BIG wings are cool.
Keith Koether http://www.kkraceshots.com
Ex ARCA, ASA and local bullring crewdog. I remember when racing was really racing and the Talladega Express!!!
Is that Grant's mystery Eagle?
"Doc, just set them fingers sose I can hold the wheel"
James Hurtubise, June, 1964
Here it is without its clothes on:
There's no guages or readouts on the stearin wheel!
How could they DRIVE back then?
Here are a few of several hundred photos I have from 40+ years ago. These are three that I took myself during my first two years at Indy:
1967 Time Trials (#60, Mickey Shaw):
1967 Time Trials (#47, Norm Brown):
1966 Race, Gasoline Alley, actor Cesar Romero:
Coopert54, those eagles are beautiful. What a passion!
I am surprised to see that face protector from a sprint car on the steering wheel!
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Ignorant men marvel at extraordinary things. Intelligent men admire simple things.
It's for Bobby Unser. It's called an air bag.
Also in the '67 photo, check out the guys right foot on the left rear tire. Taking a nap? I remember as a kid looking at the pictures in the Clymer yearbooks of guys sleeping on pit wall and wondering why, and that didn't seem too comfortable. As an adult I now realize one of two things: they either worked all night on the car and are dead tired, or they spent all night at the The White Front and are hungover.
I'll see YOU at the races!
PARNELLI AND AJ....................1967
Photos I took at the 1988 Quaker State 500 at Pocono. I added the names from my hazy memory. Feel free to make any corrections to the driver/car combos
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
From the Department Of Didnt This Guy Ever Throw Anything Away?
No I didnt ever throw anything away. These pics were all cut out of various magazines and calendars back in the 1980s
Lone Star JR - Im pretty sure this was the cover of a calendar. Year unknown. 1978? 1979?
From an old Indy Car Scene magazine. I think that was the name of the mag. This is from 1983 or '84
3 pics from the same article
Old Budweiser ad from 1984-ish
No idea who this is. No idea of the year. No idea what magazine it came out of. I think its @ Indy
Heavy lumber at IMS
The Blue/White version is how it looked at Indy
The blue/yellow car is a Wildcat mk9 and the caption says it was taken at Atlanta
I have no idea how accurate any of this is, thats just what the article sez
Forgot to post these last two yesterday. This is the cover off a Sports Illustrated from 1985
My sister used to work at the Trentionian newspaper She brought this home for me one time. I know theres at least one newpaper guy here. Maybe he can fill us in on how they used these pics and how they got them because I got no idea. Im sure theres never a hard copy of any pictures at a newspaper now
That would be Lee Kunzman, Indy 1979. The last time #89 has started a 500. Kunzman actually ran it as #21 during the CART races but had to switch to #89 at Indy. This was the year of the great CART/USAC brouhaha so several CART teams had to switch numbers because USAC guys had already claimed them. Patrick Racing, for example, had to run #3 and #6 for Johncock & Dallenbach respectively, rather than their usual #20 and #40.
Nice catch Shadow,
Didnt notice it before but it looks like his engine just puked
He lost the scavenger pump early on and was done before 20 laps were completed.