The frame dates back to the Calvin Coolidge administration, but the front end is decidedly Nixonian, while the engine is practically Vanilla Iceonian. It's a hot rod with parts through the ages that can handle a race course. It's the "Road Race T."
This week on /BIG MUSCLE, Mike Musto checks out an old-school hot rod made for road racing. It's got a 5.0 V8 out of an old Ford Mustang, the front end is from a Pinto, and the frame is Model T, just like the one great grandpa drove when he went cruising for suffragettes on the make.
The Road Race T is the creation of Dennis Newman and Dave Schaible to field in the 24 Hours of LeMons, an endurance race created for crap cars with character.
It's small, light and thanks to its amazingly talented builders, has the ability to put the hurt on the majority of its competition, no matter that some of its parts pre-date television by a decade. Let's watch.