Burton Brown of Fremont, Wis., has Salt Flats Fever. His red Datsun Z car is a class record holder and his gold and black streamliner is a technical marvel. The car is big and long and fast, but the engine is a tiny Ford Pinto block with all kinds of high-tech go-fast equipment. It cranks up about 400 ponies and moves that big aerodynamic hunk of iron along at blinding speed. These days Burton usually pulls the big streamliner in a bigger trailer than the one you see here, but this one is also a honey that made many trips to Utah. It’s definitely a working man’s rig, but a very well organized one.
The manufacturers of this trailer were Pace American and they build a sturdy product. It features tandem axles, a ramp door and a large folding awning on the right-hand side that comes in handy for providing shade on the famous salt flats. In addition to the ramp door at the rear, there is a service door at the front right-hand corner.Burton Brown ‘s black and white checkerboard floor reflects his race-ready spirit. It shows some battle scars but still looks good.
Brown has a Pit Pal storage shelf to hold his brake parts cleaner, jack oil, nut-buster sprays, Brad Penn oil and brake parts cleaner,A clock, a broom and an electrical cord reel are mounted on the sidewall near the back door on the right-hand side.. Nearby is a fold-down workbench or desk. Burton carries some heavy-duty chassis tools and suspension parts on two plywood boards mounted to either side wall.
For decorations he has a large VP Racing Fuels banner, a number of posters and lots of decals. There’s a note board for scribbling notes with an erasable dry marker or hanging up snapshots of racing cars. And there’s a poster dedicated to American soldiers that reminds everyone entering the trailer that “Freedom is Not Free!”