Art Ingles

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Art is credited for creating the grill in the track nose on Louis Banto and Jack Perre's 1927 Ford roadster.
Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford Four-Door Sedan of Fresno, California. The car went trough several iterations in the 1950s. In 1953, after attending the 1953 Oakland Roadster Show, Gene installed a 1950 Oldsmobile V-8 in the car. He also painted it fire engine red and had Tommy the Greek dress it up with pinstriping. Other modifications included a fully chromed and louvered hood, nerf bar bumpers, and copper-plated Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. Gene went to LA to have Art punch 92 louvers in the hood. Art charged Gene 15 cents per louver.

Art Ingles was the head metalman at Frank Kurtis' race car works in Glendale, California. Art formed those beautiful Kurtis midget and Indy car noses, tails and other parts for Frank. Art also worked on his own projects, that included a pair of identical sports-rod roadsters with Kraft. He did also invent the go-kart. One of Art's signature pieces was the "Ingles Nose", a slightly wider, flatter one for roadsters. The Ingles Nose could be found on Barney Navarro's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster, Wes Cooper's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster, Dick Kraft's Blue Model T and the Spalding Bros Track T. [1]



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