Jim proudly stands next to his hot rod at El Mirage-trap speed that day of 102.47 mph in his B-block four-cylinder. He would ultimately coax his Ford roadster to 106.88 mph on July 24, 1949. Notice how the roadster was evolving? The stance changed from sitting high to getting down in the second picture taken on the lake. Besides it looks way cool with the rake. And it went a lot faster too.