Indianapolis 500, May 1962

Summary

With sponsorship from Los Angeles-based Harvey Aluminum, Mickey Thompson took three cars to the 1962 Indianapolis 500. All were powered by Buick V-8 engines mounted in the rear -- an unconventional layout at the time. Only Dan Gurney, driving the #34 car, managed to qualify. Gurney was in ninth place when a leaking transaxle ended his race on lap 92.

With sponsorship from Los Angeles-based Harvey Aluminum, Mickey Thompson took three cars to the 1962 Indianapolis 500. All were powered by Buick V-8 engines mounted in the rear -- an unconventional layout at the time. Only Dan Gurney, driving the #34 car, managed to qualify. Gurney was in ninth place when a leaking transaxle ended his race on lap 92.

Artifact

Negative (Photographic)

Subject Date

30 May 1962

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.3121

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 0.875 in

Width: 1.375 in

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