Workbench Award Winners… (Apr, 1949)

Workbench Award Winners…

THE proud builders of each project pictured this month are five dollars richer and also have our beautiful Workbench Award Certificate. Their entries were chosen, as the best submitted for the month. We know you like to see what others are doing—and we know others like to see what you are doing. So why not send us a few photos of yourself with your project? If judged one of the best received during the month we’ll publish your picture, send you a five dollar check and a Workbench Award Certificate. Enclose sufficient stamps for return postage and mail your entry to:
WORKBENCH AWARDS. MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED. 67 West 44th Street. New York 18. N. Y.

THIS month we’re going to feature “home-made” cars and number one is this beautiful streamlined runabout by S/Sgt. Bill Roush of Maxwell Field. Montgomery. Alabama. “The body.” writes Sgt. Roush. “is made up from two belly or wing tip tanks. The power plant is a 6 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine which produces a top speed, with two persons, of about 35 mph. I hare about $300 invested in this job and certainly feel I got my money’s worth in mileage and fun.”

HERE’S a prize project produced by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Hines of Gary, Indiana. “It is fairly small.” they write. ‘Taut large enough to carry two people comfortable at a speed from 12 to 15 mph. Wheelbase is 63 in. and power is a one cylinder air cooled engine mounted in the rear. A belt connects the motor to a countershaft and a chain from the countershaft drives one of the rear wheels.

VERNON Sears and his dad. Ray Sears of Tulsa, Oklahoma, developed this snappy-looking sports car from Ford. Cadillac and A-26 Invader parts. Write the Sears: “Two 1942 Ford fenders were cut in half to form the curved portion of the four fenders. The plastic top was salvaged from the nose of an A-26 Douglas Invader while the engine is a hopped up V 8 with dual carburation and other refinements.

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