Monday, April 18, 2016

cool little tug tractor and the 1953 Indianapolis 500 2nd place finisher


https://www.facebook.com/Alte-Bilder-aus-vergangenen-Tagen-f%C3%BCr-Autofans-1476668465925600/?fref=photo


Perfectly restored to its bright yellow 1955 racing configuration, the Andy Granatelli Kurtis Indy roadster


The #22 D-A Lubricant Special as it ran in the 1955 Indianapolis 500, Cal Niday driving.


With Oakland, CA, driver Freddie Agabashian aboard, the Granatelli Kurtis roadster ran as #59 Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin Special in the 1953 Indianapolis 500, officially finishing 2nd.

http://www.brucehotchkiss.net/2010_12_01_archive.html

4 comments:

  1. Agabashian qualified second in 1953 and finished fourth.

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    1. well, I only cited the info from the source I link to. I wish I had the time to fact check and verify stuff, but I seriously don't. Can you tell me what source I should look at to verify what his finish was?

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  2. champcarstats.com has the AAA results

    Don't feel bad, car owner Granatelli long claimed the car finished second, but it was officially fourth.

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    1. thanks! There must have been some issue that had different people claiming different things, not unlike religion

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