Thursday, July 24, 2008

Indy car

I wish that with yesterday's photo, I could also have posted the sound that we were hearing as we walked down those steps...because this car was running and boy, doesn't it sound good! So powerful that you can feel the rumble in your chest. Pretty incredible for a 4-cylinder! Here are the specs from the placard in front of the car:
1961 Ewing
Model: Dean Van Lines Special
Body Style: Indy Roadster
Chassis & Body by: Wayne Ewing working for A.J. Watson of Indianapolis, Indiana
Engine: 255 cid Offenhauser dual overhead cam inline 4 - 400 hp

"This car was built in late 1959 and raced in the Indianapolis 500 in 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1963, qualifying for the pole position in both '60 & '61. Qualifying speed in 1960 was a track record of 146.521 mph. Its best finish was 2nd place in 1961 with Eddie Sachs coming in 8 seconds behind A.J. Foyt. The car is restored to that 1961 configuration."
They still take it to the track to run during antique shows. Wouldn't that be something to see?!

1 comment:

Bergson said...

i like the old car