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Bob Wenz, from California, built a rare example of an American 500cc car. It was inspired by, and similar to, Colin Strang's car, using a Fiat 500 chassis as the base and Topolino wheels. The engine was an Ariel Red Hunter unit which, unfortunately, never generated the same power outputs as the JAP or Norton engines. Bob subsequently owned a series of Coopers.

Bob at Santa Barbara in 1952

And during construction in 1951

Photos courtesy of Karol Andrews and Bob Wenz

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