Parnelli Jones, Silent Sam and the 1967 Indy 500

In 1967 Indy 500 legend Andy Granatelli made another off the wall attempt on the race with his STP Paxton turbine car. It came within 7.5 miles of the win before a small proprietary part failed and the car rolled to a stop.

AJ Foyt picked up the win, his third in the 500, having avoided last corner carnage amongst the lapped cars.

See exerpts of the race plus interviews with Foyt, Jones, Gurney and Andretti here: Parnelli Jones, Silent Sam and the 1967 Indy 500

The 2011 Indy 500 wil be with us at the end of this month. Sadly all of the innovation that Andy Granatelli and his team brought to the race are long gone, but it’s still the 500, one of the world’s greatest races.

3 Responses

  1. My husband has a 70 Boss and would like to send a visor or something to get autographed by Parnelli Jones. Any idea where to send??

    • Hi Dianne

      Thanks for looking in on my blog. I’ve been asking around and checking the web, but I can’t find a web site for PJ. Maybe if you keep an eye on the listings for historic festivals there may be one that he is attending and might be able to offer you something.

      The ’70 Boss is an awesome car. I remember one of Bud Moore’s old ones coming over here to the UK to race.

      Good luck in your search.

  2. try this address PARNELLI JONES
    BOX W
    TORRANCE CA 90508
    I THINK THE ZIP IS CORRECT BUT YOU CAN CHECK IT THRU THE PO WEB SITE

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