Other than a Bellytank Lakester, which to me was always the purist shape and form for a landspeed car, my other true love was an early, single seater, roundy round big car. The style of these early purpose built race cars is pure elegance. So it's always been on my #2 list. And luckily, there is still a racing organization that recognizes these cars and has a competitive class for them,.... the SCTA . Some of you know about my latest Bonneville project that has been in the works for the past 3-4 years, but I've been fairly quiet about it until it was closer to being a reality. Well, now that time is finally at hand, so I thought I would share the build pics with everyone. The car will run in the scta's VOT class (vintage oval track). It's a body class devoted to vintage race cars with pre 1948 engines. We plan to run the model B race engines that we run in the Bellytank, and eventually run the 270 Offy motor that I acquired last year. The car started as a cowl and tail that was built 30-40 years ago by an aircraft guy that unfortunately passed away some time ago. I was told the body was a back up body for a racing champ car, but I'm not sure which one. The grill was from a 30's Indy car and is hand made from steel. A real work of art. My friend Kieth Allen (who never sells anything) had both in the rafters of his garage. He only sold them to me cuz he knew I would do something with them. I think I made him proud. I started the work with a pair of hat shaped stamped frame rails from my friend Allen Decker, and then the rear kick up and front frame horns were made from scratch. The front axle is a 20's something Chrysler and the parallel leaf springs are a combination of 30's Essex, 30's studebaker, and ford truck hardware, along with some handmade parts. The drivetrain consists of a 38 Lincoln zephyr transmission with later 25 tooth gears mated to a 40's Franklin quickchange. The same rear end I run In the tank, it's never failed. Once I got the car to a roller with the help of friends Logan Davis, Tyrell, and Lantz Soliday, it sat for quite a few months as other projects took precedent. But once Logan called me to say he was re- opening his old shop "Milestone hot rods" , now called "vintage performance", I said, Great, now you can finish the Indy car, and he did just that, in the few months that it's been at his shop, it's really taken off, thanks in part to fellow Sidewinder Chuck, who has hand bucked over a thousand rivets, she'll definitely be running next year. Enjoy the pix Here's the start of the roll cage We took her out to El Mirage last weekend to pre tech. That's Logans roadster towing behind. That's about it for now. I'll keep updating as things progress. I hope it inspires, as others inspire me.