Listen! Did you hear that? That’s the distinctive bark of vintage Ford four-cylinder “banger” engines that will resonate throughout Lincoln, Nebraska when the Fifth Annual International Speedsters Trials and Reunion comes to the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed June 15-18, 2011.
The reunion is a bi-annual meeting that celebrates the fun, freedom and excitement of cars powered by pre-’35 side-valve Ford four-cylinder engines. These speedsters were the earliest “everyman” racecars – simple and affordable one- and two-seat machines that were easily built using Model T and Model A engines, frames and parts. All four-cylinder vintage speedsters and racers are invited, and event organizers expect to welcome dozens of cars and enthusiasts from around the world for four days of four-banger fun.
Much more than just a static car show, the reunion will feature one or more road tours of approximately 100 miles, plus an exciting old-fashioned hill climb (governed by rules and classes from Ford A Speed Technology). Participants will have a chance to test their cars on a chassis dyno and take in one of several technical presentations and discussions. There will also be a ceremony to officially recognize and induct new members into the Model T Ford Club of America Speedsters and Racers Hall of Fame.
The Smith Collection Museum of American Speed is an ideal venue for the speedster reunion. Not only are there hundreds of racing and specialty Model T and A engines on display, but also thousands of pieces of early speed equipment from pioneering companies like HAL, Miller, Roof, Craig-Hunt, Frontenac, Winfield, Rajo and others. No doubt about it – if you’re a Model T or Model A enthusiast, you can’t miss this fantastic event!
For more information on the Fifth Annual International Speedsters Trials and Reunion, contact Rich Johnston at the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed by calling (402) 323-3181, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.