Amazing race Special built in 1953 and raced at Golden Gate Park and Pebble Beach.
A real deal hot rod made road racer. I really am tempted to pick this one up and add it to the garage.
1953 Tatum Wayne GMC Special
White with Blue Stripe
In 1952, Check Tatum attended a Sports Car Race in his home town of Stockton, California. That evening in the bar of the local hotel, Chuck and three of his friends, Sam Weiss, Phil Hill and Doug Trotter, were discussing the merits of the cars they saw racing earlier that day and it was noted that the front running cars were “foreign” cars imported from Europe. At one point in this discussion, Chuck made a statement to the effect that he could probably build a car out of American parts that would beat all of that “foreign” stuff. He considered the Allard, which was one of the fastest cars at the races, to be nothing but a big American hot rod in English disguise. The next day, Chuck discussed with Doug Trotter some of the ideas he had on how to build a winning all American road race car. Chuck was young and energetic but had several years of experience with both building and driving stock cars, sprint cars and track roadsters and his ideas for a road race car incorporated features from these types of cars.