This was a commission from a drag racer who wanted to step up from a 37 Ford coupe competing in the Super Gas category (9.90 seconds or slower) up to a Pro Modified entry. The new car was also to be a ’37 Ford coupe, but it’s shape and dimensions had to be altered to suit the very different requirements.
I made the body shape on a jig, and another chap took a mould from it.
A couple of variants of the body eventually made it to the racetrack, although not quite to the original plan! Such is Drag Racing.
A testing session for the car at Santa Pod Raceway, all that noise comes from a 3000 horsepower supercharged Hemi. It will power the car from a standing start to the end of the dragway in six seconds, while racing a competitor alongside at the same time
A slightly different version exists, also supercharged, but with a Kenny Coleman built small block Chevrolet and a more colourful paint scheme.