Model T Era Legends
FRED FRAME - Racecar Driver
Fred Frame was born in Exeter, NH in 1895. About 1913 or 14 Fred moved to California to become a part-time gardener
and motorcycle expert. The gardening led to a chauffeur’s job for a wealthy Los Angeles family.
Lynn and Milo Mackemer - PACO Speedster body
Frank Lynn and Eli Milo Mackemer grew up in Hanna City, Illinois, a western suburb of Peoria. In 1910 the older brother
Eli and two friends, organized Mackemer Motor Co. of Peoria, Illinois to repair and sell motor vehicles and appliances.
Tim Moore is from Eaton Rapids, Michigan and has been collection speed equipment and building speedsters for over thirty years.
Tim has a large collection of Model T speed equipment including at least one example of each Frontenac built for the Model T
Ford--the rocker arm heads and the overhead camshafts in both single and dual overhead. Of special interest is a Fronty SR
head with a Green engineering, gear driven overhead cam. Tim's collection also includes other race equipment such as side
drive magneto's and front cross drives, Frontenac pan's, a de-stroked Frontenac crankshaft, a Laurel five main bearing
crankshaft and engine block and many racing carburetors.
Gary LeFever lives in Wichita, Kansas. He has been building speedsters and other antique vehicles for over 30 years. Many years
ago he built one of the fastest Rajo powered speedsters ever built! This white and red speedster has been a familiar sight at
tours and speed events throughout the Midwest. Gary and his white speedster has won the “King of the Hill” title at the Tulsa,
OK Hill Climb eight times during the event’s history.
2011 RESTORATION of the YEAR
1922 ABC Speedster owned and restored by Larry Young
This speedster features an original ABC Racer Body built by the Automotive Body Company (ABC), Chicago, Illinois in 1922.
It was equipped with the optional windshield, and folding top. When introduced in 1922, fenders and step plates were not a
vailable for this body. However, in 1922 ABC did offer individual fenders and step plates for the stock Ford and 490 Chevy
roadster bodies. It appears that the fenders and step plates installed on the body came from the ABC Company but were actually
for the stock Ford or Chevy body. The car was originally built in1923 in California by the Ebert family on the chassis of
a junked 1914 roadster pickup. The car was sold by Ebert family to Tony Oliveira in the early 1990’s. Larry bought the
car from Tony in 2000. The early history of the car was covered by an article in the March, 1953 issue of Speed Mechanics magazine.