NASCAR Team Kiekhaefer Records Sign, 1955-1956

Summary

Cark Kiekhaefer's team dominated NASCAR in 1955 and 1956. It was the most professional squad in stock car racing, with top drivers, well-rehearsed pit crews, and fast Hemi-powered Chrysler 300s. This sign boasts a few of the official speed records set by Kiekhaefer drivers Tim Flock and Vicki Wood during those two seasons.

Cark Kiekhaefer's team dominated NASCAR in 1955 and 1956. It was the most professional squad in stock car racing, with top drivers, well-rehearsed pit crews, and fast Hemi-powered Chrysler 300s. This sign boasts a few of the official speed records set by Kiekhaefer drivers Tim Flock and Vicki Wood during those two seasons.

Artifact

Sign (Declaratory or advertising artifact)

Subject Date

1955-1956

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2003.13.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Particle board
Plastic
Paint (Coating)

Color

Cream (Color)
Red
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Width: 44.25 in

Height: 28.5 in

Depth: 1 in

Inscriptions

on front: HERE ARE SOME RECORDS THAT ARE OFFICIAL / 142.91--2-WAY AVERAGE 139.97 M.P.H. BY TIM FLOCK, FEB. 22, 1956 AT DAYTONA BEACH / 143.82--2-WAY AVERAGE 136.08 M.P.H. BY MISS VICKI WOOD (LADIES DIVISION) / APPARENTLY THIS VERY COOL CHRYSLER 300B AS YOU SEE IT, FROZE AND / SHRUNK TO THEIR RIGHT SIZE ALL COMERS, AND REPEATING THE / HONORS OF THE 1955 CHRYSLER 300 AS FOLLOWS . . [...]

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