Al McClure’s name and reputation is secure in being highly regarded in all racing circles. His drivers read like a who’s who in Central Pennsylvania and The Southern Tier of New York; Hal Hoose, Frankie Thompson, Bill Stroshal, Dick May, and Graeme Bolia all turned the McClure tiller. This 1937 Ford was built in 1969 and was the last coupe driven by Bill Strosahl who retired at the end of that season. Strosahl is one of only two men who hold track championships at the big three Southern Tier Speed Plants; Glen Aubrey, Five Mile Point and Shangri-La (Don Diffendorf is the other). This particular coupe was as competitive as any and took Bill down to the wire in the points race in 1969 at Shangri-La, which was ultimately won by Dutch Hoag. Upon his retirement Graeme Bolia was tapped for the ride and the car evolved over the next few seasons until being sold to URC Sprint hotshoe Harry Benjamin. Harry campaigned the car for a season or two before selling to Richard Rafferty who in turn sold it to us some 35 years later. The car was always powered by a 427 Ford side oiler and of course had a Franklin quickie and al the associated goodies. Plans call for a 390 FE with 4 barrel, cam and magneto for the power room, some body cleanup and maybe some brakes… even though they only slow you down…The completion of this car will fill the big block asphalt modified opening in our collection.