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49 in 9 days? Nah – try 49 in 8, and in a '32 Ford roadster!

Remember that story about the crazy guy who was going to drive his 1932 Ford roadster to 49 states in 9 days? Turns out he’s not so crazy after all. According to Ken Gross, who featured Dave Straub in his “Speaking of Hot Rods” column earlier than this year, “Dave Schaub made it to Hyder, Alaska, driving his Roy Brizio-built, Edelbrock Chevy V-8-powered ’32 Ford in 8 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes…his goal was ’49 in 9!’ and he actually did even better, finishing in under nine days.

“As this is written, he’s very close to his goal of raising $100,000. He’s still accepting contributions for the Ronald McDonald House in Stanford, Calif.,” said Ken.

“It’s a remarkable example of what one determined guy can do, when he sets his mind to it. And it’s a great tribute to hot rod ingenuity, endurance, good will and generosity.”

Well said, Ken.

Ken also included photos of Dave visiting him in Virginia, showing the contrast between his traditional ’32 roadster and his more modern highboy, as well as Straub in Hyder, Alaska.

Read the original story here.

To learn how to donate to Straub’s cause, click here.

One thought on “49 in 9 days? Nah – try 49 in 8, and in a '32 Ford roadster!

  1. Bill Davis

    What is the Big Deal –The dumb ass using a Chevy Engine -!
    we Drove a FLATTIE powered (50Merc Engine) 40 Ford From
    Monterey –Cal – last year –did the Route 66 – and in Texas
    we Added a original 39 Packard -to The Drive back To TOCCOA GA
    This is what driving Across country is all About — Real Cars
    and Originl Engines — yes the 40 had a 50 merc engine –But
    it was still a Flathead –this is what is important -a 350 in
    a 34 –how stupid and lame -!


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