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Happy Birthday Merrill

Today is a special day in the history of the “Kit Car”. Eighty-four years ago, on this day (04-12-2014) Merrill Powell came into this world and in 1953 he along with Doc Boyce-Smith started Victress Manufacturing ; one of the earliest component car companies. Victress only lasted 8 short years but out of its shops […]

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Ebay find of the day

Here is one you do not see everyda. The Victress S4 was produced by Victress Mfg Company in California. It goes on to say that the LaDawri was a modified version of this body. The body was designed to use a 1950s shortened ford chassis and chrysler drivetrain. It is definitely a cool and unique […]

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Johnson/Bond/Horton Victress Le Mans Coupe

A number of individuals came together to build this beautiful late fifties one-off sportscar. John Bond, publisher of Road&Track begun the process, wanting to build an American car to compete in Le Mans. Marvin Horton, who worked for a ram-jet manufacturing corporation, and later Alton Johsnson of Victress Manufacturing (giving him extensive fiberglass experience), joined […]

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