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  • Chuck Hulse - RIP

    Chuck Hulse passed away Monday, July 13. Not a word has been posted here.

    https://speedsport.c...chuck-hulse-93/

    https://racer.com/20...died-at-age-93/

    https://sports.yahoo...-205531304.html
    "Versions of a story that are more tidy, compact, and camera-ready should generally be viewed as historically suspect." - Jackson Landers

  • #2
    Thanks for posting, RIP.
    “Church supper with grandma and granddad, lets go out and have ourselves the best time we ever had" - John Mellencamp

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    • #3
      Rest in Peace Racer!! Didn't Chuck's injuries open the way for Mario Andretti get the Dean Van Lines ride?
      Is it May yet?
      Take me back to a world gone away-James Pankow

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      • #4
        yes
        “Church supper with grandma and granddad, lets go out and have ourselves the best time we ever had" - John Mellencamp

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        • #5
          originally Brawner wanted Stan Bowman to fill the seat, but he was killed at Terra Haute when he broke a spindle. Enter Mario!
          "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
          body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
          "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
          >

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          • #6
            I didn't know that, I was told once that Roger turned down the ride? And who took over Sachs ride? The car numbers were pretty complicated at that time.

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            • #7
              JSJLW,
              who is roger?

              "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
              body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
              "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
              >

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Niseguy View Post
                JSJLW,
                who is roger?
                Probably The Captain. A lot of people tend to forget that Roger Penske was an excellent race driver in his early days. In the early '60's, his business interests and commitments made it impossible for him to continue racing.
                Tibi Fumus Obsidio Septum Doro

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                • #9
                  There is some indication Penske was discussed, but I've always wondered how seriously. By 1964 hadn't he curtailed some of his on track activity? And, Dean Van Lines was still running a dirt car. I can't imagine Roger would have been running the entire schedule.
                  "For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's future, and we are all mortal".

                  John Kennedy at American University 1963

                  "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

                  A. Lincoln

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JSJLW View Post
                    I didn't know that, I was told once that Roger turned down the ride? And who took over Sachs ride? The car numbers were pretty complicated at that time.
                    Hulse was brought in as Eddie's replacement in 1963. He started the 1964 for Dean Van Lines, but hurt his eyes in a sprint car accident at New Bremen prior to the 1964 500. They ended up missing that race. Brawner then used a couple of different drivers (including Chuck Stevenson) until Mario got the ride at Trenton in July.
                    Real drivers don't need fenders!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JSJLW View Post
                      I didn't know that, I was told once that Roger turned down the ride? And who took over Sachs ride? The car numbers were pretty complicated at that time.
                      Dick Sommers was Sachs' car owner for Indianapolis, and stayed involved with racing into the 1970s. It's difficult to find info on owners (entries are usually listed as car sponsor/special name), but I'm not certain Sommers ever "replaced" Sachs since they didn't compete in either of the two pre-Indy races, let alone any after. I'm not sure he had a car for the dirt races.

                      American Red Ball didn't return as a sponsor until the following year, on Lindsey Hopkins' car driven by Bud Tingelstad.
                      "Versions of a story that are more tidy, compact, and camera-ready should generally be viewed as historically suspect." - Jackson Landers

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                      • #12
                        Dick Sommers was one of 3 car owners, George Deebs, Bob Voight and Dick for 1963 with sachs driving. DVS Inc
                        In 1964 they bought the rear engine car for sachs and hurtubise moded the watson to his tastes. He would crash and get burnt at Milwaukee, next race.

                        I think Sommers wrote a book called, "Eddie Called Me Boss"
                        "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
                        body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
                        "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
                        >

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Niseguy View Post
                          Dick Sommers was one of 3 car owners, George Deebs, Bob Voight and Dick for 1963 with sachs driving. DVS Inc
                          In 1964 they bought the rear engine car for sachs and hurtubise moded the watson to his tastes. He would crash and get burnt at Milwaukee, next race.

                          I think Sommers wrote a book called, "Eddie Called Me Boss"
                          I should have included that he was part of DVS, which soon became MVS, for Stan Malless, Voigt and Sommers.

                          And, yes you are correct, Dick Sommers wrote a book titled "Eddie Called Me Boss."
                          "Versions of a story that are more tidy, compact, and camera-ready should generally be viewed as historically suspect." - Jackson Landers

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Belanger99 View Post
                            There is some indication Penske was discussed, but I've always wondered how seriously. By 1964 hadn't he curtailed some of his on track activity? And, Dean Van Lines was still running a dirt car. I can't imagine Roger would have been running the entire schedule.
                            My bad, I was told that at one point during Indy Month a few years ago, he might have been discussed.

                            Al Dean didn't run the 500 with the 7 Car, but did run the next two races with Chuck Stevenson & Bob Mathouser, so there were probably others considered.

                            As said the info is probably a little sketchy? Maybe Al Dean just used another number, the only way I have to prove the that team ran.

                            Probably Hulse quit or fired shortly before the race and Dean decided to just wait and look over what was available.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JSJLW View Post

                              My bad, I was told that at one point during Indy Month a few years ago, he might have been discussed.

                              Al Dean didn't run the 500 with the 7 Car, but did run the next two races with Chuck Stevenson & Bob Mathouser, so there were probably others considered.

                              As said the info is probably a little sketchy? Maybe Al Dean just used another number, the only way I have to prove the that team ran.

                              Probably Hulse quit or fired shortly before the race and Dean decided to just wait and look over what was available.
                              Hulse didn't quit or get fired, he was badly injured. That is mentioned in posts #3, #4 and #10, as well as any of the linked articles in post #1.

                              Dean skipped the next few races before deciding on a replacement for the injured Hulse. Hulse missed the rest of 1964 and 1965 due to the accident, he returned in 1966. (EDIT: incorrect see post #17)
                              Last edited by JThur1; 07-26-2020, 09:16 PM.
                              "Versions of a story that are more tidy, compact, and camera-ready should generally be viewed as historically suspect." - Jackson Landers

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