PRI 2015: Part 4


Here’s a 1966 Dean Van Lines Lotus 38 Ford raced in the 1966 Indy 500 by none other than Mario Andretti!

Here’s a 1914 Sunbeam, which was driven by Harry Grant in the 1914 and 1915 Indy 500s—keep in mind this was during World War I! Grant started 26th and finished 7th in 1914, and DNF’d in 1915. In 1914 he had a qualifying speed of 86.46 MPH, and then 89.29 MPH the following year.
This Texaco Star March 84C/Cosworth Indycar was the first racecar to qualify at over 210 MPH, and it was driven by Tom Snueva. History says that Roger Penske fired Snueva in 1978, even though Snueva won back-to-back USAC championships. So, in sweet revenge, he beat out Al Unser, Sr., and his son Al Unser, Jr., in a late-race sprint to take the 1983 Indy 500 crown in this car.

Check out that turbine wheel tucked inside Snueva’s March 84C/Cosworth Indycar.

Those mid-80’s Indycars sure look different to the ones from today. Check out the aerodynamics of Scott Dixon’s #9 Chip Ganassi Racing car.

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