Gary and Tony Bettenhausen 1986.
I found this photo and the photo of Leffler 44 (above) in one of my many photo boxes, but I don't remember taking them. Not sure who to credit them to.
Took these of Christian Fittipaldi at the Firebird test track in Arizona. I used to live about 5 miles away in Chandler, AZ.
I would go out there every Saturday and Sunday mornings, in the winter time, to watch testing of the new cars.
Its 1981, but great pic! I like the Pepsi Challenger Eagle helmet that he has! Very cool. He drove one of the coolest cars of 1981!Originally Posted by Ovalmeister
Any guesses? I remember this car, just wondering if anyone else does.
Originally Posted by chaparral 2k
Sorry about that, I must have mislabeled the back of the photo. Thanks for the correction and I loved that car (and helmet) also!
Originally Posted by mlv
I love this shot, wish I could get a huge poster of it for the garage!
More from Wayne Doebling. George Snider, no date stamp.
Lee Roy Yarbrough, 1970.
A.J., no date stamp...
Date stamp says 1969...
Absolutely wonderful pic!Originally Posted by indybigjohn
His future sucked, but at this point in his life he was one of those great racers.
Got some more b/w stuff from Wayne, including some headshots. Soon as I can get them scanned.
Originally Posted by indybigjohn
B&W is good, sometimes great!
That would be from 1976.Originally Posted by indybigjohn
For a few years there he was running NASCAR, Indy, and Can Am. Probably some other races I don't know about. Not too many drivers today would do that.Originally Posted by Neshaminy
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."-Kang
"If you listen to fools....The Maaahhhhb Ruuuules....."-Ronnie James Dio
[QUOTE=Ovalmeister]Any guesses? I remember this car, just wondering if anyone else does.
Wow - who owned this 81 Eagle in 1984? IIRC only Dale Coyne had an older Eagle in 1984 but it was 82 car, #45 and was painted green&white. Extremly rare image.
Did he have that helmet in NASCAR or was it a ChampCar special? Inspired by Lone Star JR?Originally Posted by Sea Fury
"An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996
Sorry to keep repeating myself, but thanks to John, David and everybody for this privilege of seeing your work.
RayC, thanks for the story about the Ligier.
Originally Posted by ensign14
It looks more like the confederate flag?
[QUOTE=mlv]Originally Posted by Ovalmeister
Nope, not a Coyne car.
Originally Posted by Neshaminy
I agree, I love black and white photos. Sometimes they just seem so much more detailed and crisp.
Gary B., 1975
Yes, that's what I mean. JR had the Texan flag on his helmet, so LeeRoy the Confed?Originally Posted by Ovalmeister
Curiosity here...Originally Posted by Ovalmeister
It is my understanding that USAC changed their rules regarding roll bar bracing after Art Pollard's fatal crash. After that, you couldn't run bracing from the roll bar to the engine. The bracing had to run somewhere else because it would be useless if the engine broke away from the tub. Assuming this to be the case, I'm a little surprised that the roll bar bracing on the Thermo King car had not been changed before 1975.
Anybody have any information about this?
Thanks, Calhoun. I'll write that on the back of the pic. Hope to scan some more photos tonight. I have no idea who some of them are, but I know the guys on this forum can help.
Well if the floor is open to b&w, here are some from Pole Day 1973:Originally Posted by Neshaminy
[QUOTE=Ovalmeister]IIRC - Wasn`t it the HBK Racing (ex Bigelow) car Kenny Acheson refused to drive at Indy???Originally Posted by mlv
Thanks for all the pictures, these are great...
.....and he wore glasses!Originally Posted by MichaelP