V8-60: The Little Engine That Could – Al Blixt @Al Blixt Auto Racing History


The Ford V8-60 engine holds a special place in the history midget auto racing. Known as the “poor man’s offy’, the V8-60 offered a reliable power plant for cash-strapped young men with a passion to race. Ironically, the small size that made it ideal for midgets doomed the V8-60 as a passenger car engine and it was discontinued after only a few years.  Still, V8-60s were in competition from 1937 until the 1950’s.

Read Al Blixt’s excellent article on both the V8-60 and his Dad’s succesful racing history with the poweplant here

Categories: 1930's, 1940's, Flathead, Flathead Ford, Ford Flathead V8, Ford Flathead V8, Midget Racing, The Life Cycle of the Ford Flathead V8, V8-60, V8:60

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