This car is still in our family, and is currently in the Justice Brothers museum. Brothers in - law,. Dean Lowe , Mar 12, John says the car was most successful in NZ with the Holden engine fitted. Jun 27, Posts: That earned Oakes the Motor Trend Magazine Mechanic of the Year Award, and a ring from the Indy that he proudly wore to all the reunions that he attended with me over the years. Does anyone know if it still exists?
Indiana Memory: Danny Oakes and his Midget Racer at the
He tried again a year later in the Lindsay Hopkins roadster powered by a C. But I got my fair share of wins wherever I raced. Maybe is running with pack in Heaven. Still, the midget roadsters are among the most beautiful race cars ever created by Kurtis. They would talk about their lives, their loves, their wives, and they had no regrets.
He returned to the Indy in to be the crew chief for Troy Ruttman, and in for Johnny White. If interested in adding this to your page here, please let me know! Click here to read about Ray - the man.. Races for the little cars were held at the track from shortly after it opened in until Of course, In the early s, the offset configuration was adopted with great success at Indianapolis, and Kurtis is recognized today as the father of the Indy roadster.
From through the s, the Offenhauser engine dominated American open wheel racing , winning the Indianapolis 27 times. Norm Rogers in 7. Guys like him were cool! The little cars are vintage quarter midgets Drivers could spin the cars, regain direction and come roaring back. Operating out of his race shop located at 53rd and Figueroa in Los Angeles, which was formerly owned by another well-known race car fabricator, Curly Wetteroth, Lesovsky constructed the Balch car as one of a series of five nearly identical cars built during the spring and early summer of