MORMON METEOR & AB JENKINS : EARLY INDIANAPOLIS 500 ; CHARLES BELL : TOWER : (1946)

This vintage photograph (lithograph) features a look at racecar driver, AB Jenkins and the Mormon Meteor. In the 1930’s, Ab Jenkins built three successive versions of the Mormon Meteor. The cars were built to break land speed records. Jenkins worked in conjunction with August Duesenberg to build the car. The automobile was powered by a modified Curtis Aircraft engine. Jenkins began breaking speed records in 1936. In 1937, he set a 24 hour record with an average of 157 mph. Interestingly, Ab Jenkins went on to become the Mayor of Salt Lake City (1940-1944). This image is part of a series (no.P8). The official race photographer was Chas J. Bell from Tower Studios.  (SOLD)

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