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The last Roadster to qualify for the Indy 500 was Jim Hurtubise car in 1968.

The last Roadster to qualify for the Indy 500 was Jim Hurtubise car in

Indy 500 winner 1953: Bill Vukovich  Starting Position: 1  Race Time: 3:53:01.690  Chassis/engine: KK500A/Offy

The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners1953: Bill Vukovich

1959 - Johnny Boyd's (#33) in a "Bowes Seal Fast  Special" Epperly/Offenhauser – Qualified: 11th, Speed (142.810 mph) Finished: 6th, Behind Leader by 3:16.98 Seconds

1960 - A. Foyt's ( "Bowes Seal Fast Special" Indy Roadster - Qualified Speed mph) Finished Lap Lost the Clutch

The end of an era. The last front engine car to attempt to qualify  Herk, from North Tonawanda, NY

Jim Hurtubise kept racing roadsters long after the rear-engine racers had shown their dominance. This is Herk in his 1967 roadster.

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History - Classic Indy roadsters: Most beautiful oval racers ever?

Jack Turner. What a beautiful Indy car …

The classic Indy roadster might well be America's most beloved race car.

Mark Donohue - 1972 Indy 500 winner, and the 1st Indy win for team owner Roger Penske.

Mark Donohue - 1972 Indy 500 winner, and the Indy win for team owner Roger Penske.

Swede Savage 1972 Indy 500, I think. That car is butt ugly.

Swede Savage 1972 Indy I think. That car is butt ugly.

The Last Indy Roadster to qualify at the 500, driven by Jim Hurtibise

The very last roadster to qualify in Indianapolis : Jim Hurtubise - Mallard Offy TC - Jim Hurtubise - International 500 Mile Sweepstakes - 1968 USAC National Championship Trail, round 5

Indy 500 winner 1930: Billy Arnold  Starting Position: 1  Race Time: 4:58:39.720  Chassis/engine: Summers/Miller

The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners1930: Billy Arnold

Dave McDonald's futuristic looking Sears Allstate Special 1964 - Dave was killed in this car during the race.

Dave McDonald's futuristic looking Sears Allstate Special 1964 - Dave was killed…

Sam Hanks relishes sweet victory at the Indy 500 after years of coming up short.

The 1957 Indianapolis 500

Sam Hanks relishes sweet victory at the Indy 500 after years of coming up short.

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