Shaw sprint car chassis - Bookshelf
After this the race was merely a procession for one of the cars dropped out and Shaw won about as he pleased. ... Eight drivers faced the starter in the ten miles for stripped stock chassis for the dealers' trophy and the always clever Lorr mer jumped his car into the lead immediately, ... when Rogers uncorked a wonderful finishing sprint and passed Shaw in a whirl of dust, carrying Glenwirth with him.
The straight-cut timing gears in the cam towers were noisy and its vibration would rattle small parts off the chassis. Despite all that, its power swept everything before it from Wilbur Shaw's day in the I930s to A.]. F0)-t's ... three children, and a career in Washington, I stumbled across a USAC sprint car race in Reading, Pennsylvania, felt the dirt in my face, smelled the castor oil, and was hooked once more.
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The fabulous history of Offenhauser, the most successful builder of Indy car racing engines from the mid-30s to the mid-70s. In the 1950 Indy 500, the first 30 cars were all powered by Offenhauser engines, and by 1954, every car that finished was powered by an Offy. The full history of how Harry Miller's shop foreman, Fred Offenhauser, refined the legendary Miller twin-cam four-cylinder race engines, and highlights of their unparalleled dominance in oval-track, sprint-car and Pike's Peak racing. Contains photographs of all the great Offenhauser-powered race cars.
Wallard was again the honored guest at a banquet given at Indianapolis by Wilbur Shaw and Tony Hulman. ... Billplaced seventhintheInternational MotorContest Association (IMCA) sprint car standings, also running a few ... 1952 there were media and public expressions that the Sweepstakes was getting stale, with near universal Offenhauser engines andmore manufactured chassis enteringtherace.
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The Newly Revised Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns tells the story of the Speedway’s deadly opening, its 1945 sale to Tony Hulman, the arrival of the legendary Novi, and its battle with the Blue Crown dynasty. The book recreates each race from 1946 through 1953, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend. The exciting post-war period showcased the talents of such legends as Ted Horn, Rex Mays, and Mauri Rose.