Brothers Frank and Ed Voboril were from the town of Dwight, NE, about 50 miles northwest of Lincoln. They built this car, which was based on a 1919 Model T chassis, and raced it from 1923 into the early 1930s.
The car's Model T-based engine features many innovative ideas for the time:
This car has a Type C Racing Head designed by Robert Roof. Roof was the Chief Engineer and Vice-President of Laurel Motors Corporation at the time this head was being manufactured.
The car features cross spring front and rear suspension of Model T Ford type. The front cross member has been turned upside down from the original position, a technique commonly referred to as “under slung,” which lowered the center of gravity considerably.
The Voboril brothers often transported their racing equipment to the track via railroad flatcar. Although this car was never a big winner on the dirt track circuits of the 1920s, it never-the-less remains a magnificent example of the ingenuity of racers of the day.
Some of the competitors this car raced against included: Noel Bullock, Guy Duelin, Harry Gage, Johnny Gerber, P.C. Harrier, Lawrence Hughes, Leonard Kerbs, Johnny Mais, Troy Pigg, Albert Prietauer, King Rhiley, and Harold Roller.
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