I picked up this Track T at a yard sale recently. I’ve been on the fence about what to do with it. I finally decided to throw something together and this is the result.

I’ve always liked this casting. I’m a fan of just about every automotive niche there is, and rat rods are high on the list. The first step was to strip the burnt orange paint and black tribal flame tampo. The five-hole plastic wheels just didn’t suit the car at all. A little flat black, and a little rust and it was ready for some detail painting and new shoes.


I would love to build a little track car just like this. A simple, straight forward, Offenhauser powered track toy would be so much fun.

This may not be this car’s final form. Maybe in a while I’ll take more time and give it a clean hot rod style glossy paint job, who knows!