Harold Johansen began his involvement in hot rodding and racing in the mid 1940s in a Riley 2-port powered ’29 Model A roadster that he purchased for $37.00. Not only did he keep that very car for the rest of his life, but he also continued racing it and his other cars up to his final days. A member of the SCTA 200MPH club and the winner and holder of several Land Speed records throughout his life, Harold Johansen was one of the most dedicated and accomplished hot rodders the sport has ever known.