Category Archives: Race cars

The Story of Ab Jenkins – Boys of Bonneville Trailer

Owner of dozens of land speed records, Ab Jenkins was the famed driver of the Mormon Meteor.  He was also the Mayor of Salt Lake City from 1940-1944.  Amazingly, he set 21 speed records while in office.  The 2011 film, … Continue reading

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Video: 1955 24 Hours of LeMans Tragedy

The single worst auto racing accident of all time occured in the 1955 24 Hours of LeMans.  An incredible 83 spectators, plus one driver were killed.  Another 120 people were injured.  Click through for the original Pathe News (British) newsreel … Continue reading

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Vintage Auto Racing Crash Video (Warning: Graphic)

There is something about this video.  I keep coming back to it.  The music selection is what really cements it for me.  It is a fantastic collection of vintage auto racing crashes.  Be warned, however, that it is difficult to … Continue reading

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Video: 1946 Midget Racing Newsreel

Watch this vintage newsreel video of a midget race in New Jersey from 1946.  So far, it is the best video I have found of racing from my midget’s era.  Historic Hinchliffe Stadium was the site of the race, but … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 8: Finishing Touches and Adventures

35 days had gone by since I decided to do this build.  With a lot of help from my friend Sam and my dad, this thing was up and running in time to take it to the Wells Fun Run … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 7: Wiring, Body, and Test drive!

This crazy idea of mine was about to come to life.  The midget only needed wiring to be fully functional car. (Car? Toy? I don’t know, or care.)  So, off we set, plying our electrical skills. Click it for more … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 6: Odds and Ends

The next item on the to-do list for the midget was brakes.  We could roll and steer, now we needed to stop.  ’40s midgets did not use a brake pedal.  Instead, they had a lever on the outside of the … Continue reading

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