1956 Chrysler 300-B Stock Car

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1956 Chrysler 300-B Stock Car

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Title:  

1956 Chrysler 300-B Stock Car
Date:
1956

Collection:

Creator:
Kiekhaefer, Elmer Carl, (1906-1983)|Chrysler Corporation

Content Description: 

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. He transported his cars in closed trucks rather than open trailers, and his teams were among the first to practice pit stops. After dominating the 1955 and 1956 seasons Kiekhaefer left racing for good. Engine: Chrysler V8, overhead valves, 354 cu. in., 355 hp

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2003.13.1
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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