There's a race car buried in this yard


Race car driver starts a family and his old lady tells him his racing days are over. It’s a story as old as racing, but what if instead of...

You know how the story goes… Race car driver starts a family and his old lady tells him his racing days are over. It’s a story as old as racing, but what if instead of selling the car or sticking it in an old barn you buried it in your backyard? Supposedly, that’s exactly what Firman Lawshe did in the 1930s with his homemade dirt-track racer.

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We can’t really blame Elizabeth Lawshe Adam for being born, but maybe ol’ Firman would have been the next Mario Andretti. We’ll never know. And you thought having to get a mini-van was the worst part of having kids… At least you didn’t have to bury your race car in the backyard like poor Firman.

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Today the house sits vacant and the soil in which the car may be buried in is highly contaminated. Someone is offering to “gift” it to the city because what city doesn’t love a fresh piece of contaminated property? 

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Auto-racing--dream-crusher Elizabeth is hoping they won’t tear down the house her family was raised in, but the outcome looks doubtful. More importantly, we want to exhume this sweet 20s dirt car out of the miry, contaminated mud and see how it looks…

via NJ.com 

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