Jimmy Bryan is presented with a ceremonial Sterling Silver tea set after winning the 1956 Hoosier 100 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the #1 Dean Van Lines Special. Because, what ass-kicking, cigar-chomping racer doesn't want to have a proper tea right after a grueling 100 mile dirt track race in the middle of Summer? One from a pair of fantastic, recently acquired albums once belonging to important car owner Al Dean. #indianapolis#hoosier100#jimmybryan#vintageracing#champcar#champcars#hightea
Amazing find today ! Official photo of Jimmy Bryan, winner of the Indy 500 in 1958. The car is an Epperly-Offenhauser and is the same that won the Indy 500 the previous year with Sam Hanks. She is on display at IMS Hall of fame museum. At this time, the Indy 500 was in the formula 1 world championship. @indianapolismotorspeedway #jimmybryan#indy500#indianapolis500#1958#indywinner#formula1 Soon on our ebay store !
Monzanapolis⬇500 Miles of Monza For the race was only the Oval used & it took place in June 1957. Pat O'Connor started the preparations of the American drivers. He drove with a 5,5 liter V8 Chrysler-testvehicle for Firestone 226 miles with an average speed of 163,4mph. Its fastest lap he drove with an average speed of more than 170mph. Compared to fraud the average speed, o'Connor had for his pole position in Indianapolis of 144mph. According to the Indy500 were ten front-wheel drive racing cars of New York went by ship after Genoa transported from where they been brought by trucks to Monza. The drivers & mechanics followed by plane. The event threatened to get lost in sand because the f1 pilots refused to start. Their vehicles would be uncompetitive on the oval circuit with the bankings with the champ cars. In the other hand, had the champ cars on a streetcircuit no chance against the f1-vehicles. In addition, the driver worried because of the route. This was very uneven & in the curves it was dangerous when the vehicles by the centrifugal force in the direction of roadway pressed were. Also because of the high speeds, the most drivers boycotted the race. Only 3 Jaguar D-type of the Ecurie Ecosse took part. These won a weekend before the 24h of Le Mans. Tony Bettenhausens average speed for the pole position, he reached, was 177mph. The American vehicles had only 2gear, while the Jaguar with 4 speed transmission equipped were. the Jag drivers were able to this when flying start exploit and putting itself from the rear start places out to the top. From the first round they came with about 300 meters head start back. However, they held the lead not long & were overtaken by the American. But there was a prize money for the leading after the first round & this secured Jack Fairman. Jimmy Bryan took, with the victories in the first & second run and the 2nd place behind Troy Ruttman in the 3rd round, the overall victory. 📷by: Gary Mason, unknown #vintageracing
Monzanapolis 1958⬇ Race 3 Fangio appeared for the last run on the grid, but initially without a vehicle, so the audience thought he might take over the vehicle of another participant. Moss had a large bandage on his hand, but he pulled his helmet and his racing goggles and climbed into his car. Also Hawthorn climbed into his car and finally Fangio racing car was pushed into the starting lineup. The race lasted for him but not long. At the end of the first lap he dropped out because his fuel pump was broken. Rathmann again led from the first lap, with the two Jaguars behind him. Moss came away as the last from the start, as he could not turn into the first gear, and thus had to use a higher gear. But he drove a good race and always took longer. On lap 14 he overtook Hawthorn and was sixth on lap 20, he took fifth place from Crawford. Then he took a lap two seconds A. J. Foyt. On lap 29 Veith suddenly lost a wheel, the vehicle lurched, but came to a safe stop. This Moss was now in fourth place behind Rathmann, Bryan and Foyt. This time, Hawthorn had to contend with the exhaust gases of the Ferrari and pitted to hand over to Phil Hill. In the 41st lap Moss fell out, because in one of the steep curves unresponsive steering his Eldorado-Maserati. He touched the guardrail at the top of the road and then came at the lower end of the road unharmed to a halt. The order in the race was now Rathmann, Bryan, Hill and Crawford. Hill had Crawford overhauled in the 58th round. Rathman held his position until the finish. The three races were added. The clear winner of the race of Two Worlds 1958, Jim Rathman. #oldf1#f1#formulaone#vintageracing#racing#motorsport#rennlegenden#grandprix#monza#monza2worlds#ferrari#scuderiaferrari#indy500#monzanapolis#indycar#stirlingmoss#eldorado#maserati#jaguar#jaguardtype#jimmybryan#jimrathmann#bobveith#whenracingwasracing#oldracing#historicracing#ajfoyt#mikehawthorn#raycrawford
