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Kurtis Race Cars
Kurtis Race Cars

Kurtis Race Cars


1953-1954 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car

1953-1954 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car
1953-1954 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car No. 14 Fuel Injection Special Driver: Bill Vukovich Entrant: Howard Keck Company Chassis: Kurtis-Kraft Engine: 4-Cylinder Meyer-Drake Offenhauser Normally Aspirated Bore: 4.375" Stroke: 4.500" Displacement: 270.5 Cubic Inches 1953 Qualifying Speed: 138.392 mph 1953 Race Speed: 128.740 mph 1953 Starting Position: 1st 1953 Finish Position: 1st 1954 Qualifying Speed: 138.478 mph 1954 Race Speed: 130.840 mph 1954 Starting Position: 19th 1954 Finish Position: 1st Bill Vokovich and the Fuel Injection Special won the Indianapolis 500 in 1953 and 1954 to become the third car-and-driver combination to score two consecutive victories at Indianapolis. After having the 1952 victory in sight and losing it with only 8 laps remaining due to a broken steering pin, Vukovich qualified for the pole position in the 1953 Indianapolis 500 and led all but 5 laps of the race for the win. In 1954 he led the final 51 laps of the race and took the checkered flag at a record speed of 130.840 mph. The Fuel Injection Special was the first roadster with the engine mounted off-center to the left for greater speed in the turns, to win at Indianapolis. Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
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1950 Kurtis /Shilala Midget Racer For Sale

1950 Kurtis /Shilala Midget Racer For Sale
24,900.00 USD
1950 Kurtis /Shilala Midget Racer For Sale $24,900 (#61) 1950 KURTIS / SHILALA MIDGET RACER. POSSIBLE JOHNNY RUTHERFORD RACING HISTORY! Engine Ford Fergusan Cylinders Inline Four Fuel Injected Transmission in/out Title Bill of sale Color Brown/Cream Interior Color Black 1950 Kurtis / Chilala Midget Race Car. With a very nice older restoration, This 1950 era midget is offered in excellent overall condition. Comes with a possible Johnny Rutherford racing history from 1963. It is powered by a four-cylinder, overhead valve engine with fuel injection. Its many features include a Vertex magneto, in and out box, quick change rear end, period gauges, disc brakes and a torsion-bar rear suspension. We believe this could be a Shilala midget. George Shilala was the plant foreman at Kurtis-Kraft, the man who insured quality, and timely delivery of the product between the years 1945 and 1953 when he left to start his own company. The chassis that Shilala produced was virtually identical to the Kurtis-Kraft chassis with subtle differences which this chassis shows some of. Midgets of this era were the epitomy of Midget Racing. Sleek, graceful and nothing more beautiful. Here is your chance to own a Midget to drive in vintage racing or just to admire it's beauty! St. Louis Car Museum Website: www.stlouiscarmuseum.com Email: info@stlouiscarmuseum.com Financing Is Available--Trades Are Accepted! Please call 1-800-957-5707 or 314-993-7104 with any questions or to discuss financing or transportation arrangements.
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1950 Kurtis-Kraft Cummins Diesel Indy Race Car

1950 Kurtis-Kraft Cummins Diesel Indy Race Car
1950 Kurtis-Kraft Cummins Diesel Indy Race Car Chassis: Kurtis-Kraft Engine: Cummins JBS-600 Supercharged Diesel Displacement: 401 Cubic Inches Driver: Jimmy Jackson Entrant: Cummins Engine Company Qualifyting Speed: 129.208 mph Starting Position: 32th Finish Position: 29th Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Indiana, entered diesel-powered cars in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Races of 1931, 1934, 1950 and 1952. This 1950 entry, built in Glendale, California, by Frank Kustis, was powered by a 401 cid Cummins Diesel truck engine, boosted by a gear-driven Roots-type supercharger. Driver Jimmy Jackson out-qualified several cars to earn the 32nd starting postition with a four-lap average speed of 129.208 miles per hour, but supercharger failure eliminated him from the race after 52 of the 200 laps. On September 11, 1950, Jackson set six international speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, including the flying mile at 165.2 mph. Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
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1955 Kurtis 500KK Race Car

1955 Kurtis 500KK Race Car
1955 Kurtis 500KK Race Car Location: 2009 Concours d'Elegance Amelia Island, Florida Date: March 15, 2009 Photos By: Douglas Wilkinson
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1950 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car

