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  • Bob Fletcher

    Just read that former owner Bob Fletcher passed away at the age of 100:

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/az...&pid=197275942

    Real drivers don't need fenders!

  • #2
    Had the misfortune for two of his drivers to die at Indy.
    "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ensign14 View Post
      Had the misfortune for two of his drivers to die at Indy.
      Art Pollard. But, who was the second?

      Fletcher's team wasn't quite up there with AAR, VPJ or McLaren, but was a decent ride. Perhaps best of the rest. And there certainly was no shame in that.
      "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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      • #4
        Originally posted by JThur1 View Post
        Art Pollard. But, who was the second?
        Gordon Smiley.
        The Ayn Rand of Indycar

        No one had to badge the Offy.

        Crapping all over threads since 2000.

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        • #5
          I dont think he came back after 82 did he??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jdc View Post
            I dont think he came back after 82 did he??
            Nope, that was that for him. He closed up shop after May of '82, if my memory serves.
            The Ayn Rand of Indycar

            No one had to badge the Offy.

            Crapping all over threads since 2000.

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            • #7
              Snider ran Pocono I think in 82? And then Jim Hall bought the car to replace the one that got split in half during the race.

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              • #8
                Doing a bit of research, I was wrong. Snider ran the Fletcher car at Michigan and Pocono. Looks like Pocono was the last race for Fletcher.
                The Ayn Rand of Indycar

                No one had to badge the Offy.

                Crapping all over threads since 2000.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DaveL View Post

                  Gordon Smiley.
                  Thanks. I had completely forgotten that, if I ever knew it. I always associated Fletcher with his copper and turquoise Cobre Tire cars in the 70s.
                  "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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