The cars are 1932 to 1948 Fords only. Coupes
and Coaches. They must have the flathead ford engine with a maximum of 286 cubic inches. Stock engines usually
had 239 cubic inches. As you can tell when at the track, these guys have souped up their 60 year old powerplants to
really put out some horsepower! (and make some noise%^&*)
The chassis, suspension and body must be
original with certain allowable upgrades for durability and safety. All cars must run a buggy
type spring and a straight axle front and rear. Quickchange rearends
are allowed as they were available when these cars were raced in the 1950s. Late model racing hubs and brakes are
allowed for safety and late model OEM transmissions are allowed for durability although many cars still run the stock
era drivetrain ( gives new meaning to "Ford Tough" ) The cars weigh 2800 pounds with the driver.
the modified class must meet the above rules and run an original type 3 bolt 2 barrel type carburetor and original
intake manifold and the class is open to members 40 years old and older.
the sportsman class must meet the above rules and run an original type 3 bolt 2 barrel type carburetor and original
intake manifold the class is open to those members that are 50 years old and older.
We usually race 20 to 25 laps with both classes together.
And yes, we really race! But we have a no contact rule as you can imagine. Don't want to tear up these classic
race cars, spare parts are hard to find!
Last season the club averaged 10 to 12 race cars at every event! (thats alot
of vintage steel!) As a matter of fact, the Club has no less than 10 cars at any scheduled event in 2005!
People love the sight and sound of that sweet flathead ford powerplant. Why
old Henry would be right proud with what we have done with his old cars. Plan to visit a track near you to see
these truly classic race machines!
The drivers in our club must be at 40 years
old or older to race with us in the modified class. You must be 50 years old or older to race in the sportsman
class. If you are a professional race driver, you gotta race in the Modified class.
Our drivers come from all walkes of life. The love of racing
and the classic ford flathead is what draws them together. Why we actually have a race driver that raced these machines
on the tracks of the southeast in the '50s and '60s! Now thats the real deal!!!
We invite you to come out to the race and
get a closer look at these vintage racing machines! Contact us by phone or email (see home page) if you would like to
find out more on building or buying a car to run with us.