Nancy DeWitt, Historian, Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska: "I am doing some research on our 1935 Wetteroth-Offenshauser midget racer, which was driven by Bob Swanson. Do you know definitively what Swanson drove in the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup"?
Nancy, two of the most unusual cars in the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race were midget racers; the #51 Hogan Midget Special and the #53 Junior Offenhauser Special driven by Louis Tomei. Many of the race publications have confused the two cars. Here's some documentation.