Ray Erickson

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Ray on his Royal Enfield, ready to leave for work. Photo taken during the winter of 1947. Photo provided by Ray Erickson.
A photo of Ray from the 1956 Kansas City Timing Association Annual.
Ray Erickson's 1935 Chevrolet Coupe. This was Ray's first car.
A Crosley powered lawn tractor that Ray built. The tractor was shown at the 1970 Grand National Roadster Show. Photo provided by Ray Erickson.
A Crosley poered 3 wheeler Ray built in 1972. Ray Fahrner exhibited the trike on his show tour for a couple seasons. Photo provided by Ray Erickson.

Ray Gustaf Erickson of Kansas City, Missouri was half Swedish. Ray's dad was originally from Sweden. Ray was a member of the Kansas City Cranktwisters. The Kansas City Cranktwisters started out in 1952 as a club named Kansas City Timing Association. In 1956 Ray was elected president of the club. Later the same year the Kansas City Timing Association evolved into an organization that other clubs in the Kansas City area was organized under. This was done in order to reduce illegal street racing, and so the Police Department had only one club to deal with. The original Kansas City Timing Association club changed name to Kansas City Cranktwisters, and Ray became president of both clubs. In 1957 Ray declined renomination as President for the KCTA as both family and work were pressing him for time. Ray worked at Hallmark Cards as an engraver.[1]


Ray did later become a member of the Mid West Misfits car club.


Ray Erickson's Cars

Ray Erickson's 1934 Ford Cabriolet
Ray Erickson's 1935 Chevrolet Coupe
Ray Erickson's 1948 Mercury - La Hoya
Ray Erickson's 1949 Ford Coupe
Ray Erickson's 1950 Mercury
Ray Erickons's Porsche
Ray Erickson's 1950 Packard
Ray Erickson's 1952 DeSoto Hardtop
Ray Erickson's 1952 Ford Coupe
Ray Erickson's 1960 Ford


Cars Restyled by Ray Erickson

Jim Whitesides' 1953 Chevrolet
Al Lawson's 1953 Studebaker


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