February 27, 2024
T for the Track

After a protracted day at the highway, we made it to Riverside, California. I’m exhausted, excited and slightly bit beaten. Why? This weekend, I’ll be racing at The Race of Gents’s Southern California Drags in my Style A roadster. I’ve coated T.R.O.G. on each coasts, however that is the primary time I’ll be proper in the midst of the motion. I will be able to’t wait.

Naturally, drag racing has been on my thoughts for the previous few weeks. It sort of feels as though it’s all the time shooting up in my searches and humming round my head with none signal of slowing down. And when I used to be scanning my native Craigslist, I got here throughout a contest system this is too just right to not percentage.

The checklist is for a “Ford Style T drag racer,” however that doesn’t even start to inform the tale. The advert additionally features a quick description.

Ford T roadster metal on 1932 rails (sic), constructed within the overdue Forties, 299-inch flathead, 1939 Ford transmission, received 1984 Nostalgia Nationals at Baylands with a 12.12 dial-in, so featured at the 1985 NN poster. Spares, pictures to be had or glance in Hemmings Motor Information.”

Even though the advert confuses a Style A body with a 1932 body, I’d love to consider the remaining is correct. What about it’s Forties? I’m now not precisely positive. That apart, the entire setup is ultra-traditional. I want any individual would have scooped it as much as race on the drags this weekend. It seems like a powerful runner, and I am hoping to peer it out at the monitor sooner or later.

Joey Ukrop

 Pictures from the CL advert right here.