1934 Ford Raced 1941 Lands End Hill Climb

Brothers Jim and Kent are bringing the recreation of their dads 1934 Hill Climb Car.  The original car was raced at Lands End Hill Climb, south of Grand Junction, Colorado,  in 1941 by their 26 year old dad. He competed against Louis Unser finishing 7th overall. The 1941 course had 212 turns over 14.5 miles, a 5,000 foot elevation gain to 10,300 feet. The race was AAA Sanctioned and had over 12,500 spectators.

The replica was hand built in 1982 by the original driver, Bob Baughman at 67 years old!

The car has a 1946 Mercury flathead backed by a 39 3 speed trans and a 4.11 ratio 1934 banjo out back.

We are thrilled they are coming to celebrate the 60th Anniversary with us!

Read more about the early years at Lands End here

 

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