Kiekhaefer, Elmer Carl, (1906-1983)|Chrysler Corporation
This Chrysler was part of one of the most successful teams in the history of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). In 1956 team owner Carl Kiekhaefer's cars won 22 out of 41 races, including 16 in a row. This was one of the cars Buck Baker drove on his way to becoming the NASCAR driving champion in 1956. Unlike modern NASCAR racers this is a real production car, modified for racing. Carl Kiekhaefer brought a new level of professionalism to stock car racing. His cars, drivers, and mechanics all wore matching uniforms. Read more »
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The Henry Ford
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.