The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Gordon Reid in Bill Johnson's 12 port Chevy, Indy 51.
Van Johnson, Reading 59.
Bobby Grim in the Ruiz 23 at Sacto 1958, his first Champ car start.
And everyone seems to forget that A.J. Watson was the mechanic on this car. He was between his Zink and Wilke jobs at the time and filled in for Ruiz at a couple of races.
I have the Dixon car as # 97 in 1963, #36 in '64, #32 in '65, #18 in '66/'67 and #66 in '68. #36 in '65 was a "Magnuson Special", that later ran as #67 in '67/'68, driver Tom Campbell. Pretty sure it was a Hoosier car.
That is, of course, if it's not a 1964 picture: the Leffler car had #25 since the early fifties, and the Wergland car was #14 since '63 - but I don't think it's the Dixon car, I'm sure I've seen a picture of it someplace (but danged if I remember!)
Sorry to hear this. R.I.P.
Bobby Marshman inside of Red Riegel Langhorne 61.
Out of the PNW Ernie Koch wheels Rolla Vollstedt's car at the Hoosier 100 62.
Duke Nalon in the Marks Spl. Indy 1940.
Indy 61, Jack Turner performs the first of his annual roll bar integrity tests.
Johnny Rutherford in Meskowski's car leads Carl Williams in the Stapp car, Terra Haute 65.
Looking closer at the Stapp car, There is something (?) that appears to be duct taped to the roll bar. No idea what it could be though. Also looks like the LR tire is about to come apart.
Ted Horn Richmond 1947.
That may be a Dick Wallen Camera.
My thoughts, too.
A note from Larry Pfitzenmaier down in Sonoita, AZ:
With reference to the device attached to the left side of the #4 Stapp car roll bar: From Wallen’s “Roar From The Sixties”, page 46: “Carl Williams carries movie camera on left side roll bar.”
"The Stapp #4 is now on display at the Arizona Open Wheel Museum."
Last time I saw the Schmidt Spl:
Texas World Speedway - College Station - Historic Champ/Indycar Nov 9, 2009
Rodger Ward 1959.
Gene Hartley, Indy 52, in what looks to be a newly minted KK4000 Mel-Rae Spl.
Carl Williams, 1966 Hoosier 100.
When that tire went, I wonder if it took the camera with it?
Joe Sostilio puts the Walsh entry on the pole at Langhorne in 1954
I will ask the "Bopper" the next time that I see him.
60 years and 3 days ago the newly formed United States Auto Club sanctioned its first race, a indoor midget race at Ft. Wayne Ind. won by Gene Hartley.
The rise and fall of USAC has been well documented but from these humble beginnings USAC went on to become the be-all-end-all of open wheel racing over the next 25 years or so.
Tommy H. and Don Branson duel at Terra Haute 1959.
Joe Leonard, Springfield 1966.
Manny Ayulo and the Pete Schmidt stable, Indy 54.
The winning car was the Ray Bolander Offy. Ray was a friend of mine here in Fortville Indiana.
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