Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Elto roars to life

Our 1938 Elto "Southwest Chrome" midget racer roared to life last week! What a treat to hear it running some laps around the Museum parking lot. We felt it was appropriate to push start it with Willy's model A, and as the skid marks all over the parking lot can attest, skinny tires and high compression make for push starting that is more like skid starting. But it fired right up and ran strong. We'll work on posting a short video I took from this test and tune drive.

After getting it dialed in, last sunday, we took it to the race track in North Pole to put some speed on it. Mark Cosson shot some professional video of that event for us and over the winter we'll have that video uploaded to run on a video display kiosk for the midget racer section - inside the Museum.

Derik T. Price

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