At this year’s VARAC festival, The Garage had a chance to speak with Dave Boone about his wonderful vintage dirt track racer, the Hubley Bluenose Special. The car was built in 1930, from an assortment of parts, many from the Chevrolet Brothers Speed Equipment Catalogue from the 20’s. The car is powered by a 1925 “490” Chev engine that in stock form may have put out a whopping 35 HP and sports wheels from a 1935 Chevy. The engine inhales through a Fish carb that was built in Daytona and exhales through a unique, custom built header pipe. Due to it’s southern origin, the Fish carb has no choke, which works well in Florida, but not so well in the cooler months in Ontario.
Built to race at the Nova Scotia Fall Fair in Halifax, the car raced from 1930 till 1938. With the outbreak of war, most of it’s competitors ended up on the scrap heap, but luckily this car ended up in the rafters of a Halifax garage until the Fifties. In the mid Nineties, the car was restored to it’s current race ready condition. Boone races the car at vintage events along the eastern seaboard.