racer and driver

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17 Nov 2005 22:31 #3978 by balinwire
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Pete DePaolo won the 1925 Indy 500 piloting a single seat Fred and August Duesenberg <forth man from left> racer at the record speed of 101.13 mph making him the first man to average 100mph for 500 miles at Indy.

The record stood for seven years, and I think the track was still paved in brick back then!

When men were made of steel and cars were made of wood.

Check out the disks and knockoffs covering the rear wires and the large rotor turbo, what a huge engine on the stripped chassis. And safety equipment, what was that, a felt cap!


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22 Nov 2005 18:59 #4014 by balinwire
balinwire replied the topic: 1913 Racing Machine
Put yourself back in time, almost a hundred years, to the dirt track where the upstart was Duesenberg driven by Eddie Rickenbacker. The team took tenth place in the 1914 Indianapolis "500". Eddie is theman on the left walking toward the cars.

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22 Nov 2005 19:17 #4015 by balinwire
balinwire replied the topic: First place in 1924-25-27
Duesenbergs took first place in 1924, 1925, and 1927. This is a picture of Bill Spence (driver) in his 1929 Duesenberg Special. No front brakes yet.

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