John Craft, Texas, has a couple of very interesting projects going on in his garage. The first is a real deal 1964 Ford Galaxie race car. You need to know a little history on this car. It was originally the 1964 Holman Moody “House car” (C4HM=10041). It was an “extra” chassis that H&M prepared for “celebrity” drivers and special needs. It was raced in both NASCAR, USAC and SCCA (Sebring!) competition in ’64. Jabe Thomas bought if and ran it in ’65 and ’66.
Here is what the car looked like when John saved it.
Talk about a pasture find!
Today, after countless hours in the shop the car now has paint and a smooth body and chassis true to its original H&M build.
Here it is back in the day on the track.
This image does not capture the color as well but you can sure see the race heritage.
Gentleman and NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett actually scored NASCAR points in it in ’65 when he rented this Galaxie from Jabe for one race.
When complete, Dr. Craft plans to race the ’64 some (not too many venues are available, so it won’t get used much) and to show it, too. He may also run it at open track deals like the SAAC convention from time to time.
He is also working on an Allison Torino but more on that project at another time.
NASCAR. Ned Jarrett actually scored points in it in ’65 when he rented it from Jabe for one