The Jalopy Journal
Brock Yates with Linda ?
Was not aware of that. I've been away from Indy for several years. Good on Scott for making it this long.
No pics of Gunderman's or Washington Auto Parts ?
Lived two miles up the road from this place when I lived in Missouri.
On the right : Bob Trostle, master sprint car builder. On Bob's right Shane Carson driver and son of long time Okie City promoter Bud Carson.
What would Van "Halen's Dance The Night Away" be without the cowbell?
The main similarity between a divorce suit and a tornado in the southern states is that you know one way or the other someone is going to lose a...
I would say hub covers is a good guess. You only need them on the front. What is seen on the rear end is the axle flange.
Can't remember his first name, but that is Mr. Donovan of Donovan Engineering.
I recognize Willie Davis in the photo, but who is the driver? Billie Schuman or perhaps Englehart?
My old home track - Eldora Speedway , Rossburg, Ohio.
Quarter midget thread
In the case of that roll bar it looks like the main hoop attaches to the frame with bolts that are threaded into spuds welded into the frame...
James McElreath ( RIP ) with his father , Jim, on his left holding a trophy. Track looks like Salem, Indiana.
Looks like a young Arnie Knepper.
Back in the pre-OSHA days I remember hearing that it was also used to clean printing presses.
Remember, it's like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer - it will feel better when it's over.
Not sure about the track either, but I don't think it's Shaheen's place. From the few times we ran there I think the straights had more banking...
I believe Jack Zink tried a turbine some where in this same time period and it didn't get all that much media attention either.
I think the process for checking nonferrous items is Zyglo, a dye/penetrant with developer deal. Magnaflux can only be used on materials the will...
Don't get me started. Have lived in Michigan over twenty years and still hate the damn things.
FYI - the gentleman's name is Joe Lencki. Not sure what Lecknite is, but it may refer to a product he developed called ZMAX which something of a...
Didn't Trostle build the first production run of Tognottis or was it Gambler ?
The reason for the two radius rods on one side of the car is to allow for caster adjustment and to maintain the caster angle after adjustment....
To paraphrase Smokey Yunick's assessment of such situations - " I wasn't cheatin. I just had a superior reading of the rules. "
To venture a guess. I'd say the circled item is part of a transistorized ignition system.
But he's as good once as he always was.
The reason I asked was that I remember from reading his account years ago of finding the Millers that they were amongst a number of...
Is this the same stash of vehicles that Griffith Borgeson found the Miller Indy cars tucked away with ?
Considering all the BS the speedway and USAC gave Howard Keck and Sumar about their streamliners, I'm surprised the Thompson cars were allowed.
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