Jim Papworth's 1932 Ford
1932 Ford 2 Door Sedan owned and raced by Culver City Screwdrivers member Jim Papworth of Culver City, California. Jim was a member of the Screwdrivers from 1948 until he went into the service late in 1950. Jim ran the sedan in the B-Class in 1950. It was chopped and fully fit with a belly pan. The front was from a Kurtis Kraft, and the engine was a 3/8 by 3/8 Ford with a direct drive to the rear end. It id not have a transmission. The rear end was a 3.27. Jim set the class record of 133.32 on a two way average with the sedan. The one way speed was 139.86. The record lasted for one day.
By 1951 the sedan was owned by fellow Culver City Screwdrivers members Jerry Keldrauk and Bill Boren. At the September 1951 Rusetta Timing Meet, Boren and Keldrauk turned 128.11 mph with the sedan. A photo from the event was published in Hop Up September 1951. The caption underneath the photo mis-spelled Jerry's last name as Keldrank.
Boren and Keldrauk did also race the sedan at the 1951 Bonneville meet. They received the high number 520 because they didn't have a SCTA membership. The sedan had a 305 cu. in. Mercury flathead engine, and it was running in the C Modified Sedan Class at Bonneville. Later on Don Rackermann would race the sedan.
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