This 1947 Kurtis Kraft Midget has a 110ci Offy DOHC 4 cyl. engine, four-wheel drum brakes, and a Frankland quick-change rear. This is Eddie Bourgnon’s old no.5 Kurtis that Mike Caruso aquired in 1950. Caruso painted the car and campaigned it as the Deuce, as the original Deuce was stretched into a 3/4 sprint in ’49 or ’50. Jul 18, 2012 · Our latest project car says "see ya later" to the letter "C" and replaces it with "K" to honor Frank Kurtis, the man that changed midget auto racing with his Kurtis Kraft midgets. With major technical help from our friends, we plan on providing a blueprint for building your own Kurtis Kraft clone.
1947 Kurtis Kraft Midget F rank Kurtis infatuations with automobiles began at an early age. His father owned a blacksmith shop located in Pueblo, Colorado that repaired automobiles and horse-and-buggy. The family later moved to Los Angeles, CA where Frank got a job working with Don Lee Cadillac, after lying about his age. Nov 18, 2015 · The 1947 Kurtis-Kraft V8-60 Midget was a formidable competitor in its day, created by iconic Indy 500 race-car designer Frank Kurtis to bring high-performance racing within reach of the common man (and occasionally, woman).Author: Bob Golfen.
×Results include ads from the August, 2019 issue of Hemmings Motor News. To see ads from the September, 2019 issue, you must be a subscriber to Hemmings Motor News. Link your active subscription or subscribe for instant access.Transmission: Manual. Frank Kurtis created a tremendous number and variety of race cars over his long career, playing an important role in the evolution of the look of race cars in the U.S. and creating over a hundred Author: Jay Ramey.