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BobPalma
01-18-2014, 01:54 PM
'Just returned from the annual winter Hoosier Auto Shop & Swap Meet indoor literature exchange at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Brickyard Crossing. 'Always a good place to spend money in January.

I was given this photo when I bought some other material from one of the vendors:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/500mysterydriverphoto_zps9735ca8f.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/500mysterydriverphoto_zps9735ca8f.jpg.html)

The photo is actually about half again as long as it appears; I cropped it in editing to hide the name on his shirt.

The first person to post his name and cite his loose relationship to Studebaker wins the photo!

Be careful: If you don't spell his name correctly, you don't win! ;) BP

wittsend
01-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Andy Granatelli (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FAndy_Granatelli&ei=GeLaUuysMZHzoASA44DwAw&usg=AFQjCNFgfeVBGaCC4gqyRF3COHS09IVVpA) Drove Avanti's at Bonneville.

Chris Pile
01-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Well, it's Rodger Ward, but I'll be danged if I know what his Studebaker connection is.

TDC71
01-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Andy was balding by then. Nasty comb over to boot.

SN-60
01-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Ward was given a new Studebaker Avanti after He won the '62 indy 500.

TDC71
01-18-2014, 02:27 PM
By 4 minutes you got to the finish ahead of me. Good call SN-60

SN-60
01-18-2014, 02:29 PM
By 4 minutes you got to the finish ahead of me. Good call SN-60

Thanks!, I've always been a fan of that guy.

BobPalma
01-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Ward was given a new Studebaker Avanti after He won the '62 indy 500.

OK on the Studebaker connection, Ed, but how do you spell Mr. Ward's first name? :confused: BP

SN-60
01-18-2014, 02:35 PM
OK on the Studebaker connection, Ed, but how do you spell Mr. Ward's first name? :confused: BP



Wow Bob......I really would spell it RODGER. Is that wrong in this case:confused:

BobPalma
01-18-2014, 02:51 PM
Wow Bob......I really would spell it RODGER. Is that wrong in this case:confused:

BINGO, Ed; you got it. :D

Do you want the photo?

If so, is your address still on Taunton St. in Lakeville, per the new, 2014 SDC Membership Roster?

:D BP

52 Ragtop
01-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Here's his obit.
Rodger Ward, 83; Oldest Living Winner of Indianapolis 500Obituaries
July 06, 2004 (http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jul/06)|Shav Glick | Times Staff Writer












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Rodger Ward, who was the oldest living winner of the Indianapolis 500 and one of its most revered champions, died Monday at a hospice in Anaheim at the age of 83, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced. The cause of death was not reported. Ward won the Indy 500 in 1959 and 1962 and during a six-year stretch starting in 1959 had the finest record of anyone in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history. After his victory in '59, he finished second in 1960, third in 1961, first in 1962, fourth in 1963 and second in 1964.
He won the U.S. Auto Club Indy car national championships in 1959 and 1962, the AAA (forerunner of the U.S. Auto Club) stock car crown in 1951, and 26 championship races, second only at the time to A.J. Foyt.

Jim

SN-60
01-18-2014, 02:57 PM
I'd really like to have that photo Bob,Thanks!...That's My correct address. And when We meet up, I'm still buying Your dinner for those '55 Speedster serials You obtained for the roster. (Hopefully, You'll like Wendy's);)

BobPalma
01-18-2014, 03:30 PM
I'd really like to have that photo Bob,Thanks!...That's My correct address. And when We meet up, I'm still buying Your dinner for those '55 Speedster serials You obtained for the roster. (Hopefully, You'll like Wendy's);)

OK, Ed; you got it.

We're about to get snowed in (again!) and the Post Office won't be open 'til Tuesday, so it will get there sooner or later.

Here's the full photo:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/500rodgerward_zpsf2db0ff3.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/500rodgerward_zpsf2db0ff3.jpg.html)

:D BP