1948 Brasier Championship Car

Pikes Peak Special

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1948
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Purple
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The heart of American racing before WWII was the dirt oval. Regional dirt tracks peppered the country and attracted huge numbers of fans to this most spectacular and dangerous form of racing.

The cars used for these races evolved over the years from home built machines to highly refined professionally made cars. Specialty shops like Frank Kurtis', AJ Watson's and, in the case of this car, Brazier's produced well built and highly competitive machines.

This car was built as a Championship car by Brazier in 1957-58. The frame was made from the lower wing struts taken from a de Havilland Beaver. Steering was through a Franklin box, front axle was from a '33 Plymouth. The car was clothed in all metal hand fabricated bodywork capped off with an attractive Curtis-type nose.

The car was adapted and engineered to tackle the infamous, hotly contested Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The Brazier was outfitted with a powerful Chevy 348 that was linked to a heavy-duty t