1910 Ford Model T Race Car, Driven by Frank Kulick

Summary

Frank Kulick raced this highly-modified Model T for Ford Motor Company from 1910 to 1913. On February 17, 1912, Kulick reached 107.8 miles per hour with the car on frozen Lake St. Clair, northeast of Detroit. Ford ended its racing efforts in 1913. By then the company was too busy making and selling Model T cars.

Frank Kulick raced this highly-modified Model T for Ford Motor Company from 1910 to 1913. On February 17, 1912, Kulick reached 107.8 miles per hour with the car on frozen Lake St. Clair, northeast of Detroit. Ford ended its racing efforts in 1913. By then the company was too busy making and selling Model T cars.

Artifact

Racing car

Date Made

1910

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Manufactured by Ford Motor Company, likely in Detroit, Michigan.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.136.128

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Aluminum (Metal)
Nickel (Metal)
Wood (Plant material)
Leather

Technique

Customizing

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.875 in  (Bore)

Length: 5.25 in  (Stroke)

Height: 51 in

Width: 67 in

Wheelbase: 100 in

Length: 129 in

Weight: 935 lbs

Inscriptions

On front hubs: FORD On rear hubs: FORD / MADE IN / U.S.A.

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