Its Hurtubise in pic #2
Its Hurtubise in pic #2
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
"...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
Thank you.Originally Posted by Niseguy
I see it now.
This babe sure likes this car!
I admired Tom Sneva, but this hat always seemed a bit gay...
Small garages back then...Chris Kneifel's car, note the old style jack and the jackstands used! Lee Kunzman(background) was the team manager.
Ignorant men marvel at extraordinary things. Intelligent men admire simple things.
Notice how the pace car is running completely to the inside of the track and basically alongside the front row. That's the way it was done for years. The pace car didn't run down the center of the track in front of the cars until the new pits were built for 1957. Also, there was only a single pace lap before the start in those days. The cars started their engines and took the green flag the first time by. That didn't change until 1957 either when a parade lap was added for the very first time.Originally Posted by cbreez99
IIRC, the reason was that until 1957/8 America didn't have a sedan that could keep up with the race cars!
"Doc, just set them fingers sose I can hold the wheel"
James Hurtubise, June, 1964
Little Al MIS 1983
Spike Gelhausen Indy 1982 (this was in my 1982 stack of pics but I do not remember the car so the year could be wrong)
Tom Sneva Indy 1980 in the much unloved Phoenix chassis which was later crashed
Not a car, but Eddie Cheever at Indy in 1993 while he was struggling to get his cars up to speed.
Rain prevented Derek Daly from qualifying Herm Johnson's back up in 1986.
Ed Pimm consults with his better half to try to find speed late in the afternoon on Bump Day 1987. Pimm would make the race in the final minutes of quals.
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The Ayn Rand of Indycar
No one had to badge the Offy.
Who said Derek Daly????
Tom Sneva beats Mario out and comes close to a CART official...if he hit him he would have received extra points!
Ed's better half is quite an accomplished person in her own right, as a children's author including an auto racing book for kids.Ed Pimm consults with his better half to try to find speed late in the afternoon on Bump Day 1987.
She looks a little different these daysOriginally Posted by Kevracer
Thanks for the link
I snapped this at Michigan in 1981. Not Indy Cars but I thought it was interesting. At the time, 4 future Indy Car drivers: Hickman, Halsmer, Unser and Andretti. During the Super Vee undercard to the Indy Car race.
Snapped this one of Jim Hickman in 1982.
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Found another Jim Hickman shot.
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Bob Lazier and Tony Bettenhausen Michigan 1981.
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George Snider in the Gordon Smiley backup car, after Gordon had been killed in 1982.
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Vern Schuppan 1982 practice.
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Greg Leffler 1982.
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Great shots, mister Meister!
Originally Posted by ZOOOM
Have a very blessed day!
Bobby Rahal 1983 MIS
Roger Mears 1983 MIS
Emerson Fittipaldi 1987 Mid Ohio
reading his eyes... I think he is about to turn left...
Awesome pictures! I remember alot of those cars,THANKS!
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
Ran across a few more and scanned them.
Al Unser and Gordon Johncock, Michigan 1981. (I think it was 1981).
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Johnny Rutherford 1980.
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