IMS Museum opens Al Unser Sr/Rutherford anniversary exhibit

Image by Fritz Frommeyer

IMS Museum opens Al Unser Sr/Rutherford anniversary exhibit

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IMS Museum opens Al Unser Sr/Rutherford anniversary exhibit

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Two dominant drivers from the 1970s and 1980s at Indianapolis — Al Unser Sr. and Johnny Rutherford — are being commemorated for the 50th and 40th anniversaries of their victories in the 500-Mile Race with their winning cars on display in the IMS Museum.

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Vintage Motorsport columnist Fritz Frommeyer notes that both cars won from the pole and were powered by V8s: Unser’s 1970 Johnny Lightning P.J. Colt with a turbo Ford and Rutherford’s 1980 Chaparral by a Cosworth. Together, these two Hall of Famers won seven 500s, with Unser taking four of those races.

Read more at VintageMotorsport.com.

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