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A photo of Fredric "Freddy" G. Bearcroft in his Ford Model T Roadster taken in 1932. "May 08, 1932 winner of Muroc," the photo declares. Freddy was a Santa Monica, California, local who built and raced his mechanical marvel, and the vehicle in question appears to be a 1925 or late 1924 Ford Model T that boasts a Model A rear end. Adorning the wheels are whitewall tires, a statement that boldly contradicts the traditionalist view of early hot rods wearing blackwall tires. The passenger is identified as Gil Pearson. Photo courtesy of Robert Race.

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Dry Lakes Racing

During the summer of 1932 Auburn made several speed runs at Muroc. A stock V-12 Auburn sppedster covered the flying mile at 100 mph, and posted an average speed of 88.95 mph for a 500 mile run to set a new track record. In 1932 Ab Jenkins removed the fenders and windshield from a Pierce-Arrow V-12 roadster, and without factory sanction, drove around the ten mile diameter track at the Bonneville Salt Flats for 24 hours. He averaged at 112.93 mph, setting a new record, but it remained unofficial because of a dispute between driver, manufacturer and the AAA board.[1]



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