Noel Bullock's "Tin Lizzie"

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Suzanne Bullock on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 04:41 am:

One of the greatest upsets in Pikes Peak racing was in 1922 when Noel Bullock, of Madrid, Nebraska, won his class event against special factory-built Packard, Hudson, Mercer, Essex & Chevrolet entries with his homemade "Tin Lizzie".

Read more on my blog:
http://edgeoftheplanetadventures.blogspot.com/2010/12/tin-lizzie.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kerry van Ekeren on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 05:30 am:

Thanks Susanne, some interesting history.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr. on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 12:38 pm:

What a great story! The Tin Lizzie was truly a force to be reckoned with. Thanks for posting. Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls,WI on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 07:35 pm:

I wonder if anyone in the Colorado springs area has a picture or two and can post them here???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 07:58 pm:

There are plenty of pictures of Noel Bullock and his car on the internet.

It's a well known story and has been researched over the years. For example:

http://www.nwvs.org/Technical/MTFCA/Articles/1405PikesPeak1922.pdf

The idea that the term "Tin Lizzie" was coined due to his participation in the race is highly doubtful. The Model T Ford had been in production just shy of 14 years at the time of the race. The term most likely existed long before 1922.

The New York Times account of the event is quite dry and does not mention the words "tin" or "lizzie."

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00B11FA3B5D1A7A93C7A91782D85F 468285F9


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls,WI on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 08:33 pm:

Sorry Erik

I was looking for some modern pictures, in color. Maybe even some close ups.

Wish I had known about the car a couple years ago when we were in Colorado. Would have been a nice side trip.

Thank you for the article you posted.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 10:02 pm:

Mr. Bullock is a member of the MTFCA speedster hall of fame. His story is the 2nd from the top on this page:
http://www.mtfca.com/HOF/Fame.htm


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