I still have the trophy. As a result, Kurtis worked briefly with J. After several subsequent owners, Dr. I thoroughly enjoyed recreating this very special car and meeting some wonderful people along the way. As I do in all my restorations, I took a series of pictures from every angle both with and without the body. My involvement in this restoration was truly a labor of love. Most of the cars he built were speedsters, and all were open cars.
1948 Kurtis Midget
Send a private message to arcarace. From the mining district of Pennsylvania , Francika and his brother Mijo, headed west to eastern Utah. From around to , Kurtis-Kraft produced approximately turnkey Midgets. Adams hired Kurtis to help part-time. The Offenhauser engine in the car is a 97 cubic-inch motor fitted with Hilborn fuel injection. When the other photos get posted I should have everything I need.
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One of the more well known versions of these factory produced race cars was the classic Kurtis Kraft model. Smitty Jeffrey has the task of selling Jack's cars and other racing parts. After several subsequent owners, Dr. The car ended up having 6 hole Chevrolet hubs on the front, and 5 hole Ford on the back which lead to some rather interesting tire situations during a few races, where we had the correct size tires for one corner or another, but they would be mounted on the wrong wheels. In , it was sold to Louis Snook of Charlotte, Texas. This was the last car Don Brown was able to finish. Neither pretty nor prestigious, the Midget possessed a trait more important than either of those characteristics:
Formula Libre Watkins Glen. Along the way, these race cars and their drivers became so popular that new heroes were made. One look at the car in the picture and I was hooked. It was founded by Frank Kurtis when he built his own midget car chassis in the late s. The company continued work on the SR project doing spares and repairs for Lockheed.