Side-by-side action going into Turn 1
Side-by-side action going into Turn 1
My guess is Mike Mosley. The car is obvious - the Sugaripe Prune Special
Just a cool photo. Is RC Cola even around anymore?
Tom Sneva again
I believe that this car was Mark Donohue's last ride at the 500. Bill Simpson bought it and raced it. It was then sold to Art Sugai, who owned a Chinese restaurant in Ontario, Oregon, as I understand. Sugai fielded supers in the northwest over the years and the cars were known as The Pink Lady.Originally Posted by Northeasterner
Today this car has been restored to how it looked in '73 when owned by Penske and driven by Donohue. The folks that currently own the car had it on display at the International Motor Racing Research Center in the Village of Watkins Glen in 2007. They did a presentation on the car when they came to take it back to Wisconsin. The MP3 from the presentation is here. "Mark Donohue's Eagle in the Spotlight March 31, 2007"
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Thanks. This place is an amazing wealth of information.
Thats the one I was thinking ofOriginally Posted by Northeasterner
It was was just a few laps left
We were on our way to the car to try and beat some of the traffic
I remember hearing aboout it on the PA system at the track
Thanks for posting more pictures Northeasterner. They are appreciated.
Rutherford's McLaren restoration - work in progress
"You people worry too much. Strive for change. Root for your favorites. Enjoy the racing. Drop the flag." rev-ed, 3/04
I have no record of Sugai's #90 (7225) at Trenton in 1977. The rear hand-formed aluminum fairings didn't appear until late in 1977 from what I've been able to see, and that paint scheme did not come-to-be until Indy that year.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.
I'm thinking this could be 1978, but again, there is nothing I've seen of this car showing up that year, with the notable exception of it being Sugai's backup car at Indianapolis to the Sugai Fox...
...and the white helmet is a mystery, unless this is from Michigan/Phoenix in late 1977 with Bubby Jones?
Jacques N. Dresang
1972 Eagle #7225 - Mark Donohue, Gary Bettenhausen, Bill Simpson, Rick Mears, Steve Krisiloff, Bubby Jones
1981 Eagle #8101 - Chip Mead, Al Unser, Sr., Spike Gelhausen, Chris Kneifel, Jacques Villeneuve (Sr.), Bob Ward
Lone Star JR at Milwaukee in '74
"Doc, just set them fingers sose I can hold the wheel"
James Hurtubise, June, 1964
Happy to do it. I may have some from '85, too. I'll need to look around.Originally Posted by SteveK51
Thanks for the info. To the best of my knowledge, it is from Trenton. The back of the retaining wall looks like Trenton. My dad gave me the photos and has never been to Michigan or Phoenix. But that does not mean that this particular picture was not given to him by one of his friends who may have been to one of those other tracks. Sorry if I was in error with the ID.Originally Posted by Gokart Mozart
Great article on your site about this car. My dad was a huge Donohue fan.
The only other thing I can think of is that even though the Fall 1977 race at Trenton was cancelled by rain, I wonder if practice was held before the rains came and that is when this photo was taken.
Here are some pics I took in Vegas of 2000.
"All the armchair crewchiefs can suck it." - fastmaster26
Lazier pit stop:
Me being sneaky:
no explanation necessary:
.....'Excellent job, RacingPortaJohn, 'for that shot of Linda. But, as far as the shot of the Lazier pit,.....'I don't see Kara???
OK.... What is this?
Novi clone w/Centrifugal Supercharger?Originally Posted by ZOOOM
Thanks everyone for the info on the Maxson Epperly-Offy. That's a new one for me.
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Oh, that picture....
Its a scale model hand built, scratch built Novi engine that Ron Colonna is making. By the time he gets through with it, it'al RUN!
Ron is AMAZING. He has an OFFY that runs and sounds just like the real thing.
Check this out!
Unless you want to see out of focus pictures of tire or equipment carts that rolled by right when I hit the shutter, or shots of tips of noses or rear wings because wasn't on time when the car zoomed by...I'm all out of good pictures.Originally Posted by ZOOOM
The Ayn Rand of Indycar
No one had to badge the Offy.
You know, I thought something was funny about that. But, it wasn't the hardware as such. The grain of the rug seemed out of place with respect to the size of the engine.Originally Posted by ZOOOM