Early days of the dry lake beds

Originally built by Bob Ruf and first appeared in 1939 which Chevrolet 4-banger.  This was before the pontoon spare fuel tanks were utilized.  The wheel covers if you look closely are actually washing machine lids!  No suspension either.  Later it was converted to a fully enclosed cockpit and ran before/after WWII.  After a crash, it was rebuilt and sold onto other enthusiasts who ran it until 1948 with a Ford 4-banger  Where is it today?  A few people would like to know!

Not much in terms of safety gear or roll cages during this era of land speed record racing.