Henri - the Marathon ad in the Indy newspaper states eight separate fuel tanks carrying 54 total gallons.
I'll be darned.....
So that once again makes clear that also in the case of the Shrike, the car is brandmarked with telling it to be a up to 100 gallons of fuel tank car capaicty while the truth being told already, before the incident itself and ignored.
And even more of how much facts have been ignored in the aftermath and people telling differently for whatever reason being believed to make up the story.
Ther is still a lot to do to correct history on this accident.
I recently found a 2012 released book describing details of the story but also telling both cars to have way more fuel on board than they had. I contacted the writer and made him aware of this thread as well as the 8W websiet I wrote, based on the discoveries in this thread.
The man ansered me that he knew what needed to be corrected in the reprint of the book and that he was impressed with the facts uncovered and ignored over the years.
Thank you very much Brian! I think that you have revealed yet another case and example of ignorance within this sad story. Maybe not so much related with the Thompson cars themselve but for sure within the general opinions on the cars involved in the tragedy.