|(7-25-09) From Michael Jacobsen:
"#171 I think was the Powell Victress
"BuFord" Special. It looks more like Max Balchowsky driving than
Eric Hauser, but could be Powell himself."
(7-26-09) From historian Ron Cummings:
"I think the driver is too big to be
Max. I never heard of Max having driven the Powell. He may have installed
the Buick motor. Eric Hauser got his start in the Powell BuFord Victress.
I think the owner also drove from time to time."
(7-27-09) From Geoffrey Hacker:
"That's the "Bob Powell" Victress S1A
racecar. I have several pictures of it from back in the day.
As far as I know, Bob Powell was the driver, and I think Eric Hauser may
have been involved too.
I've copied the Victress employees on
this e-mail to see if they can add information on this car. I know
that Merrill Powell will have info on it and maybe Bill Quirk as well.
Let's see what they have to say. