34 Lions pits Hello, When my brother had his 1951 Oldsmobile 2 door sedan, he tried his best to get it looking good, first, then looking for stuff to make it go faster. At the time, he was more into cruising around than racing. But, his friend built a 34 Ford 5 window coupe with a big Olds motor and was having fun at the drags. He also used it as a daily driver to school and work. That is a standard concept from those days. Hop up your daily driver for both the drags and school/job. One day, he came home from school and had a bright idea. He wanted to build a car for the street and modify it so he could race it at Lions Dragstrip, a mile or so away. His Olds was fast for a stock car with shiny stuff on it, but, it was not really fast like a car with a built motor and other speed goodies. It was one of the nicest looking cars in his age group of cars, though. I always thought that this Olds was going to be my first car in a few years. A Similar condition Model A He said he liked a 29 Ford Model A Coupe that he saw in a backyard, several blocks away. He had already approached the old lady and she was willing to part with the old coupe. It was the standard black, but worn in various places. She told him that it was not running and taking up valuable gardening space. She wanted it gone. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...ka-tin-hunting-stories.1052537/#post-12004865 Model A Jnaki We cleaned it up, got it running, and I took pleasure in driving it around the block several times. My brother was so happy that it ran, but he already had thoughts of putting in a 283 Chevy motor and get it going. (So, if this is a dual purpose car, my brother would drive it to school and the drags. Then the 51 Olds would be mine! Yea!) In December of 1959, we saw the perfect example of a dual purpose street/strip Model A sitting in the pits of the Riverside Raceway Drag Meet. We did not know who owned it, but it said… "ours.” My brother called me over and pointed out the red Model A. It just had the look. A Model A for the A/Gas Coupe Class. In a recent search on more old photographs of this Model A from 1959-61 era, I found this one that shows it was now in B/Gas. What a perfect car for the drags and the daily trips to high school. To me, this is a period correct look for a high school car from the early 1950s through the mid 60s. It was nothing radical. It had a simple look, but, was very powerful and fast.