Nice crowd for time trials...wouldn't you say?
Look close for Johnny Lightning...
Just because I like it...
150...I think you were standing behind me....
"Doc, just set them fingers sose I can hold the wheel"
James Hurtubise, June, 1964
This is a great thread. Thanks for the hours of entertainment. I thought I'd contribute.
A.J., 1988 Pocono - sorry it's chopped. I was 18 with a cheap camera.
Scott Brayton, 1988 Pocono
Gordon Johncock, 1988 Pocono
Originally Posted by Saw150
Tickles my fancy.
Anyone care to elaborate?
Excellent pics! More 1988 pocono please
Al Unser Sr., 1988 Pocono
Teo Fabi, 1988 March/Porsche at Pocono
Cars lined up to qualify at Pocono in 1988. Crowd for qualifying looks pretty good from a distance - by today's standards anyway.
John Andretti and Michael Andretti
Rich Vogler going out to qualify
Originally Posted by Saw150
Who? What? Where? -- it looks like Jim Clark's helmet but....
Was 1988 the year one of the Andrettis took a lick on Poconos main straight
with just a handful of laps left?
I think I was at Pocono in '88
I have some photos my dad took at Trenton. I think there are a couple of years represented. If anyone wants to add specifics or correct any of my educated guesses, feel free.
This one looks like the car Rick Mears drove at Indy in 1977. The helmet is different than the one in the Carl Hungness yearbook.
John Andretti crashed on the pit lane in 1988 and broke the car in half. Somehow, the TV broadcast only had still photos of the crash. I only made it there for qualifying that year so I did not see the crash live.
Tom Sneva - I'm thinking 1977. If so, it would have to be the spring race because the fall race was cancelled that year.
1977 Roger McCluskey
I know several drivers drove this car but this photo looks like it was taken at Phoenix. And it looks like George Snider in the car. There were a couple of drivers with roughly the same helmet paint job back then but Snider gave the car a good run at Phoenix in 1970 and he definitely wore a helmet like that for awhile. Maybe someone else here knows more about this? Axe....???Originally Posted by helioseism
BTW, the Quinn Epperly built Maxson roadster just may have been the best thought out and designed roadster ever built. And the craftsmanship was second to none. The car just came along too late as the rear engined cars were impossible to beat by 1969. In the middle 1960s (when the car was reportedly first laid out on paper.....then couldn't find funding) it might have been a front runner.
'helioseism, 'To save all the hassle, George "Ziggy" Snider in the Maxson owned, Epperly chassis with a turbo-charged Offy at Phoenix, March 28th, 1970.............................................. .................................................. ..