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History The Diedt-Offy Blue Crown Special

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,332


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Diedt-Offy Blue Crown Special


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    Old Dawg, 35cab, Stan Back and 16 others like this.
  2. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,335


    Great looking cars, we can all afford a box of spark plugs. Bob

  3. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 975


    Simply gorgeous car!
    kidcampbell71, Stogy and dana barlow like this.
  4. Rootie Kazoootie
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
    Posts: 8,134

    Rootie Kazoootie
    from Colorado

    Lou Moore was somewhat the Roger Penske of the 40s-early 50s at Indy. Here's his 1950 stable-

    Capture bc-4.JPG

  5. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,045

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    That's super,love the work in every Indy car I got to see in photos or my self. On this one,the bigger louver's just below the hood opening,must of been with a custom for that spot only die. It's not on a flat,so die had to be made for the shape only.
    Amazing car. That looked like speed and was.
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,133


    This car is so beautiful, the body is just amazing. I have loved sprint car racing for years as they followed this body style right perfect. This car is so beautiful, I have studied the photos a bunch. Thanx for sharing!
    chryslerfan55 and kidcampbell71 like this.
  7. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,052


    It is currently sitting in the shop directly across the parking lot from mine.

  8. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,875

    The 39 guy

    Beautiful car! Stunning craftsmanship! The photography is excellent also!
    chryslerfan55 and kidcampbell71 like this.
  9. Richard Bartrop
    Joined: Jun 1, 2014
    Posts: 4

    Richard Bartrop

    Proof that FWD can be cool.
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  10. Rootie Kazoootie
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
    Posts: 8,134

    Rootie Kazoootie
    from Colorado

    Crude by 2020 standards but got the job done back in the day.

  11. indianapolisracer
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 138


    Use to drool over this beaut when it sat in the basement of the Chicago Science & Industry Museum during the 1970s . I tried to buy it but Bucky Boudeman out bid me , after he passed his estate had it for sale for $1,000,000. It was sold but I don't know price .
  12. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 556

    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    from Hays, Ks

  13. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,547


    One of my favorite Indy roadsters....
  14. GZ
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,049

    from Detroit

    I remember the car at the Museum of Science and Industry as well. It was nice to see it revived and
    "racing" at the Miller Meet in Milwaukee in recent years. Such an important piece of American racing history.

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