1933 Ford Truck Blasts around the Autocross Course: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Antique Ford hot rod truck performs like a modern sports car on the twisty track.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the importg37 YouTube channel and it features a 1933 Ford truck participating in the autocross portion of a Goodguys event. You might be thinking that a truck from 1933 from any manufacturer would be the furthest thing from an idea autocross machine, but this particular antique Ford has been heavily modified. The result is a low-riding, old school pickup that gets around the tight turns and down the short straights as well as any sports car.
Sadly, there are no details on this antique Ford pickup, shy of the fact that it is driven by a guy named Bob Pelican. Based on the license plate, this hot rod truck began its life back in 1933, but there are likely few parts on this pickup that came from any Ford factory in the current form.
The windshield and grille are chopped down significantly and it looks like the doors might be a bit shorter than they were in stock form as well, but that might be an illusion. There is no question that the suspension setup is from the aftermarket, with a slammed stance and remarkable handling characteristics that would be impossible with stock bits.
Finally, as the truck races past the camera, the polished-up V8 under the hood appears to be a small block Chevy, and with Corvette-style wheels at all four corners, this antique Ford may have a spread of GM parts, but it is still an impressive old truck from the Motor Company’s early days.
Swerving through Cones
In the video above, this 1933 Ford truck is rocketing through an autocross course at a Goodguys event. The V8 power helps the old school pickup to blast down the short straightaways while the custom chassis and suspension setup allows the driver to hit the turns hard. There is a bit of drifting as the truck oversteers during the exit of some corners, but in the end, this is one of the best-handling antique Ford trucks that we have seen.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!