This car was built for Duane “Pancho” Carter in the early 1960s. Carter ran at many tracks in the Indianapolis-Terre Haute, Indiana area. Carter went on to have a stellar career in sprints, midgets and Indy cars.
Frank Kurtis built more than 1,500 quarter-midgets from 1952 to the mid-1960s. These cars featured a tubular frame, torsion-bar suspension, mag wheels and mechanical brakes. Early models were equipped with a 7.5-cubic inch four-stroke Continental engine with chain drive to the rear axle. They were modeled after the Kurtis KK500 Indy Cars. Prices started at $587.00 ready to run.