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Motion Pictures Lets go to the Indy 500 and Bonneville back in 1934

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Lets go to the Indy 500 and Bonneville back in 1934

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  2. 2935ford
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    Great stuff.....thanks.
    Unless it was added with the transfer.....there was a lot of almost burn through on the old celluloid!
     
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  3. I think Ab forgot to read the SC TA Rule book, it appears he drove 3000 miles at over 1245 miles per hour in a short sleeved white shirt,,,,, where's the fire suit, the fire safety systems, the roll cage,,, that man had big B###s!
     
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  4. echo ed
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    from fla.

    It's nice to see some of the historical people in automotive history, thanks for finding the film and posting it.
     
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  5. sololobo
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    Great video - thanx for sharing this - my truck "Verla Kay" rides on Firestone gum dipped bias plys!
     
  6. Lazer5000
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    There is also a very good documentary about Ab Jenkins on Amazon Prime right now. Quarantine isn't all bad.
     
  7. pprather
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    The number 66 car, seen at 8:00 in video is currently owned and still vintage raced by a good friend of mine. The car is very competitive at Elkhart Lake, Blackhawk Farms and other tracks.

    It is the first Ford flathead powered car to complete the Indy 500, finishing 17th in 1934.

    Phil
     
  8. tubman
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    I hope @Drmalacarne sees this. (He's the guy from Brazil building the Pierce Arrow V12 powered speedster). This will give him something to shoot for!:D
     
  9. Mr48chev
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    Thanks for sharing this. I see some inspiration for my (around 1930) 2 seat Indy style roadster.
     
  10. Stan Back
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    Back then the pace cars sure looked more modern than the race cars. I know it was the 1934 race, but that pace car sure looked like a later-model Cadillac or something. Anyone got a clue?
     
  11. Beanscoot
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    "it appears he drove 3000 miles at over 1245 miles per hour"

    That's a typo, right typo?
     
  12. CadMad
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    Great footage. 4859621C-6EFC-4BFA-93DF-AC10F86E4903.jpeg DA26CB8C-DFAC-49E4-A2D8-5784018FF233.jpeg
     
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  13. Jive-Bomber
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    Yes-- 1934 LaSalle - I love that front bumper! Check out the one Kevin Sledge just chopped: 34LaSalleChop.jpg
     
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  14. frank spittle
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    Thanks Jive-Bomber
     

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