View Full Version : Type 60/64 Comes To The 36hp Challenge

03-02-2014, 02:52
Could that be true? Better believe it! A crew of four North Carolina craftsmen have been building the body, chassis and engine for what is a recreation of the most beautiful Volkswagen ever crafted, the infamous 1939 Volkswagen KDF Type 64 (aka Type 60K10) Berlin to Rome racer.

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This very special project began two and a half years ago and is now 75% complete. The chassis is rolling and the front and rear windows were recently fitted. Currently the top is off while a six point cage is assembled.

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The car will compete in the 36hp Challenge Unlimited 36 category and the teams goal is to capture the fifty year old record of Dick Beiths Pepco puffed lakester. Minimum speed goal is 130 miles per hour.

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Wolfsburg Wests Okrasa style heads will be part of the potent big bore 36hp engine being developed to meet and then exceed their goals. Our 36hp Challenge "1" Club hats are off to Bruce, Dave, Whitey and Elbert.

Stay tuned to these pages for updates and more photos as they become available. For more info about this Type 64 and the VW Challenge go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge and "Friend" the 36hp VW Challenge.

03-02-2014, 04:15
Verry nice, i will follow this tread!

03-02-2014, 07:40
Nice first post!

03-02-2014, 18:20
Nice! Are you guys part of a NC based shop or just four enthousiasts building awesome stuff?

03-08-2014, 03:30
Creating a T64 from scratch is an expensive and time consuming process. Here is the latest photo from Bruce Cook and his crew showing the car is now resting on the chassis, windows and frames installed. Plans are to have the car ready to race in 2015 and take it to a ECTA meet in Ohio for preliminary test and tuning. And hopefully set a new 36hp Challenge Unlimited top speed record.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr301/36hplandspeedracer/36%20Type%2064/DSCN1387_1-Copy_zpseb125e6e.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/user/36hplandspeedracer/media/36%20Type%2064/DSCN1387_1-Copy_zpseb125e6e.jpg.html)

Stay tuned for more photos as the project proceeds...........................