Scale Model of Goldenrod Land Speed Record Race Car, 1966

Summary

Fifteen-year-old Ken Miller of Hartley, Texas, read about the Summers brothers and their 1965 record-setting land speed race car Goldenrod in Hot Rod magazine. Miller was so inspired that he hand-carved this model -- without the aid of power tools -- from a pine 2x4. Miller did all of the work himself using only magazine photos and written descriptions for reference.

Fifteen-year-old Ken Miller of Hartley, Texas, read about the Summers brothers and their 1965 record-setting land speed race car Goldenrod in Hot Rod magazine. Miller was so inspired that he hand-carved this model -- without the aid of power tools -- from a pine 2x4. Miller did all of the work himself using only magazine photos and written descriptions for reference.

Artifact

Model (Representation)

Date Made

1966

Creators

Miller, Ken 

Place of Creation

United States, Texas, Hartley 

Creator Notes

Made by Ken Miller, Hartley, Texas.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2013.11.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Kenneth D. Miller.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Paint (Coating)

Color

Gold (Color)
Red
White (Color)
Blue
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 5 in

Length: 31 in

Inscriptions

On sides: GOLDENROD

1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

Details

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