Category archives for: Racing History

Harkey’s Lifetime Of Colorful Adventures

Bob Harkey awaits the start of the 1973 Indianapolis 500 with his blown engine. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

Six-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bob Harkey has accumulated a lifetime of colorful adventures and 83 years of unforgettable tales to document them.

PHOTOS: 1967 Indianapolis 500

Mario Andretti (1), Dan Gurney (74) and Gordon Johncock made up the front row for the 1967 Indianapolis 500. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out photos taken by our own Chris Economaki from the 1967 Indianapolis 500 held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Foyt’s Famous Hut Hundred Victory

A.J. Foyt in 1961 (IMS Archives Photo)

From his native Texas to Daytona, Indianapolis and Le Mans, A.J. Foyt won hundreds of races during his career, but one of his most famous came in the 10th annual Hut Hundred midget race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Gurney & The Eagle’s Historic Victory

Dan Gurney on his way to winning the 1967 Belgium Grand Prix in his Eagle chassis. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

In a career filled with diverse and remarkable achievements, Dan Gurney’s most significant victory was winning the 1967 Belgium Grand Prix in an Indy car-based Eagle of his own design and construction.

PHOTOS: 1968 National 500 At Charlotte

The field prepares to go racing prior to the start of the 1968 National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out photos taken by our own Chris Economaki from the 1968 NASCAR National 500 held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Turner & Weatherly’s Legendary Antics

Joey Weatherly and Curtis Turner. (ISC Images & Archives Photo)

Off the track, Turner made and lost millions of dollars in timber, sawmills, real estate and various businesses, including promoting race tracks in Roanoke, Va., and Shelby, N.C.

PHOTOS: USAC At Trenton In 1968

Action from a USAC event held at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway in September 1968. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out this rare collection of photos taken by SPEED SPORT founder Chris Economaki during a USAC event held at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway in September 1968.

Vollstedt & Clark’s Riverside Adventure

Jim Clark at the wheel of Rolla Vollstedt's Bryant Special in Riverside, Calif. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

Many consider Jim Clark the best to ever climbed into a race car. The 1965 Indian­apolis 500 winner and two-time Formula One world champion was respected by his peers on both sides of the Atlantic, by the fans and by the media.

George Amick’s Tragic Daytona Race

George Amick at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

During a nickname-prone era, journalists tagged him “Little” George Amick. Though diminutive in stature, he loomed large in bravery, resolve and talent. Attributes he emphatically displayed during his tragically brief career.

Jones Showed Turbine Potential In 1967

Parnelli Jones leads the 1967 Indianapolis 500. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

When Parnelli Jones rolled to the line for the 1967 Indianapolis 500, he was in the worst qualifying position of his seven-year Indianapolis career.

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