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#1 ssperka

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 00:28

Does anyone remember Rick Muther and his early years in the sport? There is very little information out there about him.

Edited by ssperka, 13 September 2011 - 00:29.


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#2 Bob Riebe

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:42

Does anyone remember Rick Muther and his early years in the sport? There is very little information out there about him.

http://www.ultimater...php?uniqid=5300

http://www.racingspo...Muther-USA.html

Edited by Bob Riebe, 13 September 2011 - 02:46.


#3 Allen Brown

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:42

Also quite a nice bio here:

http://www.lotus30.c...ick_Muther.html

Anyone got a photo of him we can use for WATN?

http://www.oldracing...ver/Rick_Muther

#4 Flat Black 84

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 15:04

The only thing I know about Rick Muther is that the car he drove at Indy in 1970 was one of the coolest looking machines I've ever seen. And for that alone he deserves a seat in auto racing's pantheon.

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#5 Michael Oliver

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:05

I can add that he raced a Lotus 23 twin-cam in the 1964 season and was crowned that year's American Road Race of Champions winner for Class F Modified at Riverside in November.

Also, there is a good bio and photo of him in the February 27th 1965 edition of Competition Press & Autoweek on page 3. The article is about the fact that he was the first winner of the Tim Mayer Award. If you would like a copy, PM me and I can arrange to send it as I have it already scanned.

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#6 Jerry Entin

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:34

Posted Image
Rick Muther in the Chuck Jones entered Lola T-70
This is at Riverside in 1967

photo: John Wilson
copyright: 2011 John Wilson

Edited by Jerry Entin, 04 October 2011 - 03:35.