When running is part of your family’s history, what are the chances that you will return to it in your lifetime? That’s right – a lot.
This is about what happened to Timothy Day, the owner of this Ford Taurus SHO ‘Hornet’ coupe presented here. According to him, the race has been in his family for 20 years. When he decided to return to Missouri where he grew up, he wanted to return to the game.
Unfortunately, Day had to start with his father’s modified race car, but of course it turned out to be uncomfortable for him. So he started building his own with a second-generation $ 700 Ford Taurus SHO as a base.
The Taurus SHO was perfect for the race in which he wanted to participate. Day said there was a local dirt track with a competitive FWD class, and he couldn’t think of another powerful FWD V6 with a manual gearbox than a Taurus SHO – “a race car plant under the guise of a grocery getter, “he said.
After taking her home, Day began gutting the car to reduce its weight to around 2,500 pounds, then added a safety cage.
There is however a small problem. The day is at 6’5 “so it will not be able to fit comfortably in the Taurus sedan. So, to resolve this, he decided to convert the SHO into a coupe by repositioning the B-pillar and essentially sitting on the rear seat to take account of its length.
With all that was left under the hood, and with loads of racing stickers added for more dynamism (we’re kidding), Day started participating in his local dirt track. He did not succeed at first, but after a few adjustments, he finally managed to achieve a victory.
Unfortunately, Day decides to sell his racing car, which you can access via Facebook Marketplace. He drops it for $ 3,500. If you’re interested, just send a message to Timothy.
We thank Timothy for sharing his story with us and for lending us these photos.