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Carl Gehlhausen mechanic Robert "Bob" Beckman has passed

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  • Carl Gehlhausen mechanic Robert "Bob" Beckman has passed

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    At a family gathering recently, he told me that one year at The 500, their garage was next to McLaren's. One day they noticed the McLaren team tossing what appeared to be good sets of brakes into a trash bin. Carl's team asked why they were tossing brakes in the trash. They were told McLaren policy is to throw away brakes after 500 miles. Carl's team convinced the McLaren team to hand them over instead of pitching them because 500 miles at Indy wouldn't use the brakes very much.

    Bob also had a love for the sound of the Offenhauser.

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    Thanks for sharing the nice story.

    RIP

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