1929 Ford Model A Salt Flat Racer - The Bomb

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

4 Cylinder Manual

Salt Lake City, Utah
Model A Salt Flat Racer - The Bomb
4 Cylinder

1929 Ford Model A Salt Flat Racer - The Bomb

The seller states:  "In our little town in Ogden, Utah, way out on the north end of town, is an Army Surplus Store called Smith and Edwards.  As a kid, I would ride my bike out there and walk through their yard.  There, in a pile, were hundreds of aluminum wing tanks from old military aircraft.  At first I thought I could make a boat out of one of them, but my Dad said I was too young to take on something like that.  Fast forward 50 years and one day I drove by the old yard and they were loading these tanks onto a truck to sell for scrap.  I pulled in and bought one and took it home.  I had a 1929 Ford Model A chassis and decided I would make a Salt Flats racer.  We call it "The Bomb".  It is street legal in Utah and I drive it all over.  Do I ever get the looks!  I also have taken it out to the Salt Flats and ran it out there.  It has no speed equipment newer than 1929 and I was clocked at 63 miles per hour!  This car is a riot to drive and show.  I have a $200,000 sports car and when I park them together at car shows, "The Bomb" gets all the looks!"

"I am getting older and I have a bunch of cars.  I don't want to sell any of them, but I don't want my wife and kids to have to worry about them.  This is just like tearing my heart out."