Monzanapolis 1958⬇Race 2 After the first run was a pause of 1 1/2 hours, the mechanics were able to make repairs on the vehicles. The starting order was the finish of the first race. Fangio could not take part in the second run and Maurice Trintignant was replaced by A. J. Foyt. Rathmann took equal in the first round lead ahead of Bryan, Musso, Moss and Veith and maintained this until the finish. The Ferrari of Harry Schell quickly fell out because of some mechanical defects. In the next rounds Veith, Moss, Ruttmann and Bryan exchanged constantly positions. On lap 19 Musso came again to the box because it took to create the exhaust gases. But this time he handed over to Phil Hill, whose Ferrari no longer went to the start of the first run in the second. Third-placed Moss came closer to Veith, while Bryan, the Ruttman followed, approached closer to Moss. It was a very close fight between these four riders from the 32th to the 56th round. On the long straights, the riders overtook each other out of the slipstream. From the 57th lap Moss' engine lost revolutions, because of a defect in one of the two magnets (the engine had two spark plugs per cylinder). He fell back to fifth place. As Ruttman crossed the finish line, pulling Fair Mans car a large plume of smoke behind him, as in the last round, a piston broke. Rathmann won before Veith, Bryan and Ruttmann. Moss was a lap behind. #motorsport#vintageracing#racing#oldf1#f1#formulaone#grandprix#monza#monza2worlds#ferrari#scuderiaferrari#indy500#monzanapolis#indycar#stirlingmoss#eldorado#maserati#jaguar#jaguardtype#jackfairman#dedion#carollshelby#harryschell#jimmybryan#jimrathmann#bobveith#whenracingwasracing#oldracing#historicracing#troyruttman
Monzanapolis 1958⬇Race 1 On race day, it was warm and sunny, but there was speculation about whether Juan Manuel Fangio can participate in the race or not. When the spark plugs were changed to his vehicle in the morning, the mechanics have found that a flask was broken. It was hoped, enough to move the starting long back, to install a new piston can. But despite a delay of 15 minutes could not be completed in time to repair. The vehicle was pushed in accordance with the rules of its starting position in the pit lane and the reigning Formula 1 World Champion could not participate in the race. When flying start Musso took advantage of his three-speed transmission and took the lead before Sachs, Bryan and Rathmann. He drove the first lap in 65 seconds. Sachs overtook Musso at the end of the second round, but Musso conquered with a lap time of 54.8 seconds, the lead in the third round back. In the fifth round resumed Sachs the lead and two laps later could also go by Bryan Musso. From the eleventh round at Rathmann was in the lead, which he maintained until the finish. Musso and Sachs continued to fight for second place until lap 20 a big hole in the crankcase of Sachs' engine appeared, created by a connecting rod ejected. Musso was but the second can not last long, because six laps later, he came to the pits, as he had to contend with the methanol fumes. Am car, the tires were changed and Hawthorn took the wheel. He returned in seventh place back in the race. At this time, Stirling Moss had come up to third place forward. At the end of the 53rd lap overtook Bob Veith Stirling Moss and shortly after Troy Ruttman could go by two, as they were stuck behind a to be lapped car. However, he had to return for refueling to the pits and dropped back to seventh. Jim Rathmann won the first race before Jimmy Bryan, Bob Veith, Stirling Moss, Jimmy Thomson and Mike Hawthorn.