In the early days the cars developed into stripped down cars to go racing on gravel tracks. Many of the cars were modified for racing or just racing the car straight off the road.
These were the first of the “hotrods” and development was very haphazard. In between racing they were used for every day transport. Cars were driven to the track and stripped for racing. At the end of the meeting, they would put items such as mudguards, windscreens and registration plates. They would then drive them home.