Ford Roadster  Bonneville 
year: 1924, 10K miles
8 cylinders, Automatic transmission
Red with black interior

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The “Woody Lee T”



Cover Car for Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine!  Currently on stands and in stores now!  


2nd place at the inaugural 1950 Oakland Roadster Show / Grand National Roadster Show 1952 January Hot Rod Magazine - 1952 June Hot Rod Magazine - Rodder's Journal


Sports Cars and Hot Rods (October, 1953) where it was compared with the Doane Spencer Roadster


Here is a great opportunity to own a historic, documented, original and un-restored piece of significant early California Hot Rod, Lakes and Drag racing history. The car is currently on the cover of and featured in the May issue of Hot Rod Deluxe.


The “Woody Lee T” was constructed in 1949 by Jack Hagemann Sr. for Larry Neves of Oakland, CA. The car was entered in the inaugural 1950 Oakland Roadster Show (Grand National Roadster Show) where it finished 2nd place to the Neikamp Roadster. Richard “Woody” Lee purchased the car in 1951 and raced it as a member of the Cal-Neva Roadster Association at both dry lakes and ¼ mile events setting multiple records. During 1951 the car briefly changed hands from Woody to Chuck Chenowth of San Diego, CA who drag raced the car in SoCal, then back to Woody who raced and showed the car through the early 50s. Magazine photos show the car being co-owned by David Thorne in 1952.


Ownership of the car is unknown from around 1954 to the mid 1960’s. During this time the car wound up in the hands of Jim and Yvonne Ranger who were most notable for owning and racing the unlimited hydroplane “My Gypsy”. Yvonne was the grand-daughter of Horace Dodge and an heiress to the Dodge family estate. In 1969 the car was purchased by a family friend Danny Gilmore of Covina, CA as a retirement project, however, passed away prior to working on the car. The car was handed down to his daughter where it was partially disassembled for storage, pushed in a corner of the garage, covered over with plywood (slot car track) and vanished into darkness for the next 45 years.


It should be noted that there are no records to indicate the car was either entered in or run at any events from 1954 to 2013 (59 years) when the car was acquired by the current owner.


This car is in un-restored condition with 1953 paint, scallops and striping by “Tommy the Greek” with original 1949 leather interior and rear rubber from 1951. The motor, when acquiring the car, is a 1949/53 Mercury with Navarro 3 pot intake, 97 carbs set up for methanol, Sharp heads and early Mallory dual point distributor. The block is the stock bore with no ridge and is disassembled with crank, cam and all pieces/parts bagged and labeled waiting for rebuild if so desired. Brakes have been redone.  

We would love to bring this one back to life again in our Sakowski Motors shop for you!


1949/52 Specifications

Racing Class: “C” Modified Roadster


Builder: Jack Hagemann Sr.


Paint: “Tommy the Greek”


Body: Based on a 24 T Roadster with Aluminum Hand Formed Front Nose, Hood, Dash and Belly Pan


Motor: 296 cu. in. (1948) Mercury V8; Navarro Heads & 3 Pot Intake; Winfield Cam; Harmon Collins Magneto


Features: Tubular Chromoly Chassis; Indy Novi Aluminum Nose; Full Belly Pan; Franklin Steering; V860 Front Axle, Hand Pump Pressurized Fuel System


Timed Events:

Cal-Neva (Reno) Record Holder @ 131.1 mph

Tracy ¼ Mile Record Holder @ 124 mph

Bonneville Top Speed @ 133.6 mph

Paradise Mesa ¼ Mile Record Holder @ 121 mph

Note: January 1952 Hot Rod Magazine states a Bonneville speed of 168 mph, however, no additional documentation has been found at this time.


The car appeared in Hot Rod Magazine twice, January and June of 1952 and was featured in a Dean Batchelor written article in Sports Cars and Hot Rods (October, 1953) where it was compared with the Doane Spencer Roadster as viable road race cars. It is also documented in the Rodders Journal Scrapbook and Don Montgomery’s Old Hot Rods Scrapbook.


