I saw this today on the wonderful Innovative, Banned, and Unique Racing Cars Facebook page, and while watching it I almost ruptured by mid-abdominal delight gland. That’s a 1928 Frazer Nash known as the Owlet, and watching that tall, skinny thing bob and weave and tear ass around the track is just fantastic.

I believe the car is a slightly customized Frazer Nash Super Sports Saloon – the Super Sports had no running boards, which is why I’m guessing that’s what it was. These used a little inline-4 of only 1.5, which transferred its (maybe up to 60?) horsepower to the rear wheels via a set of big chains right under the floor.

This one is driven by Patrick Blakney-Edwards, of, Blakney Motorsport. There’s some interior video of him driving it, too, which really drives home how archaic this thing is:

The car is nicknamed “Owlet” I think because of the look of the rear bodywork which, yeah, sort of looks like a baby owl:

Driving a modern car on a track, at speed, really pushing the car, is plenty hard as it is. Doing the same thing in this top-heavy, chain-driven nearly 90-year-old artifact with tires the thickness of hula hoops is nothing short of astounding.

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And, hey, it looks like it was up for sale last September! Maybe it’s still available! This could be you in there!

I absolutely adore seeing old cars wrung out like this. Give ‘em hell, owlet.