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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GreggR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/15/2016 at 9:32pm
Originally posted by MD Racer MD Racer wrote:

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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Digging around I found some more info on the car's history.

7-19-69 Trenton
Started 21st Finished 11th 118 laps flagged
Driver Les Scott

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Started 24th Finished 23rd 11 laps oil pressure
Driver Les Scott

9-21-69 Trenton
Started 25th Finished 20th 47 laps ignition
Driver Les Scott
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I have been back to the photo archive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and have found some more pictures or the Navarro Indy car from 1968. I will be posting them as soon as I receive them. Seems the car was wrecked in 1968. Photos also show Les Scott as the driver.
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The Navarro car was wrecked in 1968. The car never qualified for the Indy 500 Race. If I recall correctly it did run a couple others races, but never at Indy. I think it wrecked during time trails or practice. I've seen some of those pictures. The Indy track museum use to have a few of them on it's on line history section at one time. LRDaum
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Thank you MD for going to the effort of starting this thread and keeping it updated with new pictures!
And thanks to everyone else who posted information, articles and pictures!


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Here are the photos I found of the car in 1968. First photo shows Les Scott in  the car as the driver. Second photo has his name as the driver taped over on the side of the car.  The third and fourth are after the car hit the wall. 


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Interesting note looking at all the photos is seeing the changes in tire width each year. Also the changes in the bodywork configuration of the engine cover. It looks as though Barney kept the car close to original in 1967, then he cut down the rear engine cowl in 1968. The paint scheme also changed from 1967 to 1971. 1968 was the first year it was painted red, white and blue. I had spent two hours going through the photo negative books to find the 1968 pictures at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway photo archive. I will have to go back and see if I can find any pictures of the car in 1972. 
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