Ford Ray Brown Roadster

In 1945 and early 1946, 17 year old Ray Brown built this hi-boy roadster while working for Eddie Meyer engineering in Hollywood, California.

He painted the the rod distinctive Sherwood Green, an available 1946 Buick color, and raced it on the dry lakes in 1946 and 1947. In 1948, Ray sold the car, and from 1949 through 1991, it was in dry storage and saw little use.

In 1991, the roadster was discovered in untouched condition, complete with eleven timing tags. Following a ground up restoration, that returned the hi-boy to its original racing configuration, the car has won AACA Junior and senior awards and was the recipient of the 1994 AACA "Past Presidents' Award," the highest honor a competition car can receive.

Source: Peterson Automotive Museum

Gallery: Ford Ray Brown Roadster