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Introduction

"My friend and sometimes co-driver, Bruce Townsend raced another home-built with a Crosley Chassis. As he continued to race, the carís tatty appearance and questionable aerodynamics needed attention so he made a fiberglass body which looked just like a small D-Type Jaguar. The car had space only for the diminutive Bruce. He lightened up everything he could by drilling judicious holes, although those in the ignition key were mostly to amuse his friends. With this car, called the TXP, Bruce won four races at Road America and was timed there at 110 mph."1

Update

January 5-6, 2005

Sam Danenberger IV writes, "I'm trying to dig up old photos (race shots preferably), and anything else I can on this historic car. This thing is really neat!

The car is Crosley powered, has a Lancia 5 speed gearbox and a modified Studebaker rear end. Front suspension is Morris Minor, and the tubular space frame with aluminum panels is quite well built and finished for a homemade car from the '50's.

The car is in its original red paint, with white #16. It looks pretty much like a 3/4 scale D-Jag. Wonderfully complete and original. Its pretty compared to some of the other H-Mods of the era, though no where near as nice looking as say, Martin Tanners cars.

The car has been in dry storage since 1978-79 when we purchased it from Bruce Townsend, the original builder/driver/owner. I was in high school (25 yrs.) My dad who was friends with Bruce, through SCCA, bought the car for me. I hope one day to restore the car and take it back to Road America to the vintage races."

 


1Sandy MacArthur, Vintage Motorsport (May/June 1991), The H-Modified Crosley Specials from the Midwest p70-71. This article was transcribed for the Sports Racer Network by Curt Anderson.

Revised: January 06, 2005.

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