Kurtis 1950

 


 

 

Earl Muntz acquisition of the the company from Frank Kurtis.

The Kurtis represents one school of thought on sports car design, being styled along the current American trend of the inverted bathtub splashed with an abundance of chrome. Except for the combined body and frame, which is completely of Kurtis design and manufacture, the principle components of the car are stock Ford. Its performance qualities remain to be proven, though in fairness it should be mentioned that a factory-tuned competition model clocked 126 mph on gasoline and 142,515 on alcohol at the Bonneville National Speed Trials, August 22, 1949. About 10 of these cars have been built to date. The sales price has not yet been determined.
 (Road & Track)


 

Formula 1 entries: 

  Indianapolis 500 30.05.1950 (round 3)
# Entrant: Result:
1 Offenhauser Johnnie Parsons 1st
4 Offenhauser Walt Brown 19th
17 Offenhauser Joie Chitwood/Tony Bettenhausen 5th
23 Sam Hanks 30th
26 Offenhauser Mack Hellings 13th
28 Fred Agabashian 28th
49 Offenhauser Jack McGrath 14th
54 Offenhauser Cecil Green 4th
59 Offenhauser Pat Flaherty 10th
61 Jimmy Jackson 29th
62 Offenhauser Johnny McDowell 18th
69 Duke Dinsmore 33rd
81 Offenhauser Jerry Hoyt 21st
98 Offenhauser Walt Faulkner 7th