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Another car show, and another car with history finds me. This is the story of Andrew Krauss’s 31 Roadster. The show was the Philadelphia Modifier’s “Old Time Drags” held at Atco Raceway in Atco New Jersey. The car was spotted and pointed out by several of my “spies.” I wandered over to the car and spent quite some time going over its many details.
The story goes like this…
The roadster was built in 1958 by David Krauss, Andrew’s grandfather. The car was photographed by Car Craft magazine in or around 1961 and has quite a few pictures to back it up. David placed a 331 Caddy mill with three deuces on an Offy intake and raced the 1/8th mile at Hatfield PA. In 1965 the car went up for sale and wasn’t seen again until 2002. That was when some friends in the Philidelphia Modifiers car club told Andrew about the car, sitting in a boy shop being destroyed by vandals. Funny thing was, the car as only 10 miles form home!