As a child in the 40’s and 50’s I experienced the excitement of watching my Dad and Uncle race on dirt tracks and the salt flats. Even though they had a number of different cars over the years, the car that won my heart was a mid 20’s T modified roadster. I knew by the time I was ten that someday I would own a hot rod like that. The sound of those early Ford flatheads was unmistakable and I had to have one. Their T went to the scrap man before I was old enough to lay claim to it, but that wasn’t going stop my dream.
In my teens I learned to drive in my Grandfather’s 40 Ford Deluxe Coupe. In my twenties I got my first new car, a 65 Falcon Sprint. Throughout the years I never lost sight of that T modified and today that dream is a reality. This little sweetheart is all steel and genuine Henry black. The modified Model A frame gets it low to the ground. Red 35 Ford wire wheels set at the corners. The engine is a supped up midyear flathead with track exhaust. It’s backed up by a 41 truck transmission and Columbia 2 speed rear end. When I got the 2 speed I was told it came from Bill France Sr. first Daytona car.
Everything about this car goes back to the hay day of dirt track hot rods right after WWII, and that is just the way I want it. My Dad and Uncle have both been gone years but every time I get behind the wheel of the T, they are right beside me on that seat, and loving the ride.