The Keim engine was developed by Johnny Keim as he took the Henderson engine plans and expanded it to 100 cubic inch and converted it from air cooled to water cooled. While the block and cylinder head were cast iron, the oil sump and crankcase were aluminum. The combination of car and engine won numerous races with 5 wins in 1938 and 8 wins in 1939.
All of these wins were with Jackie Savers at the wheel of this car and was running #5 during the 1939 season.
Midget racing was in its' infancy and evervone was experimenting with various chassis designs and engine combinations. Soon, the Drake engine, a 100 cubic inch water cooled Harley Davidson engine, was outrunning the Henderson and in time, they gave way to the Offenhauser.
1936 Midget Race Car
- Year Built: 1936
- Vehicle Type: Midget
- Built By: Ernie Lauck
- Suspension: Cross Leaf Spring Rear, Parallel Leaf Springs Front, Solid Axles
- Engine: Keim 4 Cylinder In-Line. The Keim engine is rather unique as it is based on the 4 cylinder in-line 61 cubic inch Henderson motorcycle engine. The head was from a Locomobile 8 cyl engine. (The Locomobile engine was an in-line 8 cylinder but it used 2 separate heads of 4 cylinders each which was then fitted to the Henderson.)
- Owner:Alan Prickett