The Perry Boys Roadster
1929 Ford Model A Roadster owned and raced by Culver City Screwdrivers members Ed and Bill Perry. Ed and Bill's roadster featured a 1932 Ford frame and grille shell, and was powered by a 241 ci Dodge Red Ram Hemi. The roadster could often be seen running at the dry lakes during Russetta Timing Association meets or at the drags. Ed did the driving while Bill was responsible for the fixing. In 1955 the roadster came second in the B Roadster Class at Bonneville with a speed of 157 mph against 161 mpg by Carrol Thompson. For the 1956 season, the car was fit with a roll over bar. In 1956 Bill and Ed won fits class at Bonneville running 168.797 mph. In 1957 the brothers won again, running 168.61 mph.
The car is still around, and is currently located on Whidbey Island, Washington. The car is in a sad state, and should be rescued before it rusts away. The only problem is that the owner refuses to sell it. The current owner has owned the roadster for many years, and before he parked it on Whidbey Island he had the car in Alaska. The roadster has a dropped axle, quick change rear-end, and center steering.
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