Growing up I lived for the summer Wednesday night stock car races at the Mahaska County Fair Grounds in Oskaloosa, Iowa. I still do. I have been trying to find a good dirt track with that kind of racing for years. I don’t know that I ever will. The 50s and 60s in the mid-west was an entirely different place from today. Not just the place or the time; it was the people and the way we entertained ourselves.
The racers on the track were local heros to those of us who went to the races. Then once a year the Big Boys came to town. Some of them even went on to race in NASCAR but most of them stayed in USAC.
What does all the nostalgic talk have to do with cars? I have always dreamed of having a dirt track race car to drive on the street. Not a daily driver, just something to raise hell in. Most of all I just want to go out in the garage, climb into it and imagine I am Ernie Derr, or Ramo Stott, or even Dick Hutcherson tearing up the Southern Iowa Fair Grounds during the County Fair. Man that would be heaven.
I found someone who did my dream one better. Lance Smith built a vintage dirt track car, vintage races it and has it set up to drive on the street. He said he would sell me the car but I am over commited in cars now. Someone buy one of my toys and I will buy his. Who dreams of being David Pearson or Richard Petty driving a 1969 Ford Talladega at Daytona? I got the car just call.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE A VIDEO OF IT ON THE STREET, CLICK BELOW ON THE IMAGE.