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Historic 1933 Ford Roadster racer plays a starring role in the Mecum collection

When Edsel Ford became interested in the Elgin Road race in Elgin, Illinois, the country’s first-ever stock car race, he turned to Don “Wild Irishman” Sullivan to prepare 10 entries on behalf of the company. This one, wonderfully restored in 1988 by Roy Nacewitz, took the checkered flag at the 1932 Indianapolis 500, with Fred Frame at the wheel. That makes it the first of many Fords to claim stock-car racing victory.


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