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    Salemi Central Excavating Gerhardt-Offy #81, inaugural Michigan 250, Fall Milwaukee & Trenton races, 1968,
    Any help is appreciated.
    “With the help of God and true friends, I come to realize
    I still got two strong legs, even wings to fly
    I ain’t wastin’ time no more...”

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    I don't have a photo, but it was driven by Jigger Sirois, correct? This would have been the car Salemi acquired following Ronnie Duman's fatal wreck in June 1968.
    Real drivers don't need fenders!

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    • #3
      Yes.
      Jigger was running sixth at Michigan until the clutch went late in the race.
      The Duman car was replaced with a ‘66 Gerhardt purchased from Gordon Van Liew that was originally owned by Lindsey Hopkins.
      Jigger told me the Gerhardt he attempted to qualify for Myron Caves in ‘69 was an older car that had never successfully qualified at Indy and didn’t handle anywhere near as good as the Salemi car.
      Unfortunately Pete passed and the team was dissolved after the ‘68 season which led Jigger to the Caves car.
      I’m looking on evilBait for the ‘68 Racing Pictorial Annual.
      May try programs for those 3 races.
      Haven’t had any luck Googlysearching.
      I do have a couple boxes of old racing stuff Jigger gave me, gonna dig those out and look.
      Last edited by jandj; 08-26-2021, 04:33 PM.
      “With the help of God and true friends, I come to realize
      I still got two strong legs, even wings to fly
      I ain’t wastin’ time no more...”

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      • #4
        Image2118_result.jpg

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        • #5
          Photo is from the First Turn Productions archive. I am going to look through the Racing Pictorial negatives to see if I have more, there are some more in the First Turn negatives.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lotuspoweredbyford View Post
            Photo is from the First Turn Productions archive. I am going to look through the Racing Pictorial negatives to see if I have more, there are some more in the First Turn negatives.
            Nice work LPF!

            Bart
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            • #7
              Thanks!
              The only thing I have is some screen grabs from an old “Road and Track” show of the Michigan race on YouTube.
              “With the help of God and true friends, I come to realize
              I still got two strong legs, even wings to fly
              I ain’t wastin’ time no more...”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bart View Post

                Nice work LPF!

                Bart
                Thank you my friend!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jandj View Post
                  Thanks!
                  The only thing I have is some screen grabs from an old “Road and Track” show of the Michigan race on YouTube.
                  There’s three from the FTP archive. I will pull out the Racing Pictorial negatives tomorrow.

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                  • #10
                    Curious as to what the project is that you were working on that you would need that photo?
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                    • #11
                      PM sent, Stick
                      “With the help of God and true friends, I come to realize
                      I still got two strong legs, even wings to fly
                      I ain’t wastin’ time no more...”

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