On Carb Day at Indianapolis there was a wonderful parade of antique vintage racing cars all of which were connected to the Speedway in years past. These pampered machines, all of which were running and in fit trim to go racing under historic conditions, are the pride and joy of their dedicated owners.
They were selected from invitations sent out by the Hall of Fame Museum to collectors across the country. Each car has a history which needs to be encapsulated into text but that remains a task for another day.
For those who saw these cars at Indy this year and for others who may be interested, here are the vintage Indy cars that were presented this year:
<pre> Year Name Owner/Custodian Home 1955 John Zink Special IMS/Bill Spoerle Speedway, IN 1962 Harvey Aluminum Special IMS/Bill Spoerle Speedway, IN 1930 Duesenberg #66 Chuck Davis Marco Is.,FL 1931 Martz Special #29 Michael Bauman Olney, IL 1932 Miller Lion Head Special #5 John(Bud)Styles Gainesville, FL 1935 Miller Ford #42 Eddie Evans Bedford, IN 1934 Burd Piston Ring Special #1 Tom Malloy Villa Park, CA 1948 Don Lee Special #35 Tom Malloy Villa Park, CA 1935 Miller Ford #35 Tom Malloy Villa Park, CA 1938 Sparks Thorne "Little 6"#10 Joseph Freeman Boston, MA 1946 Norm Olson Special #77 Dick Greene Stuart, FL 1946 Hahn Offy #1 Buzz Hahn Ft.Lauderdale, FL 1946 Jewell Special #74 Herb Lederer Riverside, IL 1947 Truchan-Shanebrook #2 Stephan Truchan Gary, IN 1948 Pat Clancy Special Six Wheeler #19 A.J.Watson Indianapolis, IN 1963 Watson Ford Roadster #95 A.J.Watson Indianapolis, IN 1950 Bowes Seal Fast Special #55 Eugene Erickson Monsey, NY 1951 Hinkle Special #5 Richard Dittman Northbrook, IL 1952 Federal Engineering Spl.#5 John Snowberger Sterling Hts., MI 1952 Kurtis 500-A Roadster #34 Dave White Fremont, OH 1953 Bardahl Special #15 Bill Akin Hermitage, TN 1960 Autolite Special #5 Bill Akin Hermitage, TN 1953 Kurtis 500-B #89 Jim Mann Elkhart, IN 1953 Travelon Trailer Spl. #23 Phil Parnagian Fresno, CA 1957 Ray Brady Special#43 Raymond Boissoneau Bedford, NH 1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G #43 Mark Bowles Hopewell, NJ 1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G #2 Keith Crain Detroit, MI 1959 Simoniz Special #16 Larry Pfitzenmaier Sonoita, AZ 1961 Chenoweth Chevy #82 Dave Schleppi Batavia, OH 1963 American Rubber & Plastics #73 Bob McConnell Urbana, OH 1964 Wally Weir's Mobilgas Spl.,#4 Bob McConnell Urbana, OH 1966 Racing Associates #39 Bob McConnell Urbana, OH 1964 MG Liquid Suspension Spl. #53 Richard Morrison Salina, KS 1966 Gerhardt Offy #56 Don Lyons Dowagiac, MI 1970 Lola T-154 John Darlington Carmel, IN
-Len in Indy