This 1951 Chrysler New Yorker Rally Car is Still Running

"It's a hefty chunk of metal."

The car won’t break, but it still struck and killed two dear. This is a 1951 Chrysler New Yorker, a classic hunk of American steel that’s now used as a rally car. To be more precise, owner Jake Auerbach does vintage rallying racing. Like any form of motorsport, rally racing can be especially dangerous. But when you’re behind the wheel of something that’s more than half a century old, just about anything could happen.

Fortunately Auerbach learned how to be a mechanic at a very young age, a skill which has served him well as a driver. Working on cars and racing was something Auerbach and his dad did together. Sadly, the elder Auerbach passed away not long ago. But his son plans to continue racing and will soon take part in the Peking to Paris Rally.

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