1951 Blakely Oil Special - Then:

Owner: John Mc Daniel
Sponsor: Blakely Oil Co. Phoenix Arizona
Driver: Bobby Ball
Chassis: Gordon Schroeder designed and built riveted Aluminum rails with magnesium cast cross members.
Body and Tanks: Myron Stevens
Fabrication: Lujie Lesovsky
Running gear: Conze/ Schroeder
Engine: 270 cid Offenhauser by Meyer & Drake #119 Purchased by John Mc Daniel with the transmission
Paint: Unknown
Lettering: Unknown
Upholstery: Chet Miller
Wheels/ Tires: Rudge wire wheels with Aluminum rims and Firestone Indy tires
Unique features: Aluminum frame, magnesium cast cross-members, Disc brakes, Independent front suspension, Schroeder Duplex steering.

Now:

Owner/Driver: Gary Schroeder
Sponsor: Schroeder Racing Products
Chassis: Gordon started the restoration of the original chassis in 1978.
The restoration was continued in 1998 by Gary Schroeder, Dick Russell and Gary Mc Court.
Body and Tanks: The nose, tail, grill, tanks, cowl frames, cowl, and hood repaired by Wayne Ewing in the early 1980’s.
New side panels, bellypans by Jerry Weeks using the original doublers.
Pedals and linkage fabricated by Dick Russell using photos.
Running gear: Original Conze/ Schroeder
Engine: 270 Offenhauser assembled by Phil Reilly & Co. with an Offy Transmission.
Paint: Bill Reimer
Lettering: Bob Mc Daniel/ Sign Graphics
Upholstery: Darrell (Whitey) Morgan
Wheels/ Tires: Original
Unique features: Original


The car has recently run at the Orange Show Speedway in San Bernadino, Ca. (2007)
and
The Rolex Monterey Historics Vintage Races at Mazda Raceway, Monterey Ca (2007)


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