Donald Davidson Remembers “Hurk” – Jim Hurtubise

Jim Hurtubise never won the Indianapolis 500, but when you talk to the drivers from a half-century ago, there are always stories about Jim Hurtubise.

He was a character, but also a great driver.  An accident at Milwaukee robbed him of some of that ability, and he became known for trying to qualify front engine cars and rolling up a car to the front of the qualification line after the gun sounded, if I have my facts straight, popped open the chassis, and revealed the engine had been replaced by dozens of ice cold bottles of Genesee Cream Ale.

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