The pictures are documented evidence of the car from 1950/53 at Reno, Bonneville and San Diego, as well as recent shots taken at El Mirage Dry Lake. Original magazines and a complete set of pictures will be provided to the new owner.


The car was recently awarded the “Oilers” CC/MC PICK at the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show and would be a perfect candidate for the Race of Gentlemen.


This car is a very rare one off example of early California Hot Rod history and perfect for the automotive enthusiast or serious collector and comes with complete historic documentation.


Trades will be considered for something of equal value (real steel period 32 Ford Deuce 1932 hot rod, etc).

 photo 1_zpsqhveviqj.jpg  photo 9f8dc57c-8bcf-41c2-827b-d9dc0729971e_zpsqfskkf8h.jpg Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Race 1951. The T ran 133 mph photo 2012-08-14 13.15.54_zpsocd3vgfc.jpg When Chuck Chenowth of San Diego owned the the car.  Around 1950-1951 time frame.  It won the trophy for top eliminator. photo 2013-08-26 16.15.16_zpsupyrfsc0.jpg  photo 2013-08-26 16.18.06_zpsbzzg0sbw.jpg Racing in Reno around 1950 - 1951.  Pre roll bar. photo 2013-08-28 10.19.32_zpschhochbt.jpg When Chuck Chenowth of San Diego owned the the car.  Around 1950-1951 time frame.  It won the trophy for Top Eliminator and Class C Modified Roadster photo 2013-09-17 09.48.34-1_zpsksqhimgb.jpg  photo 2013-09-17 09.48.34-2_zpsdshmiwrn.jpg  photo 2013-09-17 09.48.34-3_zpsecffhm2b.jpg      photo 2013-09-17 09.48.34_zpssr47phvr.jpg  photo 2013-09-17 09.48.50-1_zpsxlntbzt9.jpg  photo 2013-09-17 09.48.50-3_zpshzmjbdwn.jpg  photo 2013-09-17 09.48.50_zpsu7du1hjk.jpg Paradise Mesa Air Strip photo 2013-09-17 09.49.12-1_zpsfkzsrdej.jpg Later in Reno 1951 because the added Roll Bar photo 2013-09-17 09.49.12-5_zpsujbvrevh.jpg Earlier 1950 ish in Reno.  No Roll Bar. photo 2013-09-17 09.49.44-1_zpsgxjznqgh.jpg Going 133.135 at Bonneville 1951 photo 2013-09-17 09.49.44-3_zpsreegt1n4.jpg Racing in Bonneville 1951 photo 2014-03-24 10.37.08_zpstn0ydwc4.jpg Racing in Bonneville 1951 photo 2014-03-24 10.38.22_zpsvuuuccnu.jpg At the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show photo 20150123_120622_zpse049kh04.jpg Won the Oilers Car Club Pick - Grand National Roadster Show 2015 - They put on The Race of Gentlemen photo 20150124_184953_zpsviv57ysr.jpg In In In Hot Rod Deluxe Cover Car -  May 2015 photo 20150318_134259_zpserum54pa.jpg  photo 20150318_135354_zpsptddyec4.jpg May 2015 Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine Feature photo 20150318_132702_zpsqr4j8p39.jpg  photo 20150318_132703_zps1sophbet.jpg  photo 20150318_132757_zps6n6pxar9.jpg  photo 20150318_134049_zpssdd8g3yp.jpg  photo 20150318_134123_zpsqq4ppkco.jpg  photo 20150318_134133_zpsafhopemy.jpg  photo 20150318_134158_zpshsg9h6og.jpg  photo 20150318_134204_zpsmal4vvrs.jpg  photo 20150318_134243_zpser0dkcyg.jpg Receiving the Oilers Car Club Pick Award.  