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A Pre War Harper Dry Lakes Racing Film

This is an 8 mm film by Tommy Lorbeer with very rare footage showing prewar racing on theĀ Harper dry lake in California during 1940. In addition to the many home built Ford based racing cars and a four cylinder powered Chevrolet streamliner which Bob Rufi set a record of 140 mph, there are some thoroughbreds to be seen; Don Lee’s Bugatti possibly with Bunny Phillips driving. The Don Lee special, which was Offenhauser powered car that Frank Kurtis built in 1936. A front wheel drive Miller-Ford racing car. And we even noticed a Hisso powered roadster. Thanks to Jesse at justacarguy .

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