Don L. Breidenbach's 1932 Ford

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A Hot Rod Magazine photo showing Don with his 199 roadster at a dry lakes event. Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Magazine.
Don's timing tag for the roadster at El Mirage 09-24-1950. Don ran car number 199, and it was timed at 91.55 m.p.h. Photo courtesy of Gary Portellas.

1932 Ford roadster owned and raced by Glendale Sidewinders member Don L. Breidenbach. In 1947, at the age of 17, Don started a business bulinding custom carburetor linkage in his mother's garage, selling them in Hot Rod Magazine. The sales helped fund his 1932 Ford Roadster.[1]

When Don ran the roadster on El Mirage in September of 1950 it was powered by a Mercury engine.



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