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dansct444
10-09-2014, 01:39 AM
I'm extremely happy and proud to announce that my father's (Landy Scott) Studebaker powered Kurtis Kraft Midget is on it's way to South Bend where it'll be displayed in the Studebaker National Museum. Finding and buying the car 37 years after my father retired from racing and sold it was a miracle. Seeing his face when we surprised him on Father's Day 2008 was priceless (see photo), as was seeing the car take First Place in the Race Car Division at the 2009 Corona Del Mar Coastline Car Classic (see photo) with Landy present was another memorable day. He was also on hand when the #17 participated as a special invitee in the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show's "The History of the Race Car" exhibit in Los Angeles.

And now to have the car on display at the Studebaker National Museum....it doesn't get any better than that. Landy, a Studebaker man all his life, is alive and well in Wisconsin at the young age of 95. He's thrilled that his car will be on display for many to see.

www.landyscott.com

38276 (http://www.landyscott.com)Yes, the engine is a Champion with fuel injection, originally crafted by George Welch.

clonelark
10-09-2014, 04:58 AM
What a beautiful race car, that will be a great asset to the museum.

JRoberts
10-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Now this is really cool. Congrats to you, your dad and the SNM. We are all lucky that the car now will be where we can all see it.

rockinhawk
10-09-2014, 06:42 AM
You have done a good thing! Thank you.

plee4139
10-09-2014, 07:55 AM
All you need now is Mickey Rooney at the wheel.

t walgamuth
10-09-2014, 08:42 AM
Lovely car and lovely tribute to your father. Its the kind of thing we all wish we had done for our dads, but most of us didn't.

Is it the little champ six in it?

57hawk
10-09-2014, 09:57 AM
great car and story.

BobPalma
10-09-2014, 10:00 AM
:!!: Great story. 'Could not have had a happier ending the car looks great!

Congrats all around. :!: :cool: BP

skyway
10-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Nicely Done!
Could there be a TW cover in this?

Lenny R2
10-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Neat midget been thinking about buying one , there is 4 midgets for sale in this magazine one is Studebaker
powered I need to know what a in out box is on a midget

j.byrd
10-10-2014, 03:01 PM
Lenny R2, I was at the Justice Brothers Museum in June, he has some fabulous midgets, so I asked lots of questions too. I think the "in-out" box you are referring to is a box that you select to either be in the one forward gear or in neutral. Could be wrong, but that's a simple version of what I understood. After I typed the previous sentence, I went here and got a thorough explanation.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/in-and-out-transmissions.178247/

Silverplate
10-10-2014, 03:14 PM
That is very nice!

dansct444
10-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Your explanation of an "in & out" box is correct. If you wanted to change the gearing you'd have to open up the rear end. Hopefully you'd have an "quick change" rear end to make it faster and easier. Without a starter, you'd put it in gear and push start the car. If you're ever in the Los Angeles area, the Justice Brothers Museum is a must see....and it's free.

dean pearson
10-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Good job!
And you dad must be a pretty cool dude too.

Dean.