1958 Lisoni "Missfire" Quarter Midget

Built by Joey Lisoni’s father, Joseph, Missfire was a consistent winner throughout Joey’s
racing career, which ended in 1961 when he no longer fit in the car. Its four-stroke,
onecylinder engine was built and tuned by Carl Offenhauser, famed Indy car builder
Fred Offenhauser’s brother, whose Los Angeles shop shared a space with Joseph
Lisoni’s welding company. Joseph Lisoni fabricated Missfire’s independent suspension
and innovative alloy rims, both of which would later become standard in racing vehicles
of all types. Missfire has competed throughout California and Nevada, winning over 65
races.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum, gift of Joseph Lisoni

 


 
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