A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. We’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

It’s downright cold outside. We’re talking single-digit temperature, sub-zero windchill, mind-numbing cold. It’s so cold you could see your breath.

Seriously, it’s bitter cold–even by Midwestern winter standards–so we’re turning up the heat with some open flames. We found this flamed 1950 Mercury Lead Sled late last year in the Summit Racing Ohio parking lot. We originally thought it was 1951 Mercury, but a friend pointed out that the one-piece rear window and equal-length trunk lid and fenders tell us it’s a 1950 model instead.

Good stuff.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.