost type car ,modeled after one of these. The real thing would be nice,but probably won't ever happen.

corytate Reader
July 16, 2011 8:45 p.m.

it's beautiful. absolutely beautiful.

hobiercr Reader
July 16, 2011 9:10 p.m.
Graefin10 wrote: That looks like a quite sophisticated car for it's day. Know any links to see it racing or posing outside in good light?

Why yes, as a matter of fact...

YouTube videos


Graefin10 Reader
July 16, 2011 9:36 p.m.

In reply to hobiercr:

Thanks! You sure would have to know what you were doing in order to get away with racing those things on skinny tires in the rain.

kb58 Reader
July 16, 2011 9:44 p.m.

Skinny tires actually work better than wide tires since they have less water to push out of the way, and have higher pressure on the ground per sq. in. of contact.

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