Interesting looking wheels on the Dale Wood Mustang. They look like Cragar SS wheels from this angle.
Also interesting to see how flat the Penske Camaro sits through the corners compared to the Mustangs and Cougars which were much more softly sprung.
Thanks for the compliments, guys.
Close up of Horst Kwech in the Alfa GTA. He and John Pauly's Porsche had a hard fought duel for the win in the second half of the race.Photo by Jerry Melton
Horst Kwech's teammate Monty Winkler. This looks like it might be the car Kwech usually drives due to the kangaroo on the door.Photo by Jerry Melton
Bob Johnson has the throttle buried on his Mustang as he blasts down the main straight.Photo by Jerry Melton
Here's Jim Kaufman behind the wheel of Milt Minter's Mustang after relieving him for heat exhaustion.Photo by Jerry Melton
Dale Wood's Mustang did not make it to the finish.Photo by Jerry Melton
Fred Baker has John Pauly's white Porsche breathing down his neck. Pauly would go on to win the U-2 class.Photo by Jerry Melton
Freddy Van Beuren's Mustang ran well. Finished 8th overall.Photo by Jerry Melton
Tony Adamowicz finished 7th in U-2, 14th overall. The highest placing of the Ford Cortinas.Photo by Jerry Melton
Charlie Barnes was 8th in U-2, 16th overall.Photo by Jerry Melton
Craig Fisher's car did not finish the race but made it to lap 115 before the fuel system got clogged.Photo by Jerry Melton
Here's our race winner, Dan Gurney.Photo by Jerry Melton
Another shot of Dan with the trophy.Photo by Jerry Melton
Parnelli Jones, post race. Possibly signing an autograph.Photo by Jerry Melton
Gurney and Jones finished 1-2 in a dominating performance that had been expected in the first two races but never materialized.
Because of the grueling heat and the pressure from Parnelli, Gurney called this one of the most satisfying wins of his career.Photo by Jerry Melton