Here is a highlight of The Joe Colombo Car Collection. Joe Colombo from Wayne, New Jersey is very talented and a master at restoring Quarter Midgets and full sized Midgets. His detail to excellence makes every restoration a work of art. Here are some of Joe's Quarter Midgets and restorations in his shop in New Jersey.
Here are some of Joe's Midgets in his shop in New JerseyHere is Joe's 1948 original all polished #2 Kurtis Kraft Offy & #83 Ford V8 60 Hilegass MidgetJoe's Ford V8 60 Hilegass during restorationJoe in his 1948 Kurtis Kraft Offy Midget at Flemington, New JerseyJoe in his #83 Hilegass Midget at Louden, New HampshireTony Stewart poses in Joe's #83 Ford 60 Hilegass Midget for a picture at the ACOT showHere is Joe's all chrome 1960's pedal car from FAO Schwarz in N.Y. City. Joe & daughter Jodi convinced them to sell to himHere is Joe's Crosley engine with a Pepco SuperchargerHere is Joe's fuel injected Ford V8 60 engine with an Algon Fuel Injector system. One of only 12 built by Al Gonzalez from CaliforniaJoe's Fournier Kurtis Kraft #4 Bowes Special and all polished Kurtis Kraft Midget modelsJoe's Fournier #4 Bowes Special Kurtis Kraft model at the Hinchcliffe display & a friends Fournier Caruso Kurtis Kraft duece in Patterson, New Jersey1948 Soap Box racer Joe & his Dad built in 1948 at age 12. Joe still has in his collectionHere are some of Joe Colombo's Quarter Midget restorations.This is Joe's Colombo #1 Offyette before restoration
Here is Joe's Colombo #1 Offyette Special restoredHere is Joe' #3 Continental Red Seal Special Quarter Midget before restorationDuring restorationHere is Joe's #3 Continental Red Seal Special Quarter Midget restored
Here are the plans for the Continental Quarter Midget from the 1950'sHere are a few rebuilt Continental engines at Joe's shop ready to go into the carsHere is Joe Colombo's #4 Model 61 Offyette before restoration
Here is Joe's #4 Model 61 Offyette restoredHere is the 1950's Model 61 Offyette brochures. The car has a Continental engine. Here is Joe's Model 400 #7 Colombo Offyette Specialbefore restorationDuring restorationHere is Joe's Model 400 #7 Colombo Offyette Special restoredHere is the Model 400 Larc-Douglas Offyette brochure. The car has a Continental engine.Here is Joe's #6 Billbrook Gasoline Alley Quarter Midget before restorationDuring restorationHere is Joe's #6 Billbrook Gasoline Alley Quarter Midget restored
Here is the Billbrook brochure from the 1959
Here is Joe's #10 Dascar Quarter midget purchased from friend Bill Nash during restorationHere is Joe's #10 Dascar after restorationHere are the Dascar brochures from the 1950's-1960's.The name came from the manufacturer David A Singleton. Previously owned by Bill Nash and was driven by Bill's daughter. The car has a gear drive Clinton engine
Joe Colombo took friend Bill Nash's advice and built a replica Quarter Midget of the Caruso #2 Kurtis Kraft-Offy Midget driven by Bill Schindler
Here is the car before restoration
Here is the Caruso #2 Offyette Quarter Midget after restoration Here is the Caruso #2 Offyette Quarter Midget next to the full size Caruso #2 Kurtis Kraft-Offy Midget at the Caruso Racing Museum in Las Vegas
***Looking for a "Vandy Special" Nice collection of racers. My grandfather build the "Vandy Special", I attached photos of the flyer. My father is the boy in the flyer. They even had a race track at the farm in Furlong, PA. My grandfather has since passed away and my father is aging. I'd love to find a Vandy Special to give him. I know this search is probably close to impossible. I've searched the internet with no luck. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of any piece of a Vandy Special, I would greatly appreciate it.