Car of the Week: Brian Spear's 1937 Ford Roadster

Car of the Week: Brian Spear's 1937 Ford Roadster

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. This week we are featuring  Brian Spears from Newburgh, Indiana who drives one of the older race cars we’ve written about, a 1937 Ford Roadster.
 
How did you get into drag racing?
My dad raced a 1970 Nova my entire childhood so every Saturday was spent at the race track.
 
Where do you live?
Newburgh, Indiana
 
When and where was your first race?
At Chandler Motorsports Park in Chandle, Indiana in 1996.  I got my license on Wednesday and was racing my 1972 Ford Maverick on Saturday. I even won trophy class that night.
 
What model/year do you race now?
1937 Ford Roadster
 
What's under the hood?
557 Big Block Ford
 
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
Transmission shield, 1.80 gear set and input shaft.
 
Why do you use BTE?  
They are quality parts that so far that I have been unable to break.
 
Someone you look up to in racing?
My dad. He’s been doing this a long time and supports me in any way he can.
 
If money were no object, what would you drive?
A Ford in Pro Stock
Posted by Amber Ambrose at 2:30 PM