QUOTES AND FACTS

“Art Pollard held the distinction of being one of the few drivers who ever won a national championship event for rear-engine Indy cars using a Plymouth powered stock block motor. That winning triumph came at Dover, Delaware in 1969.”

The Indianapolis Star

In his article, “Art Pollard — As I See Him,” published in the August 1969 issue of Auto Racing Magazine, Andy Granatelli started with: “Art Pollard is a rare exception in many ways. He can be tough and gentle. He can…”

“I had a great time with the STP Turbocar in sixty-eight,” says Art Pollard. “It was a new and novel racing experience and I wouldn’t take anything for it. You must realize that the STP-Plymouth effort got a late start and was strictly a long shot chance.” article, “Art Pollard — As I See Him,” published in the August 1969 issue of Auto Racing Magazine

How has he kept his youth? “Maybe it’s because I don’t have too many tough miles on me,” he says with that typical Pollard grin. “I spent a lot of my racing life bashing around in the Pacific Northwest, where you don’t race very dangerously. You don’t earn much money but you do have a lot of fun.” article, “Art Pollard — As I See Him,” published in the August 1969 issue of Auto Racing Magazine

The famous ride in 1968 at the Speedway, in the STP-Turbocar, really catapulted him to fame. When he took his first ride in it, one headline writer wrote: “Ride in turbine really turns Pollard on.” “Art Pollard — As I See Him,” published in the August 1969 issue of Auto Racing Magazine

“It was really impressive,” Pollard said after his first ride in the STP-Turbocar. “It’s just like driving a passenger car. It’s amazing. It’s really super!” “Art Pollard — As I See Him,” published in the August 1969 issue of Auto Racing Magazine

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Contact Judy Pollard Dippel

Judy is an author, speaker and publishing consultant. She is the daughter of Art Pollard.

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Contact Bob Kehoe, author of Art Pollard:
The Life and Legacy of a Gentleman Racer.
Request an autographed copy.

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