Grand National Roadster Show 2015. photo 20150318_150723_zps1gc7udcv.jpg Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo mag5_zpsz296asvg.jpg Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo mag6_zpsnu3p4ixk.jpg Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo 20150320_180515_zpsrwqkjdys.jpg Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo 20150320_180516_zpstidi8mc6.jpg Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo 20150320_180537_zpsydtypkgf.jpg Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo 20150320_180614_zpsjlqo6xnn.jpg Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo 20150320_180622_zpsrattken0.jpg Richard Lee of Oakland, California  133.136 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Race. photo Bonneville-1951-pg-3 1_zpsi0cqissa.jpg Hot Rod Magazine  January 1952  said car went 168 mph at Bonneville.  But there is no documentation found yet on this. photo mag1_zpsbiwyaakk.jpg Hot Rod Magazine  January 1952  said car went 168 mph at Bonneville.  But there is no documentation found yet on this. photo mag2_zps87sibnyq.jpg Hot Rod Magazine June 1952 photo mag3_zpss2mudrqr.jpg Hot Rod Magazine June 1952 photo mag4_zpsdpslwezz.jpg  photo MBB_226_Woody-Lees-23-Beauty_zpsuw6dxzxi.jpg Woody Lee taking a break at Bonneville photo MBB_290_Woody-Lee 1_zpshftose0j.jpg  photo oilerspick_zpscjcuocey.jpg  photo RB 1_zpsyc3280dx.jpg  photo RB2 1_zps2qp1clyy.jpg 133.136 at Bonneville - The Woody Lee T photo rwl6_zpstpmkemhh.jpg  photo WOL_003_Woody-Lee-50_zpsonodmmfb.jpg  photo woody_zpswcbcrxip.jpg These pictures were for a 2015 Rod and Custom feature,  but not used with the closing of the magazine.  If not would have been another feature. photo _MG_7032_zpsai0thmos.jpg  photo _MG_7039_zpstqtvd1qz.jpg  photo _MG_7066_zps6xyrbgwb.jpg  photo _MG_7084_zps3k5wg9rp.jpg  photo _MG_7084_zpsje3iaj71.jpg  photo _MG_7088_zps0bxbgdjw.jpg  photo _MG_7114_zpsmpswh8fa.jpg  photo _MG_7121_zpsytxkg6b0.jpg  photo _MG_7125_zpsr4zxqizx.jpg  photo _MG_7177_zpsgffgbr55.jpg  photo _MG_7187_zpsmdsatzps.jpg  photo _MG_7195_zpsa0ertyyl.jpg  photo _MG_7203_zpsbsdmp3va.jpg  photo _MG_7208_zpsv9ngbeyc.jpg  photo _MG_7215_zps77suwdop.jpg  photo _MG_7219_zpslfskw2no.jpg  photo _MG_7232_zpso6ihzgyl.jpg  photo _MG_7261_zps9hehvsuw.jpg

