Lot 111

Monterey 2011

1934 Brisko-Dreyer Sprint Car


$33,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



Addendum: Please note that this vehicle will be offered on a bill of sale only.

268 cu. in. Frank Brisko DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, dual updraft Winfield carburetors, solid front and live rear axles with front and rear leaf springs, and rear-wheel-only drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92"

- Miller-derived Brisko four-cylinder engine, “Pop” Dreyer chassis

- An old restoration with years of museum display and little use ever since

- Formerly the property of noted racing car collector Dave Uihlein

This classic sprint car was built primarily for use on half-mile and mile-long dirt tracks during the 1930s and 1940s. Its 92-inch wheelbase chassis was fabricated by Floyd “Pop” Dreyer and powered by a Frank Brisko-built 268-cubic inch engine, which was based on a Harry Miller design. The engine features dual updraft Winfield carburetors, which dominated sprint-car circles during the era and were favored by Brisko.

Interestingly, when Frank Brisko once visited the Uihlein Museum and saw this car, he immediately identified its engine as the one he built for “Wild Bill” Cummings in 1934. Another interesting feature is the car’s cast receptacle on the clutch housing for a Bosch onboard starter, which indicates the engine’s potential use in a Speedway or Vanderbilt Cup car during the 1930s.

While the Brisko-Dreyer car was restored many years ago, it remained largely as a display vehicle within Mr. Uihlein’s famed museum collection for many years. In August 2007, the Brisko-Dreyer was purchased by the vendor at RM’s Monterey auction. We are pleased to offer the product of the experience, skill, imagination and creativity of Frank Brisko and “Pop” Dreyer, two highly respected and larger-than-life personalities of American racing. The 1935 Brisko-Dreyer Sprint Car is steeped in history and recalls the “Golden Age” of early American motorsports.

Please note, this car is offered on a Bill of Sale.