Tore Tømmerås' 1935 Ford

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Sten Johansen, Kåre Ask, Per Melbye and Tore Tømmerås posing in the engine compartment of Tore's coupe in 1958. Photo from Speed-Nytt 4/1958.
Three member of the Wildcat Motorclub working on their club car, a Model T, in 1958. Tore's coupe can be seen in the back of the picture. From left, Bjørn Hoel, Terje Buaas and Erik Eriksen. Photo from Speed-Nytt 4/1958.
A photo of Tore's coupe taken by Arne Skuland at Frogner in Oslo around 1961. Photo by Arne Skuland, courtesy of Terje Sæthre - Early Ford V8 Club - Norway.
Once completed, Tore's coupe was raced on ice and dirt tracks in Norway. This photo was published in Amcar Magazine Juni 1988 in a story about Hot Roddin' in Norway, and it shows the coupe in the final of its first race. The Porsche behind couldn't keep up with the old Ford, and Tore took first place in the race.[1] Photo courtesy of Amcar Magazine.
This photo is taken in the depot, between two heats, at its first race. The coupe is running on snow tires.[2]
Tore's coupe was powered by a hopped up flathead V8 featuring Edelbrock heads and dual carburetors.

1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe owned by The Wildcat Motorclub president Tore Tømmerås of Oslo, Norway. Tore's coupe was built in the late 1950s, and it is one of the first hot rods of Norway. In 1958 the Norwegian magazine Speed-Nytt did a featured story on The Wildcat Motorclub. The Wildcat Motorclub was the first hot rod club of Norway, and when Speed-Nytt paid a visit in 1958 they were currently working on two club cars, one of these were Tore's coupe.[3]

According to a story about "Hot Roddin' in Norway" printed in Amcar Magazine Juni 1988, Tore's coupe was completed during the autumn of 1958. It went through the vehicle licensing department without a single complaint, and received a set of Norwegian license plates. By then Tore's coupe was powered by a 1948 Mercury flathead V-8 that had been hopped up featuring Edelbrock heads, an Edelbrock dual carburetor intake, an Iskenderian camshaft and a Cintilla magneto. The brakes were also upgraded to hydraulic brakes. According to the same article, the coupe was good for almost 170 horsepowers. Once completed, Tore's coupe was raced on several ice and dirt tracks in Norway. Old photos shows that Tore ran the coupe without hood sides, bumpers and running boards on the coupe.[2]

Magazine Features

Speed-Nytt 4/1958
Amcar Magazine Juni 1988



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