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Early  20s Paco Speedster
05-MAY-2018

Early '20s Paco Speedster

Dewey, OK

This is actually a custom built car made with a Model T engine

In 1915, six years after the Model “T” first came on the market, inexpensive used or wrecked Ford’s were being converted into racing cars and speedsters. The Peoria Accessory Co. of Peoria, Illinois, introduced a new Ford racing body on the market in 1915. Then and now it is considered by many to be one of the most attractive bodies of this type offered for the early Ford chassis ever produced.

Paco described the design as being like those “seen on American tracks during the last summer” and went on to attribute the shape of the tail of the coachwork as being “designed after the Du Chesneau (French) style rear end.” The side-by-side seating position in two-man racing bodies of the period did not allow much in the way of shoulder and arm space, and Paco wisely adopted staggered seats that gave the driver enough elbow room to man handle a racing car on the dirt tracks and rough roads of the era.



Best viewed at original size.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II ,Olympus M.ZUIKO ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
1/320s f/8.0 at 135.0mm iso400 Tone Mapped full exif

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Jeff Real23-May-2018 00:35
That is sweet.
I love the color and the driver is awesome too!
All of the people seems very engaged as well
What a great image
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Dennis Hoyne19-May-2018 17:23
I've never seen one before, a cool shot! V
Blandine Mangin19-May-2018 16:26
superb old car ! v
Nick Paoni19-May-2018 16:02
Nice head-on shot of the speedster underway and I like seeing the driver so clearly.
GaleriaFotoStefan19-May-2018 15:48
How wonderful to see these cars! V