Unique car set to debut at Patterson's Crazy Car Museum

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - News Channel 6 got a sneak peek Friday at a car with a unique story behind it set to be unveiled to the public Saturday.

The car, a 1938 Ford Indy Roadster, resembles what Wichitan George Barringer raced in during a portion of his career in 1938.

Barringer, the first driver from Wichita Falls to compete in the Indy 500, is buried in the same cemetery as fellow racer Lloyd Ruby.

Barringer's son, Bill, bought and refurbished the car in his Dad's memory proudly naming it the "George Barringer Special".

"You don't hardly see these cars anymore, especially in Wichita Falls," said the car's current caretaker Joe Raines. "This car has come to Wichita Falls from the Barringer family, and it's going to stay in Wichita Falls."

The George Barringer Tribute Car will be displayed at Patterson's Crazy Car Museum on the corner of Midwestern Parkway and Jacksboro Highway Saturday.

The museum is free to enter.

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