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Video: Rear Engine vs Roadster – Change at the Indy 500

Submitted by on May 5, 2011

The mid sixties was a  time of massive change at the Indy 500.  Jack Brabham shocked the establishment when he debuted a rear engined car at the Speedway in 1961, and from then on nothing was ever the same again.

In this clip, Indy 500 winners A.J Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford, Gordon Johncock and Eddie Sachs discuss their thoughts about the transition from roadsters to rear engined cars.

A.J sums up the era with this quote in relation to today’s drivers. “They don’t know how much fun we had racing.”

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