|Vehicle Type||Fronty Ford "Big Car" - A name used to describe early full size American oval track race cars.|
|Year Built||Estimated 1923|
|Built By||Chevrolet Bros. Mfg Company. Arthur and Louis Chevrolet|
|Suspension||Solid front axle, Cross leaf springs front and rear|
|Engine||Model T, 4 cylinder, Short Block 177 cubic inch Model D-O Fronty Head, Dual Overhead Cam with 4 Valves per Cylinder|
|Owner||Jan & Meredith Voboril|
As the rules for the Indianapolis 500 had been reduced to 183 cubic inches, the 177 cubic inch Model T engine was ideal. The first of these engines were placed in Monroe Frontenacs and placed 5th overall in the 1924 Indianapolis 500. Later, in an attempt to create an affordable race car to race on smaller fair tracks, dirt tracks, around the country, Van Ranst designed the Fronty Ford, which was an immediate success and was truly the forerunner of what has evolved into today's modern Sprint class of oval track race cars.
This beautiful example is currently maintained and raced in Vintage racing events by Jan Voboril of Paso Robles.