Hi everyone. First time post and New Vintage midget enthusiast. I would like to see if there's anyone out there that would know any history on this car? I will post more pictures once I dive into it a little more.
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Beautiful s Midget. | Vintage Auto Racing | Sprint cars, Old race cars, Indy cars
Hiram Hillegass began building race cars in while working at Mack in Allentown, Pennsylvania. By the time he died in , at the age of 65, he was recognized as one of the foremost builders of single seat race cars in the United States. Following the war, both car builders and racers looked for an alternative to the recycled production car frames that had been the basis of many pre-war cars. Many of these individuals had worked in the aircraft and defense industries during the war, and brought from it some lessons. Car builders began to use large diameter, high strength steel tubing for frame rails. Rigid, rugged, and straightforward to build and repair, these tube frames caught on quickly. The buyer had to provide their own engine and driveline.
Kurtis Kraft Project: Everything Old is New Again
Over the last few years vintage racing has become more and more popular with racefans. There is no denying that these drivers of these historic machines were the true heroes of our sport. Many times they would disregard safety, and simply raced because they loved to do it.