1952 Pylant "The Racer"

Second Floor - Industry

Built in 1952 by Kenneth E. Pylant, the father of three young boys, “The Racer” was intended to resemble a midget racer and was made by adapting many automobile body parts. The headrest was derived from a 1939 Buick headlight bucket, fender extensions sourced from a 1948 Oldsmobile were used to construct the front of the car, and a 1948 Buick hood ornament sits above a 1940 LaSalle grille. Other parts of the car are everyday items that Pylant ingeniously repurposed, including the faux exhaust made from kitchen sink drainpipes.

Collection of Ken, Ron and Don Pylant