Frank Coon's 1932 Ford
1932 Ford Roadster built and owned by Santa Monica Low Flyers member Frank Coon. Frank ran this sharp Ford in Class C Roadster at El Mirage on May 25, 1947 to a first in class with a speed of 125.52 mph. He gained 12 points for his efforts. A Merc flathead with filled heads and an Evans intake manifold plus a Jack Engle cam worked in conjunction with his own ignition system. Frank would soon team up with his buddy Jim Travers and work for oil baron Howard Keck and run his cars at Indy through the mid fifties. They won twice with Bill Vukovich as their driver. After this they formed a successful engine building firm called Traco.
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