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  • Dario #50 car 2012 winner, Location/Status confirmed

    While nothing official has been posted, I have finally found the 2012 Winning Car driven by Dario Franchitti

    The first clue was literally the first hint "in the clear" I have ever seen. Dario joking to Chip about wanting the #50 in his garage on his birthday two years from now.
    https://twitter.com/dariofranchitti/...75103312396290

    This got me going, and I started digging into whatever twitter snippets of video I could found, and I found a brief snippet of the 50 bumper pod/karabashian from a car up on chips wall
    (I forget what those accursed things were called)

    To back this up, within a couple days, I got an email "from a little birdie" confirming what I found.

    "The winning bodywork was retired immediately, however the tub was campaigned at various events up until 2014. Instead of being fitted for racing with the aerokits, the car was retired in 2015 and restored to pretty much original state. It is in the usual CGR rotation with a multitude of other preserved cars for Lobby, Wall Rack, and Event show car duty."

    2022 will be 10 years, so maybe we will see it surface with clear photos of it next year.

    http://inrd.gotdns.com/indystuff
    Where are the Indy 500 winning cars? Visit -> http://inrd.gotdns.com/indystuff/

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    Now... the 2014 winner is the only recent question mark
    Where are the Indy 500 winning cars? Visit -> http://inrd.gotdns.com/indystuff/

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    • #3
      weird - is that correct that both of dan's tubs were #007?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ndcrs View Post
        weird - is that correct that both of dan's tubs were #007?
        Different years though, the 2011 was originally an IR03 spec, the 2005 was originally an IR05.

        Where are the Indy 500 winning cars? Visit -> http://inrd.gotdns.com/indystuff/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PaddockMoose View Post
          Excellent link! EXCELLENT!

          I read the remarks for every car.

          Very informative.

          One correction; it said one car was found in Spartanburg, NC.

          Spartanburg is in South Carolina.

          Live like Dave

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KevMcNJ View Post

            Excellent link! EXCELLENT!

            I read the remarks for every car.

            Very informative.

            One correction; it said one car was found in Spartanburg, NC.

            Spartanburg is in South Carolina.

            Okay I will try and use a text search and fix that
            Where are the Indy 500 winning cars? Visit -> http://inrd.gotdns.com/indystuff/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PaddockMoose View Post

              Okay I will try and use a text search and fix that
              It was one of the 1950s cars that was raced in the NASCAR open wheel series.
              Live like Dave

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              • #8
                F Y I:


                I took this info from an article about the car's retirement published in 2019, believe it was on the IMS Site or perhaps with Racer:

                but the serial # of the 2019 winner (Pagenaud) was listed as IR12-042.


                EDIT: "mouse", did you read my PM to you????

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KevMcNJ View Post

                  It was one of the 1950s cars that was raced in the NASCAR open wheel series.
                  Actually, it was a 1930s car (built in 1939). And the list still lumps the 1925 and '27 winners together, even though they were diferent cars. The comments alongside the car are not correct, either - Souders always said the cars were different, as far as I know, and Donaldson never claimed expertise about car identities, and doesn't make "official declarations of athenticity" - in actual fact, when I met him at the museum in 2011 it was one of the subjects we discussed, and he asked my opinion about the '25/'27 winner controversy, declaring he had no knowledge of (and apparently little interest in) individual car histories. He was a "peoples man", interested in biographies and achievements of people involved with the sport, and not so much the artefacts they produced.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael Ferner View Post

                    Actually, it was a 1930s car (built in 1939). And the list still lumps the 1925 and '27 winners together, even though they were diferent cars. The comments alongside the car are not correct, either - Souders always said the cars were different, as far as I know, and Donaldson never claimed expertise about car identities, and doesn't make "official declarations of athenticity" - in actual fact, when I met him at the museum in 2011 it was one of the subjects we discussed, and he asked my opinion about the '25/'27 winner controversy, declaring he had no knowledge of (and apparently little interest in) individual car histories. He was a "peoples man", interested in biographies and achievements of people involved with the sport, and not so much the artefacts they produced.

                    You've met David Donaldson????


                    Funny enough, a number of the people the Speedway Historian is interested in needed/used those tools he is less interested in!

                    I have read the name of Bob Laycock who in the past was the authority on chassis history being maintained at the Speedway.
                    But if he and/or a successor are still around? And to be contacted somehow?
                    They would have a field day ever since 1996.
                    So sad we don't have Hungness yearbooks any longer that had such info.
                    And sad to have no yearbooks any longer for more reasons then that reason alone BTW.



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                    • #11
                      I can't get the article to go through.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Indyote View Post


                        You've met David Donaldson????


                        Funny enough, a number of the people the Speedway Historian is interested in needed/used those tools he is less interested in!

                        I have read the name of Bob Laycock who in the past was the authority on chassis history being maintained at the Speedway.
                        But if he and/or a successor are still around? And to be contacted somehow?
                        They would have a field day ever since 1996.
                        So sad we don't have Hungness yearbooks any longer that had such info.
                        And sad to have no yearbooks any longer for more reasons then that reason alone BTW.


                        I have heard that his chassis histories are incomplete/informal, but would love to take a look at them.
                        Real drivers don't need fenders!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pelican Joe View Post

                          I have heard that his chassis histories are incomplete/informal, but would love to take a look at them.
                          Informal is a good way to describe them.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lotuspoweredbyford View Post

                            Informal is a good way to describe them.


                            Informal, what do I have to think about? Can you describe it a little, please?



                            Accuracy comparable with what is known/published about the roadster years in the books of Enoch&Littleton and Gordon White?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Indyote View Post



                              Informal, what do I have to think about? Can you describe it a little, please?

                              They were hand-written note cards. 3x5 note cards.

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