Story of Johnny Hawkins’ 1964 Ford Falcon Race Car

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While enthusiasts get excited about the big fire breathing muscle cars from the glorious days, I believe most will also find the story of this “little insect” very interesting. It’s one of the small lightweight economy cars Ford offered in the early 60’s, but transformed into a race car.

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The 1964 Ford Falcon also known as “The Termite” was owned and raced by Johnny Hawkins. Powered by a high compression 260 V8 engine equipped with pair of 660 CFM Holley carbs and Tunnel Ram intake, it knocked down quite a few national records back in the day.

Play the video for the 1964 Ford Falcon race car full story told by Kevin Oeste.

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