This 1948 'Snook Offy' Kurtis-Kraft Midget is one of the world's most significant midget race cars. It was born in 1948 in Frank Kurtis' shop as chassis number 272. Originally fitted with an Eddie Meyers V8-60, it was sold new to Hanley 'Cadillac' Booth of Oklahoma City.
Through subsequent owners the V8-60 was replaced with a 100 Offenhauser engine. Dean Ewing was commissioned to fabricate the one-off nose and grill.
In 1954, it was sold to Louis Snook of Charlotte, Texas. He aggressively campaigned the car to the top of the sport until 1968. Some of the best and hottest drivers in the business were put into the cockpit by Snook. Drivers included A.J. Foyt, Johnny Rutherford, Don Edmunds and a long list of other well-known drivers.
After several subsequent owners, Dr. Jim Kilgore commissioned Nate Ewing to do a full restoration which was completed in 1998. It then became a part of the Brock Yates Collection and is now part of the O'Steen Collection.