Mike Sforza's Patrician resides at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, Florida!

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4-8-96

Dear Mike,

The Patrician is finished and on display, it's beautiful to say the least. Lots of interesting details on this T/F car, many will enjoy viewing it. Thanks for the cooperation during restoration. Enclosed are pictures of the finished car, and some during restoration. Please accept this lifetime pass in appreciation of your many years of service to our sport and we hope to see you soon.  

Big Daddy

Don Garlits 

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"The Patrician"

Top Fuel Dragster 1962-1965

This very unusual and hand-crafted hauler was built in 1962 by Mike Sforza.  The unique aluminum body was hand-hammered.

The December 1963 issue of Speed and Custom did a cover and five page story on this beautiful car, encouraging racers to build their own.  Mike, from Deerpark, NY was a pioneer Eastern fuel racer.

Engine: 392 CID Supercharged Chrysler

Milborn Injector, Vertex Magneto, Schiefer Clutch.

Top Speed: 208.88  MPH - E.T. 7.01 seconds 

Winner at many Eastern strips. 

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Mike Sforza
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