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Old 11-18-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
Thomas E
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Default Re: 32 Ford

I too offer the following . . .

If memory serves me right, in 1952, when the CARC moved permanently to the Lakeside Speedway a 1/5 mile oval, cars remained the same for only one year. Driver Pete Ducker discovered that the Ford 1932 3-window coupe could be had in factory trim with the venerable "Flathead V-8".

This more powerful engine inside a much smaller, lighter and more nimble car could easily outrun the other larger heavier coupes and sedans, and Ducker won the 1952 track championship going away.

Pete Ducker's final race.

Sorry this fuzzy, this a thumbnail of Pete Ducker's '32 Ford 5-window he ran at lLakeside. 1953. When I find my full 8 x10 photo I'll scan it and attach it. Pete is second from the left.
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LAKESIDE - Late at night by the old Lakeside Speedway, you can hear the ghosts - The barking, crackling "Flathead Fords", the zinging "Chevy Stove Bolt's", The rumbling of the "KK-Offy's", and the snarling "Ford V8-60's". Listen and faintly hear the announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, the line up for the trophy dash," and the place would erupt with the mix echoes of cheers and boo's...Remember...

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