The Trammel Roadster

The Trammel Roadster

Pretty neat photo from the archives… Bob Trammel was a mechanic that worked at Navarro Racing Equipment. In 1948, Bob wanted to take his ’27 roadster to El Mirage to get his name in the record books. He knew, however, that he just didn’t have the power to make it happen.

So… Bob asked Barney if he could borrow one of the blowers he had in development. Barney agreed… Bob went 140.33 mph.

Rad, right? I scoured my archives for images at speed and couldn’t find anything further, but figured I’d drop all the images I had from El Mirage in 1948 just to set the scene and entertain… Looks like the C-roadster class was pretty competitive!

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