Bob and Scott raced this Henry J during the summer of 2003 at a few Nostalgia events...
While Scott was driving the car at, "Indy Goodguys 2003" he won the C/GAS class.
This was very first event they went to, and they won.
History of this 1952 Henry J
Dave Torbeck of Richmond Indiana purchased this car for fifty dollars in 1962. Dave's intentions were to build a straight axle "gasser" that could be raced and driven on the street. The original car was stripped down to a body and frame. He built a 283/292 motor, a 4spd trans and a 1955-Chevy rear end with 411 gears. Then he replaced the front-end with a fiberglass tilt nose and painted the car, 1964 Mustang maroon. Dave terrorized the streets of Richmond, with his wild Henry until about 1968, when he placed it in storage after moving to Florida. 25yrs later it resurfased when Terry Shaw of Brandenton FL acquiredthe car. Terry drove the car on the street for a few years, and then put it on the track. He removed the 292 and 4spd trans, built a 383 stroker, 350 turbo trans and a 9" Ford with a 456 gear, A few more safety modifications were made, but other then that the car appears the same as it did in the 60's. This car came in third in the Southern Nationals in Florida running low ET 11.18 @ 119.58 mph. the car was purchased in March of 2002 and brought to Cincinnati, OH were it's in the process of being finished.