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#801 ReWind

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 17:52

@Richard: Would you be so kind and check your source for the birth details you give for Al Putnam (06 May 1910 Tulare, California)?

MotorsportMemorial & ChampCarStats say that his full name was Adelbert William Putnam and he was born in 1907 or 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FindAGrave shows a tombstone


with the inscription Putnam Adelbert “Al” 1908 1946.

And I found two sources – this and that – which let me believe that Al Putnam was in fact born in Salt Lake City on 09 October 1908. (You find this specific date in the first link - it needs a bit of scrolling.)


#802 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 19:52

I checked where the original information came from and it appears the source has found something that fits, but it isn't fully backed up by another source that it is THE Al Putnam. So, I'm happy to change the record accordingly.

#803 Lemnpiper

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 01:11

Richard  ,


  I don't want to jinx him but are we about to gain another centarian  race driver  this month? 




#804 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 20:07

Yep, all being well, Frank Burany will be 100 on the 16th August, 3 days time.



By the way, although latest updates will be coming up soon - a special extra - an interview with Kenny Brack on the site - http://www.oldracing...ew/Kenny-Brack/

#805 63Corvette

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 18:03

I think your "Old Racing Driver" website is fantastic. However I am somewhat surprised that Indy driver John Martin (1971 thru 1975 is not included, and astounded that Parnelli Jones is not included when Roger Ward and AJ Foyt are????

#806 Tim Murray

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 18:22

They're both there, Garrett - Parnelli with all the other Joneses, including PJ, and Martin in the 'M' section. :)

#807 Mekola

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 00:36

Gone Froilán, AFAIK now the oldest Argentine motorsport celebrity alive is Jorge Cupeiro, known as the driver of the Chevitú in Turismo Carretera, in a team backed by the own Froilán González, on the start of the aggiornamiento of the Turismo Carretera pack at mid-sixties. Cupeiro will have 78 in October.


And now Carlos Reutemann and Juan María Traverso share the responsibility to be the greatest Argentine living motorsport celebrities. (Traverso drove Intl F2 in 1979, and won several titles in Argentine touring cars).

Edited by Mekola, 18 August 2015 - 00:39.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 00:45

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