Well it's time after a few years of research to finish my recreation of my grandpas 32 ford roadster that he ran at el mirage, and up and down the streets of Pasadena ca from 1947 to 1950. He is 86 right now and I'm bustin knuckles to get this car done so we can injoy this car together. So with all that said I will start this thread and the story/history as I have only found this out about him in the last 5 years. Iv been into hot rods and kustom cars my hole 36 years of life. I have a 53 Packard kustom 49 ford kustom 27 chevy 3 window AA coupe. Had a 40 pickup but sold it so in not a rookie. Iv been to the l.a roadster show every year for the last 20 swapmeetin. The show iv only walked around a couple of times as Street rods are gross to me. Not my style I love early American stuff not 1989 billet Boyd stuff. So anyways I had a 49 merc motor in the back of my truck one day and my dad seen it and said what are you doing with that. I said well it's going in the 49 ford. He said you should take a picture and send that to grandpa you know he use to race those. I said NO I DIDNT Know that, so he tells me ya he had a 32 roadster he ran at el mirage in the late forties. Still has a trophy on his fireplace. So I said wooooooow wait a minute your telling me grandpa was a dry lake speed chaser. He said yep. He says I'm going down there for Easter come down with the kids and ask him about it. So he lives in diamond bar and we go down for Easter and I ask him about his el mirage days and he tells me he ran out there from 47 till he sold his car when he was drafted into the Korean War. We talked awhile and he said hold on a sec, he went into his room and came out with this trophy. He said would you like to have it. I said hell yes. He told me he was a member of the Pasadena roadster club. I was totally blown away as iv seen a lot of early lake cars in pomona and always we're draw to them. So after I came back home I got right on the internet and looked up Pasadena roadster club. I found a few numbers and started my treasure hunt. Stay tuned as I'm going to do the best I can to make y'all feel how I feel about this must do recreation. The day he gave me the trophy he also found these pictures that I will start with. Please injoy.