While sitting in a Doctor's office today, I picked up a copy of Car & Driver Magazine (December 2013). An article about a very unusual race in Oregon caught my attention. The cars, all stripped down Model Ts. were lined up at the starting line. The drivers were lined up on the edge of the track. They had to run to a group of cages, grab a pig, hand crank the car, jump in and drive around the track holding the pig. At the end of one lap they stopped grabbed a different pig and completed the race, a total of 3 laps. The cars had no bodies at all and a buckboard type seat. Engines, transmission, chassis were all T. Only change was a foot pedal accelerator.I just thought it was interesting and unique to say the least. Has anyone else ever heard of this. The story said the race had been held since 1928, called pig in a Ford.
And interesting event, been posted here several times:
Whew I thought someone had taken and posted a picture of me driving! Glad it was something else.
2012 Pig and Ford race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TWcYnY9FsQ
Tillamook County (Oregon) Fair.
Will, I think you "oink" a little different than the real pig. (probably a special Space City T oink)
(How are you doing Frank?)
This pig race is pretty standard at rodeos in the NW. I always figured they were everywhere, Don.
You PNW guys know how to have a good time