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Historic Vehicle Association – “This Car Matters” – 1911 Franklin Model D Race Car

Please enjoy these videos in a series known as:  “This Car Matters” by the Historic Vehicle Association. These particular videos feature a 1911 Franklin Model D Race Car, that has been unrestored and left in it’s original condition.

Ted Davis tells the story of his unrestored 1911 Franklin Model D race car at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Here is a special treat with Jay Leno talking in depth with Ted Davis.  Learn more about this fantastic piece of racing car history.  The car was air cooled, and raced up to 85 miles per hour in the desert in 1911.