From website Visitor David Grant:
"On Kurtis Cars -- 1 (bottom photograph)
with Elgin Holmes in car #188: This is actually an Art Ingles sports
car. Art built two like this, and in the mid 1960s this car belonged
to a man named Don Bell who lived here in Southern California. He
would race it at Willow Springs through the years of his ownership.
Later, Don sold the roadster to a Norm Crum, also of Southern California.
A photo of the car, with Norm driving it at the L.A. Roadster show, with
the same paint sceme, appears in Street Rod Quarterly Fall 1971.
I am sorry, I do not know what became
of this car. I just thought that you would like to know a little
bit more history about this car."
From racing historian Ron Cummings:
"This car was originally raced with a
Ford four cylinder tractor motor. These Ford motors had some success in
circle track racing. The chassis was built from Kurtis components.
Ingles worked for Kurtis at times. He and Bell called the car a Kurtis."
From website visitor Jim Miller:
"On Kurtis page 1 you have ID'ed a car
as a Kurtis. I think this car was actually built by Dick Kraft. Look at
Hot Rod Magazine covers, from sometime in '54. Kraft's car was on the cover
and painted bronze. There were also build photos of the car in the same
issue. In the early '60s I saw the car painted blue and with a headrest
added. It looked the same as your photo."
More from Ron Cummings (8-4-05)
"At this site you can see the similarity
of the KK2000 Kurtis
compared to the Art Ingles/ Don Bell Sports Car that Ingles built using
Kurtis parts,most likely while he was working for Kurtis. Elgin Holmes
drove that car (above) with a Fordson tractor motor and later a "Nail-Head"
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