Photo of the Day
November 26, 2015
Here's another one of those wonderful Kodak Color Prints from the '50's that decided to shift color on us not to mention having the glue on the back add nice yellow splotches. The team of Haskim-Aubrey out of Bakersfield, CA ran this fenderless '40 Ford in Class D Coupe and Sedan at Bonneville in 1954. The Mercury flattie powered car ran 141.06 mph. Behind its windshield is the Advance Muffler Special no. 191. A Mercury flattie powered what once used to be a '32 Ford Tudor Sedan Type 55 in Class C Comp Coupe and Sedan. Note the whitewalls. In the top right on the trailer is the So-Cal Class C Comp Coupe no. 99 that was Ardun headed that year. Mag problems kept the car at 170 mph.
©AHRF/Clif Wheeler Collection.
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