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Wikipedia shows car #50 with two drivers in 1971, Dave Strickland and Les Scott.

1970 was Denny Zimmerman with Arnie Knepper as alternate. That must be Denny in the first photo.

The car failed to qualify both years.

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Cam I like a link to the wiki your talking about. I'm not finding it , but I don't know what you looked for either. LRDaum
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Originally posted by mramc mramc wrote:

Cam I like a link to the wiki your talking about. I'm not finding it , but I don't know what you looked for either. LRDaum


Scroll down to the "Failed to Qualify" section and look for Car #50:

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Great link, I found some info handy for my future research on the 1967 and 1968 cars.
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What I find interesting is the Navarro AMC Indy car tried 5 times to qualify for the Indy 500 and never made it. A good try but nothing you can call success. LRDaum
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From what I read in your article Barney Navarro didn't have the bugs worked out with the engine. He spent his time at the track sorting the car out. Other than the races at the start of 1971, the car wasn't competitive at Indy. He had issues with his drivers not having enough experience, the car crashed in 1969, and couldn't get up enough speed to qualify in 70, 71, and 72. It was an interesting experiment in Indy car racing.
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I picked up the May/June issue of Vintage Motorsport the other day from B&N. The reason being it has the restored 1964 Watson-Ford Indy car  on the cover, or i.e. the car Barney Navarro used to try and get into the Indy 500 with the AMC six. Thecar is restored to the original 1964 configuration because  while it came in 2nd at Indy in 1964 it won the USAC championship that year. Navarro's AMC six Indy engine if no one mentioned it before is in the NHRA museum at the LA County fair grounds AKA the Pomona Speedway. The magazine also has an article on Woody Woodard , who chief mechanic for Penske racing and Mark Donohue from 1969 to 1977. And to top it off an article on the Historic Trans-Am racing although no good picture of any of the AMC T/A cars. LRDaum
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I found some pictures of the car from 1967 yesterday. I was going to Indy and stopped by the Speedway. I will get them in the mail in a few days and will post them. I had to look through three books of proof sheets till I found them. I will go back again and look for photos from 1968 and 1972.
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I was looking around the internet and found this picture of the car. I don't know where it was taken, but it looks like it was in 1969 sometime.

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I found some pictures of the car at Indy in 1967. This is the first year the car tried to qualify, but due to turbo problems it never made an attempt.





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