|1956-61 Indianapolis 500 Photos
I thank Mannie Lambert from Texas, who sent me these photos.
His mom and dad used to live in Pierceton Indiana. His dad was a
truckdriver who was on the road all the time. The only event they
attended together was to travel to the Indy 500, which they did
between 1956-1962, when they moved to Chicago.. His dad died
the next year.
Lambert has shown up to time trials and the race periodically since.
This year, 2015, he is bringing his daughters "back to the
homeland" and to the Indy 500!
|Mannie Lambert with his father.
1956 - Troy Ruttman in the John Zink Offenhauser Special
The car was rose, white and black in color.
Ruttman would only make it to lap 22 of the race,
where he spun out, finishing in 31st place.
|1959 Pace Car - Buick Electra 225
1956 - Johnnie Parsons in the Agajanian Offy Special
Parsons finished the Indy 500 in 4th place!
His car was cream and red in color.