Art Pollard Racing 1962 through 1965

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Another trophy for the mantle

Ralph Hunt Collection

At the Portland Speedway in Art Sugai’s famous “Pink Lady”

Ralph Hunt Collection

Two Arts – Pollard and Sugai at the Portland Speedway

Ralph Hunt Collection

Pollard Family Collection

Art was popular with young fans.

Pollard Family Collection

1965  – Len Sutton, Tony Hulman, Grant King, Rolla Vollstedt & Art Pollard

Vollstedt Family Collection

Art and his son, Mike, at the Portland Speedway

Ralph Hunt Collection

Photo courtesy of Ralph Hunt Collection

1962 – Pat Vidan returns to Portland Speedway in his first year as Chief Starter of the Indianapolis 500.

1962 – Pat Vidan’s first year as Chief Starter of the Indianapolis 500 (Shown in this video).

1962 – Again Art was the winner of the Edmonton Gold Cup at the Edmonton International Speedway.

Photo courtesy of Mike Pollard

1964 – Art is shown sitting in his new Super Modified Sprint racer for the 1964 season. (above) An Indy roadster with top, 327 Cubic inch Chevy V8, cross torsion bar suspension, tube space frame, fibre glass body, engine offset to left 10 inches, built in 1964 by Leve Jones, Puyallup, Washington.

Photo courtesy of Mike Pollard

1965 – Art and his son Michael stop to pose for a photo at a Sprint Car race in Portland, Oregon. (shown above)

August 22, 1965 – Art Pollard competes in his first USAC Champ car race at Milwaukee in a rear engined Vollstedt with Offenhauser power owned by Jim Robbins. Art started 25th but spun out and was credited with 22nd position. Art won $186.00 in his 1st Indy car start.

September 26, 1965 – Art took his Jim Robbins Vollstedt/Offy to a 5th place finish after starting 13th at Trenton. This race paid Art much better as he went home with his share of $1480.00 ($11,500. in 2017 dollars!).

October 24, 1965 – Back on dirt in a Dodge powered Kurtis champ car owned by Don Collins. Unfortunately, the engine lost oil pressure and he did not even start the race at Sacramento.

November 21, 1965 – A crash at Phoenix in the Jim Robbins Vollstedt/Offy left Art with a 19th place finish and his share of $241.00.

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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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