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Getting ready to race at Bonneville.  Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Race 1951. The T ran 133 mph




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Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Race 1951. The T ran 133 mph photo 2012-08-14 13.15.54_zpsocd3vgfc.jpg 

Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Race 1951. The T ran 133 mph





When Chuck Chenowth of San Diego owned the the car.  Around 1950-1951 time frame.  It won the trophy for top eliminator. photo 2013-08-26 16.15.16_zpsupyrfsc0.jpg 

When Chuck Chenowth of San Diego owned the the car.  Around 1950-1951 time frame.  It won the trophy for top eliminator and Class C Modified Roadster.




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Racing in Reno around 1950 - 1951.  Pre roll bar. photo 2013-08-28 10.19.32_zpschhochbt.jpg 

Racing in Reno around 1950 - 1951.  Pre roll bar.




When Chuck Chenowth of San Diego owned the the car.  Around 1950-1951 time frame.  It won the trophy for Top Eliminator and Class C Modified Roadster photo 2013-09-17 09.48.34-1_zpsksqhimgb.jpg 

When Chuck Chenowth of San Diego owned the the car.  Around 1950-1951 time frame.  It won the trophy for Top Eliminator and Class C Modified Roadster





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"p.s. Can also outrun Santa Ana Cars."   Written on the back of the Chuck Chenowth photos





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"Methanol for Fuel".  Written on the back of the Chuck Chenowth photos




Paradise Mesa Air Strip photo 2013-09-17 09.49.12-1_zpsfkzsrdej.jpg 

Paradise Mesa Air Strip




Later in Reno 1951 because the added Roll Bar photo 2013-09-17 09.49.12-5_zpsujbvrevh.jpg 

Later in Reno 1951 because the added Roll Bar




Earlier 1950 ish in Reno.  No Roll Bar. photo 2013-09-17 09.49.44-1_zpsgxjznqgh.jpg 

Earlier 1950 ish in Reno.  No Roll Bar.




Going 133.135 at Bonneville 1951 photo 2013-09-17 09.49.44-3_zpsreegt1n4.jpg 

Going 133.135 at Bonneville 1951




Racing in Bonneville 1951 photo 2014-03-24 10.37.08_zpstn0ydwc4.jpg 


Racing in Bonneville 1951



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At the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show photo 20150123_120622_zpse049kh04.jpg 

At the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show




Won the Oilers Car Club Pick - Grand National Roadster Show 2015 - They put on The Race of Gentlemen photo 20150124_184953_zpsviv57ysr.jpg 

Won the Oilers Car Club Pick - Grand National Roadster Show 2015 - They put on The Race of Gentlemen




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In "The Scrap Book" by The Rodder's Journal Magazine.  The Rodder's Journal is the world’s leading publication dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars and features the very best in automotive photography, writing and design.




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In "The Scrap Book" by The Rodder's Journal Magazine.  The Rodder's Journal is the world’s leading publication dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars and features the very best in automotive photography, writing and design.




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In "The Scrap Book" by The Rodder's Journal Magazine.  
The Rodder's Journal is the world’s leading publication dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars and features the very best in automotive photography, writing and design.




Hot Rod Deluxe Cover Car -  May 2015 photo 20150318_134259_zpserum54pa.jpg 

Hot Rod Deluxe Cover Car -  May 2015




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May 2015 Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine Feature




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Receiving the Oilers Car Club Pick Award.  Grand National Roadster Show 2015. photo 20150318_150723_zps1gc7udcv.jpg 

Receiving the Oilers Car Club Pick Award.  Grand National Roadster Show 2015.




Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo mag5_zpsz296asvg.jpg 

Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor



Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo mag6_zpsnu3p4ixk.jpg 

Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor



Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor photo 20150320_180515_zpsrwqkjdys.jpg 

Compared to The Doane Spencer Roadster - - -   Sports Cars and Hot Rods Magazine - October 1953  by Deanne Batchelor



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Richard Lee of Oakland, California  133.136 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Race. photo Bonneville-1951-pg-3 1_zpsi0cqissa.jpg 

Richard Lee of Oakland, California  133.136 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Race.



Hot Rod Magazine  January 1952  said car went 168 mph at Bonneville.  But there is no documentation found yet on this. photo mag1_zpsbiwyaakk.jpg 

Hot Rod Magazine  January 1952  said car went 168 mph at Bonneville.  But there is no documentation found yet on this.




Hot Rod Magazine  January 1952  said car went 168 mph at Bonneville.  But there is no documentation found yet on this. photo mag2_zps87sibnyq.jpg 

Hot Rod Magazine  January 1952  said car went 168 mph at Bonneville.  But there is no documentation found yet on this.



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Hot Rod Magazine June 1952



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Hot Rod Magazine June 1952



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Woody Lee taking a break at Bonneville




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Woody Lee T - Oilers Car Club Pick - Grand National Roadster Show 2015



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133.136 at Bonneville - The Woody Lee T



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