1950 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car
1950 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car No. 1 Wynn's Friction Proofing Special Driver: Johnnie Parsons Entrant: Kurtis-Kraft, Inc. Chassis: Kurtis-Kraft Engine: 4-Cylinder Offenhauser Normally Aspirated Bore: 4.3125" Stroke: 4.625" Displacement: 270.0 Cubic Inches Qualifying Speed: 132.044 mph Race Speed: 124.002 mph Starting Position: 5th Finish Position: 1st Johnnie Parsons, the 1949 AAA National Champion, drove this No. 1 car to victory in the rain-shortened 1950 Indianapolis 500. After the discovery of a small crack in the block of the car's engine, Parson's crew decided he should run as fast as possible for as long as the engine would hold together in order to collect lap prize money. When the race was halted due to rain after 345 miles, Parsons had better than a lap lead over his nearest competitor, Bill Holland. Parsons led 115 of the 138 laps. Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
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1954 Kurtis 500C Indy Race Car

1954 Kurtis 500C Indy Race Car
1954 Kurtis 500C Indy Race Car Location: 2009 Concours d'Elegance Amelia Island, Florida Date: March 15, 2009 Photos By: Douglas Wilkinson
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1951 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car

1951 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car
1951 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car No. 99 Belanger Special Driver: Lee Wallard Entrant: Murrell Belanger Chassis: Kurtis-Kraft Engine: 4-Cylinder Offenhauser Normally Aspirated Bore: 4.250" Stroke: 4.250" Displacement: 241.0 Cubic Inches Qualifying Speed: 135.039 mph Race Speed: 126.244 mph Starting Position: 2nd Finish Position: 1st This classic race car was built by four of the most prominent car builders in the sport's history; Frank Kurtis, Lujie Lesovsky, Eddie Kuzma, and George Salih. It was built in just 30 days and was intended primarily to run on the one-mile dirt tracks. Lee Wallard proved the car could run on pavement as well by winning the 1951 Indianapolis 500 at a record average speed of 126.244 miles per hour. Wallard was injured in a sprint car accident a few days after the "500" and Tony Bettenhausen took over as driver on the car, winning 8 of 13 championshio races to become the AAA National Champion for the 1951 season. Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
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1950 Kurtis /Shilala Midget Racer For Sale

1950 Kurtis /Shilala Midget Racer For Sale
24,900.00 USD
1950 Kurtis /Shilala Midget Racer For Sale $24,900 Model Midget Racer Engine Ford Fergusan Cylinders Inline Four Fuel Injected Transmission in/out Title Bill of sale Color Brown/Cream Interior Color Black 1950 Kurtis / Chilala Midget Race Car. With a very nice older restoration, This 1950 era midget is offered in excellent overall condition. Comes with a possible Johnny Rutherford racing history from 1963. It is powered by a four-cylinder, overhead valve engine with fuel injection. Its many features include a Vertex magneto, in and out box, quick change rear end, period gauges, disc brakes and a torsion-bar rear suspension. We believe this could be a Shilala midget. George Shilala was the plant foreman at Kurtis-Kraft, the man who insured quality, and timely delivery of the product between the years 1945 and 1953 when he left to start his own company. The chassis that Shilala produced was virtually identical to the Kurtis-Kraft chassis with subtle differences which this chassis shows some of. Midgets of this era were the epitomy of Midget Racing. Sleek, graceful and nothing more beautiful. Here is your chance to own a Midget to drive in vintage racing or just to admire it’s beauty! Subject to availability and price change. St. Louis Car Museum Website: www.stlouiscarmuseum.com Email: info@stlouiscarmuseum.com Financing Is Available--Trades Are Accepted! Please call 1-800-957-5707 or 314-993-7104 with any questions or to discuss financing or transportation arrangements.
by Douglas

1956 Kurtis 500S Roadster

1956 Kurtis 500S Roadster
1956 Kurtis 500S Roadster Location: 2009 Concours d'Elegance Amelia Island, Florida Date: March 15, 2009 Photos By: Douglas Wilkinson
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1947 Kurtis Omohundro Comet

1947 Kurtis Omohundro Comet
1947 Kurtis Omohundro Comet Location: 2009 Concours d'Elegance Amelia Island, Florida Date: March 15, 2009 Photos By: Douglas Wilkinson
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