We have been working on Gov’s Drake Engine for about a year now. It is finally complete. You can see the initial run-stand video below. As an added bonus we were fortunate enough to be able to interview Buzz Rose. He is a former Drake engine-powered race car driver from the 50’s. Enjoy!
To see the rest of Gov’s Drake engine rebuild story, click here.
This is Gov’s late 30s/early 40s Drake Knucklehead. It is a water-cooled, custom Knucklehead motor that was used strictly for dirt track racing in the late 30s and early 40s. These types of motors were run in Midget Cars. We are completely rebuilding and having to manufacture some of the parts because of how rare it is. He plans to put it back in a race car.