Jim Seely and Ted Cannon were dry lakes racers before and after WWII and attended the first road race (Palm Springs) in California after the war in May 1950. They 'thought it looked like fun.' The announcer said that the next race was to be at Pebble Beach in November 1950. On the way home, they decided to build a car and race it. In 12 weeks they built a car based upon Ted's father's 1934 Dodge using parts laying around in Ted's machine shop. With Jim Seely driving, the car finished third in the feature race at Pebble Beach. The car was sold in 1953 and then used in various types of racing with different engines, transmissions, and rear ends.