1933 Willys Drag Racer

Date:
1933
Creator:
Willys-Overland Motor Company | Montgomery, George

Cars like this gasoline-burning coupes and sedans nicknamed "gassers" were enormously popular with drag racing fans in the 1950s and 1960s. Between 1959 and 1966 this Willys and its owner/builder/driver "Ohio George" Montgomery won its class at the National Hot Rod Association national championships six times. Willys were small economy cars in the 1930s but their light weight made them favorites with drag racers. Montgomery was a talented mechanic and machinist who frequently modified his "World's Wildest Willys" to keep it competitive over the years. Read more »

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2003.20.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.