Back in the mid-1980s, just as the Great Race was getting started, a 1932 Ford Dirt Track racer entered the event. What made it unusual was the paint scheme – called “Stars and Stripes” by most folks. Over the years, this 1932 Dirt Track racer has competed in at least 15 Great Races with a number of different owners, drivers and navigators. Ty and Pam Holmquist campaigned the car in the 1990s with a lot of success. Howard and Doug Sharp drove it in the mid-2000s. They lent the car to Sam Damico and son in 2013. Along the way, sometime in the 1990s, the Stars and Stripes paint was traded for plain white. Well, the car has a new owner now: Ted Stahl, and he is treating the car to a new paint scheme based on its original one. And it is almost completed, as the photos here will attest. And the car has been entered into the 2015 Great Race along Route 66, and it will be driven by Ted’s son Trevor and his friend Josh Hull.
What a great sight it is going to be to see this car returned to its former glory when the Great Race takes off June 20 in Kirkwood, Mo.