Engineer Bill Ludwick Explaining Goodyear's "Crashworthy" Fuel System to Driver Tom Sneva, 1975-1976

Summary

Many safety advances in auto racing focused on fuel systems -- making them more robust and less prone to fire in a crash. Driver Tom Sneva, who survived a serious crash at the 1975 Indianapolis 500, looks on as Goodyear engineer Bill Ludwick shows components of the improved rubber fuel cell required for new cars at the 1976 race.

Many safety advances in auto racing focused on fuel systems -- making them more robust and less prone to fire in a crash. Driver Tom Sneva, who survived a serious crash at the 1975 Indianapolis 500, looks on as Goodyear engineer Bill Ludwick shows components of the improved rubber fuel cell required for new cars at the 1976 race.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1975-1976

Subject Date

1975-1976

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.6121

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 8 in

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