1976 Ford F-100 Off-Road Race Truck

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This 1976 Ford F-100 was built by Charlie Haga and accomplished Class 8 victories in the 1977 Baja 500 and Baja 1000. Haga built the truck for Frank “Scoop” Vessels in 1976, and the ’77 Baja 500 was an important race to Vessels due to the introduction of BFGoodrich Radial tires for the first time in the off-road racing world. Vessels played a role in the development of the first generation of these tires and looked to benefit from this improvement.

The F-100 is equipped with a 404-ci Ford V8 engine paired with an Art Carr-built Ford C6 transmission and a Chrisman rear end. This truck’s engine was propane-powered when it raced. The IMPCO Company did this to demonstrate the versatility of the fuel.

Equipped with many components including Rough Country shocks, custom brakes, American Racing wheels, BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, and F-250 spindles with knockoff hubs, this truck is not your normal F-100. It was displayed at the 2006 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, where Vessels was inducted for his contributions to off-road motorsports. Sold on bill of sale.