Monday, August 25, 2014

The First American Sports Car


McGee '32 Ford Highboy Roadster


Sorry, Corvette, but that boat-anchor of a Stove Bolt Six disqualifies you, even though the McGee Highboy was a one-off.  Any Euro-snob of the 1950's and '60's--and I are one--could immediately bond with this car as the real deal.  Here's the link to Jay Leno's paen:

http://www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage/video/1932-ford-highboy-roadster/2807537

2 comments:

Wannabe Hotshoe said...

Hot Rod, yes. Sports Car, no. Very educational video about origins of hot rodding. Way cool. I was an infant when this car was born. Nice to know the art form's as strong as ever - evidenced in each of the car shows and "cruise nights" in the country. Wheeeee.

Pilote Ancien said...

I take your point. But its lowered, with wider rubber &c. I say its only a page or two in the Big Book away from Miles Collier's Ardent Alligator. Granted, McGee never road raced it.

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