This is my sled that I used to get home from the big snowman party you will see in the post after the next one. It is a lot faster than Ivan’s Cleveland sled which is an antique and a slug that can’t get out of its own way.
Actually, it is Jack Hillyard seated on his Aero-Iceboat on Irondequoit Bay in New York State. Propelled by a five horse power Aerothrust II motor connected to a 42 inch propeller.
Tony De Seta showed us a young looking Harlan Fengler in an earlier post and this is the second in our series of race car drivers dubbed by many as Boy Wonders.
Frank Lockhart was as gifted with a wrench as he was behind a steering wheel. He was an unexpected sensation at his first Indy 500 in 1926, setting an unofficial record on his first qaulifying lap but slowed on his next two to start the race in 20th on the grid. He then proceded to chop down the competition to be crowned the winner in a rain affected and shortened 400 mile race becoming the fourth rookie to win at the famous brickyard.
As most of you already know, there was some downtime here at The Old Motor and we all got a little bored so we thought, with all the snow that’s been falling on New England lately it would be, er, cool to pick on our Editor. The motorcycles were added at the last minute just to prove we had triumphed in our latest adventure. Obviously there was fun and laughter had by all in attendance until the boss started to complain about the cold so we had to make a run for it.
I escaped in my converted Cleveland sled.