This is my rendition of a 1929 Ford roadster pickup created to pay respect to the Indy race cars of the 1930s. There were many beautiful race cars built in the '30s, and with my illustration, I took specific design elements from the earlier race cars and incorporated them into my new version called the Brickyard Hauler.
The Hauler has mustard yellow paint with deep red lettering, scallops, and accents. The bed and driver's area tonneau covers-along with the wire wheels-are also deep red. The truck has a gold leaf number 5 on the door that is engine-turned, complete with old-style lettering. The interior has a real race car feel with handcrafted aluminum seats and door panels, trimmed in red leather.
I made some alterations to the body by stretching the doors 2 inches and the body 3 inches. The truck bed has been shortened and raised to the top of the cab, and I added a rollbar to the back of the driver's area. The '29 has drilled split wishbones, polished aluminum blisters, nerf bars, leather hood straps, rivets, bell holes, chrome-plated frame and hood shelves, brass knockoffs, and side exhaust-all to portray the vintage '30s look. One of the last features added to the body is the split windscreen, which I think finishes off the look of the truck.
The Brickyard Hauler has a '32 custom frame that rides on 17- and 19-inch-lip laced wheels sporting brass knockoffs with Indy-style drum brakes. It is powered by a 270ci Offenhauser, backed by a five-speed manual transmission connected to a quick-change rearend with knee-action shocks.
I enjoy taking you for a ride down memory lane, and recommend building something with a touch of history. This Hauler is my way of expressing thanks to all those who came before me, and I will keep designing and building cars that reflect grand designs of the past.