1955 Schaghticoke-Manning Special
Built as one of the the many Chuck Manning kit cars, this Schaghiticoke Special was build by Wally Champan in 1955. Using Manning’s capable chassis layout, he fitted a Mercury flat-head engine with a Ford 3-speed transmission.
Thanks to the expertise of Chuck Manning who was a stress analyst for Douglas Aircraft, the Schaghiticoke Special had a low weight and stiff chassis that would be used in other cars like the Monsterati. Design details of this chassis were published in Road & Track.
Once completed, the car was sold to John Streets. He actively raced it in the Pacific North East until a major accident in 1959. In 1991 the car was rebuilt back to original specifications.
Sources & Further Reading
1.Pace, Harold. Vintage American Road Racing Cars. Motorbooks: 2004.
|built at||Schaghticoke, NY, USA|
|engineers||Wally Champan, Chuck Manning|
|block material||Cast Iron|
|body / frame||Steel Tube Chassis|
|transmission||Ford 3-Speed Manual|