George Barringer Tribute Car on display at Crazy Car Museum

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A car with a lot of history behind it is on display at the Patterson Crazy Car Museum.

The George Barringer Tribute Car, a 1938 Ford Indy Roadster, resembles the vehicle that Wichitan George Barringer raced during a portion of his career in 1938.

Barringer was the first person from Wichita Falls to race in the Indy 500.

His son, Bill, found this vehicle and wanted it in Texoma where George called home and his racing career took off.

"His son Bill is very grateful that the car is here in Wichita Falls that his dad was most proud of and it will stay here from now on," said the car's caretaker, Joe Raines.

George Barringer is buried in Riverside Cemetery very close to fellow racer Lloyd Ruby.

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