Monday, 21 November 2016

Turtle Drilling Special

This car competed in the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association's Pre '65 Grand Prix Car Race at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992.
It was driven in the race by Valentine Lindsay and it's the 1960 Meskowski Schmidt Offenhauser Special in the #23 'Turtle Drilling Special' livery in which it failed to qualify for the 1962 Indianapolis 500 Mile race in the hands of Leon Clum. Originally built by Wally Meskowski for Peter Schmidt for the 1960 Indianapolis race, it was driven as #44 by Bob Veith and finished in eighth place. By 1998 it had returned to the USA and was repainted in its 1960 livery.

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