Tore Tømmerås' 1935 Ford
1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe owned by The Wildcat Motorclub president Tore Tømmerås of Oslo, Norway. Tore's coupe was built in the late 1950s, and it is one of the first hot rods of Norway. In 1958 the Norwegian magazine Speed-Nytt did a featured story on The Wildcat Motorclub. The Wildcat Motorclub was the first hot rod club of Norway, and when Speed-Nytt paid a visit in 1958 they were currently working on two club cars, one of these were Tore's coupe.
According to a story about "Hot Roddin' in Norway" printed in Amcar Magazine Juni 1988, Tore's coupe was completed during the autumn of 1958. It went through the vehicle licensing department without a single complaint, and received a set of Norwegian license plates. By then Tore's coupe was powered by a 1948 Mercury flathead V-8 that had been hopped up featuring Edelbrock heads, an Edelbrock dual carburetor intake, an Iskenderian camshaft and a Cintilla magneto. The brakes were also upgraded to hydraulic brakes. According to the same article, the coupe was good for almost 170 horsepowers. Once completed, Tore's coupe was raced on several ice and dirt tracks in Norway. Old photos shows that Tore ran the coupe without hood sides, bumpers and running boards on the coupe.
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