1933 Buick Shafer Tribute Racer

Last updated on April 30, 2022

Todays car is a 1933 Buick Shafer 8 Tribute Racer created by Hot Rod Chavik Company. It finished in a cool Mint Green. This car was inspired by Phil Shafer and his Buick Shafer 8 race car. Between the years of 1925 and 1934, seven of Shafer’s Buick-powered racecars qualified for the Indinapolis 500.

We saw this car at Trancas Country Market in Malibu a couple of weeks ago when a group of us made a run up PCH for breakfast at the market. Sometimes known as a bacon run. The following Link is from Hot Rod Chavik USA LLC and describes the tribute race car. Look around his web site Stanley Chavik is a very talented man.

Hot Rod Chavik USA LLC link

This link was published by Torq Talk and written by Tony Thacker is about Stanley Chavik, his journey and his 1933 Buick Shafer 8 Tribute Racer.

Link to Torq Talk’s article on Stanley Chavik and his Shafer Buick 8 Indy Special.

Great car and story. I really enjoyed the story of how Stanley Chavik built his dream car in Czechia Republic. Then brought his family and his dream to America. He then started his automotive business here in Southern CA.

Thanks for riding along. Frank

1939 Buick straight 8 248 cu in with 4 Stromberg 97 Carburetors
I beam front axle, with parallel leaf spring, 1939 Buick lever arm shocks, 1939 Buick brake drums and Model A headlights.
Is that a Shovelnose grill? Yes.
Rear axle: 9-inch Positraction with 3.50 to 1 gear ratio. 1938 Chevrolet Taillights.
Vintage gages, Moto-Lita steering wheel. T5 5-speed transmission with a Hurst shifter.
Stanley Chavik (black jacket with red bandana) standing to the left of Bata.
Stanley Chavik on the right.
20-inch Dayton Wheels with stainless spokes and 6.00×20 Firestone tires.