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Here are some pictures from the 500 Festival that I have found here :
http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.e...llection/Indy500Fest







 
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I love seeing our car in color with little hoss aboard!


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Fantastic.. You just can't beat Kodachrome film. what vivid color

Thanks..


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Nice!
 
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Did you guys notice the white letters on the tires as well? On a side note, has the repro festival decal ever been corrected yet not to mention the correct size?
 
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The Factory reps definitely colored their logos on the tires.. I'm doing that to my Festival car when its finished I think


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Dark blue on the door decals too!


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Wow!!! Funny little story here!!

Some of you guys may remember when I scored some of these very same photos from the old Festival Committee Office Secretary...... I remember her telling me that some of the photos that she was looking for had been misplaced but she was pretty sure all the photos from 67 that showed the Pace Car had been found......however, I should check back with her in a month or 2.... she thought there was one that was damaged that may of been of one of the drivers......

Welllllllll....... some 9 years later..... that photo I never followed up on has to be of car #111 with that driver she couldn't think of his name....Ole AJ lol!
 
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Very nice color photos. I also noted it appears that the car with Mario has some heavy white overspray in the wheel well. Might just be a photo blemish?
 
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Firstly awesome find. The information and details in these photos is amazing. first

Pat the car Mario is in is thought to be 117 which we think is my car. Whilst I am only looking at this post on a mobile device I believe I can see a few things about the car.
1 It does appear possible white overspray is in the inner fender? Is there also something attached over the rear lower part of the wheel well moulding?
2 I think I see the top part of a pair of crutches sitting in the passengers seat.
3 It's hard to tell if it's a reflection in the passengers front vent window , but it might be a few thick cables running beside the drivers side rear door trim??

One thing I have noticed is the car AJ & Mario are in both do not have the festival decals. It looks like both are trail wring the vintage cars behind. I also notice both have no top covers fitted where as the festival decal cars all have their top boots on. We know it rained during the parade so is it possible these pics were taken at different times ? And for that matter were they taken at different locations?

I look forward to checking these out further on a PC.

Once again very nice find.
 
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Marios little daughter looks to have braces on her legs...


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Not to hijack this thread- but which cars received the festival decals? I thought that the parade cars had them but from the pictures I maybe wrong. Forgot to add thanks for posting pacecal.
 
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The actual 43 +-odd cars that went directly to The Festival Committee got the decals. I am reasonably sure the members of the FC are the ones that put the decals on. The other O-1 Zone delivered " Festival " cars like the track designated cars and the cars that trailered floats and race cars in the parade did not.


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The 43 Committee cars got the decals.
 
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The speedway group of cars did not receive festival decals.

I also believe they received a different license plate other than the Festival plate.

Tom M I thought perhaps the young girl had something going on with the legs. Mario had previously advised it was not his daughter.
 
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Yes.. I remember Indiana has a crippled child program going? I forget what they called it


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Earliest evidence I can find of the special "Civic Event" license plates was in '76, they didn't do that yet in '67. My car had one of those pad printed "OFFICIAL CAR" numbered plates (#52) on the front when I got it. Didn't use those yet in '67 either. Terry Gunter at the museum thought they used those sometime in the early '70's, probably until they started getting the Indiana BMV to make the numbered plates.


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This was on my car:


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These don't have the festival decal and have regular Marion County Indiana plates.


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You would not see actors with their holsters and guns today in the picture with Michael Landon. I was looking at the festival program guide and there is a add for Happy Handicapers by Eli Lilly Co . There are several positions in the parade that the girl with Mario could be with.Some are Mizpath Shrine ,Persian Temple. There is a Handicapper commitee on pg 17.

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No kidding


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Pat ,

I blew up the photo of the passengers side rear wheel well on the car Mario Andretti was in.

It appears the area has been cleaned up which is what appears to be the fresh white ?

Is there also something bolted into the wheel well running parallel to the wheel well molding? Might be attached in two locations there also?

 
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Mike Lakin ,

They also used these for the 500 Festival cars.

This was one I brought from Jim Hairston one time at Carlisle and from memory these may have been used after our cars , so if that's the case what did they use and how come we don't see any pics of them?

We know the ones Tony had reproduced were on the front of the speedway cars from memory?

 
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Well is seems many may not even have a front plate bracket. As for the rear I believe only the actual pace cars didn't have normal Indiana plate in the rear (USA, same as front). As I had said, according to Terry Gunter who is/was the Museum curator they only started putting numbered plates on them sometime in the early/mid '70's. In '67 I guess they just got the vent-window/upper-door and rear-view mirror number stickers to identify them.
Number #92 had the "SEE AMERICA'S FIRST" USA plate, a (very?)few had Tony's repop Tonowanda plate, and some/many didn't have any front plate mount.
Oh, after seeing an article in todays STAR, as for the girl in Mario's car, I believe the organization associated with the 500 and Festival events is the MARCH OF DIMES.

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The real #52 doesn't even have a plate bracket.


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