The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
And from the look of it, should remain a mystery.
I was young when we had this car, but from what I know about cars now, I can say that the grille was the stock 54 Chevy grille with extra 54 Chevy teeth added. It could have been a Corvette grille, and you would have needed two of them to fill the grille cavity, so I doubt it was Corvette. I'll still go with the stock grille with extra teeth. Go to ebay and search for "54 Chevy Grille teeth" and you will see what I mean.
I suspect Hank Rogers in the 27, Venezia car at Flemington, and is that henry Banks in the 10???
P F Flyer FE power
Plymouth Floating Power
Provost & Powers
Reinford Bros The Moose
Jim Nicoll drove the Weinerschnitzel
Kent Fuller chassis
Marvin Schwartz in staging lines at Dallas
and.....she has the turkey in the oven!
is that kid in the center doin a selfie?
It looks like Banks to me too. The #10 Mazzy was Vuky's rookie ride in 1950 and Bank's teammate.
More like a photobomb.
I don't know but I'd sure like to see a closer shot of the induction, especially that blower drive/pulley diameter!
And that's Joe Petrali in the front leaning with his hand on the tire. Petrali seems to have been in charge of the IRC group (Indianapolis Race Cars) that entered two Maseratis that year. The Vukovich car (with Banks in it) still has the Maserati engine which by this time was pretty outclassed. Two Maseratis made the field that year but had been converted to run Offenhausers. Joe Petrali may have been the crew chief that year. But he was better known as a motorcycle racer and he also ended being in charge of the Bonneville LSR runs when AAA/USAC was the sanctioning body. On top of that he was a personal friend of Howard Hughes and worked off and on for him for many years. Petrali was also involved with building the Spruce Goose and was actually on board as the flight engineer when the plane made its only short flight.
Take Santa out of the photo and it is VERY creepy....stranger danger....
That makes sense Rich.
Wondered why the blower was so hard to see, that photo just didn't add up.
BTW, the #10 in the photo was the ex-Wilbur Shaw 500 winning car. It's also the car he backed into the wall while leading in 1941. Notice how a new slightly different looking section has been added to the rear of the tail to replace the damage. I believe the tail was originally more rounded when the Maserati brothers built it. The headrest was also added when the Shaw damage was repaired which also changed the location of the refueling cap somewhat.
I've also wondered where it was that mechanics got their hands on metric wrenches and other tools in the 1930s and '40s to work on cars like this Maserati. I can remember having trouble finding them sometimes even in the 1970s. I'm guessing that metric tools pretty much had to be shipped to the States from Europe back then. And they must have cost a bundle.
Gotta believe that the big buck guys like Boyle, Keck and those who could afford to run the Euro cars had no problem ordering up a full set of tools also to be shipped along with the car.
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