A lot of folks had a great time in 1969, and I was one of them. Some people went to Woodstock, but I went to the races, and around here, that meant Seattle International Raceway or SIR. This first race was an SCCA Formula Continental, which evolved into Formula 5000.
This is John Cannon's Eagle-Chevy in which he DNF'd. No front wing, but there is a high rear wing.
These guys are checking out Lothar Motschsenbacher's McLaren-Chevy with it's front and rear wings. Hi-tech at this time.
This is George Wintersteen's Lola-Chevy, also with front and rear wings.
|Carroll Shelby is standing behind Peter Revson's 1969 Mustang. There were two Ford Mustang teams at SIR this year, and Bud Moore was running the other team with Parnelli Jones driving.|
|This is Dan Gurney's Mustang - you can tell because of the Olsonite on the fender.|
|Dan Gurney checking out his teammate's Mustang. The other difference in the two cars was this bright red rear view mirror, to identify the cars went they pitted.|
|Mark Donohoe had Pole Position, which he and his boss, Roger Penske, did much of this year.|
|Mark Donohoe doing the big turn that leads on to the home straight.|
|Big Jerry Grant and his AMC Javelin - note that Jerry is wearing a camo hat, and that their is a flower on his dashboard. 1969 was a tough year for many people.|
|Jerry Grant at speed in the Javelin.|
|This is the guy that won the race - Ronnie Bucknum in the #9 Penske Camaro.|
|Parnelli Jones in the Bud Moore Mustang. He ran right over the rumble strips, and Dan Gurney later said he cut the corners so much that he 'shot out' Dan's front windshield with pebbles.|