Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Dropping Names LCP Style

In the early 50's the list of who's who of drivers that took part in La Carrera Panamericana was not to be sneezed at and if there was one team that had a list that stood out more than others with out a doubt it was Lincoln. A very good site that has a lot of great information on the Lincolns that competed in La Carrera Panamericana check out our friends over at THE ROAD RACE LINCOLN REGISTER.

I'm very excited to post these never before seen slides.

1953 LCP Lincoln Team

Jack McGrath

Bill Vukovich

Frank J Ruppert with the original 1st place trophy

Trivia about them;

Troy Ruttman; Youngest driver to ever win Indy.

Bill Vukovich; Died in crash at Indy. Remains the only driver ever to lead the most laps at Indy for three consecutive years.

Jack McGrath; The helmet McGrath wore during the 1953 Indy 500 is for sale on EBay for $15,000.00 CLICK HERE

<a href="">Bill Vukovich</a>

In the mean time watch this very interesting video that highlights four Indianapolis drivers that drove for Lincoln in the eary LCP races. They are Troy Ruttman, Bill Vukovich, and Jack McGrath. Each of these drivers drove for my very dear friend Frank Ruppert.

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