The Nelson Special Race Car



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Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 19:09:25 -0500
From: "Bob Lawrence" <>
To: "Bill Bottorff" <>

Hi Bill,

The car known as the "Nelson Special" was one of two cars that Kansas City racer Louis Scheibell owned when he was killed in a racing accident in Iowa in 1926. August Brunke purchased the car from Louis' estate and raced it for a short time with Abe Scruggs as driver. I don't know anything about the circumstances surrounding how the car got that name. It is possible that Brunke picked up local sponsorship when he raced at Winfield although third party race car sponsorship was rare in the 1920s. I just have to plead ignorance there. That's one of the many unsolved mysteries to be worked on.


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