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Armament & Ordnance            Missiles On Display at Estrella Warbirds Museum


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Welcome to the Woodland Family Automobile Display!


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Note: In order to keep the displays looking fresh, some of the listed vehicles may be temporarily cycled out for maintenance, on loan, or to make room for other vehicles.

Welcome to the Woodland Family Automobile Display!


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1952 Midget Racer

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1952 Midget Racer
Midget Racer

Vehicle Type:

Midget Racer

Year Built:

1952

Built By:

George Shilala

Suspension:

Cross Spring Front and Cross Torsion Bar Rear

Engine:

Offenhauser 110 cu inch, 4 cylinder, dual overhead cam, all aluminum, Fuel Injected, Methanol Fuel

History:

George Shilala learned his craft while shop foreman for famed race car builder Frank Kurtis. The "Patricia Woodland Offy" is a perfect example of the highly popular midget race cars that were at their height of popularity from the 1940's through the 1960's although this is still a major form of oval short track racing today.

This car first competed in the San Francisco Bay area. From there, it was raced throughout the United States with numerous famous drivers of the time which included Indianapolis standouts Johnny Boyd, Fred Agabashian, and Bob Sweikert. It was also piloted by numerous midget champions such as "Iron" Mike McGreevy.

The #72, "Patricia Woodland Offy," is named after the late Patricia Diane Woodland, was victorious at the hands of her long time friend, Jim Eiland, it its´ final race on 9/1/08 which was the Vintage Oval Nationals held at Shasta Speedway.

Patricia Woodland Offy

#72, "Patricia Woodland Offy" at Kings Speedway
Hanford, California, June, 2005/h4>

Owner:

Woodland Family Collection

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