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11-02-11, 10:59 PM
OK, my brain is fried

Who was the chief mechanic on Lindsey Hopkins 1968 G C Murphy Special driven by Rodger McCluskey>

Mike Devin? (too young)
Phil Casey? (VPJ?)
Cliff Halverson (ex AAR)

anybody know? it's bugging the hell out of me


11-02-11, 11:17 PM
Jack Beckley?


11-03-11, 06:54 PM
Found this in a racing database;

#8 Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy Spl. Lindsey Hopkins Jack Beckley Goodyear
This is another team that will support Dan Gurney’s AAR effort as they had 1966, 1967 Eagle models and at Indy a 1968 Eagle with Turbo Offy. They also had another 1951 Kuzma Dirt Offy for the Dirt tracks and were expected to compete for the National Title.

Looked at a picture of the car in one of my books, pulled out a magnifying glass to read the names on the side but only the driver and owner were on it far as I could tell. (got lost looking through the book, great era for beautiful cars)

11-07-11, 11:55 AM

07-09-12, 08:21 PM
Came back to this thread after I took a closer look at a picture my dad got for me when I was a little kid. A local company sponsored an Indy Car, the Grancor-Elgin Piston & Pin Spcl. Qualified 2nd, finished 4th in '53 with Freddie Agabashian up. The picture is one of those 8x10 glossy posed portraits on the bricks near the s/f, with Fred in the car and 4 crew members standing behind. Any way to identify who they might be? One of them sure looks like a Granatelli. A younger, thinner Andy?

07-09-12, 08:50 PM
Dang! It WAS Granatelli, his entry. The car actually finished 2nd but Andy didn't want to "embarrass" the Speedway with controversy or protest! Ahhh, the good old days!

Don Quixote
07-09-12, 10:11 PM
Scan it and post it. :)

07-10-12, 11:05 AM
OK, gotta take a class 1st...or bribe my son with food. Stand by!:D