The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Bobby Unser, Salem 1967.
Jim McElreath Du Quoin 1965.
Red Riegel-Jud Larson, Du Quoin 1965.
Rodger McCluskey, Bobby Unser bring the field down for the start- Terra Haute 66.
Troy Ruttman, Pete Clark, Robert Bowes with the "Baby Bowes" Indy 1950.
Gary Congdon #53, Dick Atkins Du Quoin 66.
Rootie, another thing that crossed my mind when looking at your picture of the Rounds car is the use of the de Dion tube rear suspension. Off the top of my mind I can only think of one other Indianapolis car (although I'm sure there were others) that used this layout. That would be the 1969 roadster that Quin Epperly built for Darwin Maxson; although he used coilovers. That car always looked like the ultimate roadster to me and I corresponded with George Benson a couple of times about it. However, he didn't think much of it after having tried to get it into the 500. I don't really know why but no else ever got much speed out of it at Indy either.
Veteran George Snider did manage to get a 7th place finish (after qualifying 12th) in the car at Phoenix in 1970 but that was about it.
great photo real old raceing, iam goimg sent these to my 15 year old grandson he racing a 360 car in ark
The Rounds car was pretty much a copy of the old German Auto Union type Ds of the late 30s and it looks like they didn't stray too much from their rear suspension design. They may have been better off with a conventional A- frame type IRS.
Salem 1952- Vuky in the Ruiz 42, Ruttman in the Aggie 98, Force in the Iddings 6, James in the Elkins 3, Nazaruk in the Elkins 73.
Herk and Marshman at Du Quoin 61.
Race car hauling early 30s style.
Mario and Arnie Knepper bring the field down for the start of a hundred lapper, IRP 65.
Bruce Jacobi on the gas attempting to qualify 'Basement Bessie' for the Hoosier 100 1961.
Len Sutton 1958.
Rootie, do you know how they got the cars on and off the trailer?
No I don't. About the only way I can see would be to take the wheels off the trailer.
Maybe the Padres floated it on.
Maybe 3 guys or so on each front wheel to lift it up and over the trailer wheel ?
Adding to your theme. Based on the year of the tow vehicle and the number on the Bowes I'm saying '46.
My buddy bought me these... in exchange im making a body.. They are for Ray Kuns styled sprint... and a set for a midget too.
Nice bucks toreadorxlt
They look very similar to the ones I made.
Do you know what they cost? I plan to offer mine for sale when the car is completed. Thanks
Mike Nazurak 74, Eddie Sachs Williams Grove circa 53.
Gordo at Winchester 1965, showing lotsa front stagger.
Eddie Sachs and Herk #5 Milwaukee 61.
what kind off Wheels are this in front ?
Ask Marty Strode he would know as he built the car
Wally Dallenbach fighting the good fight Milwaukee 1966.
McElreath 52, Rutherford-DuQuoin 65.
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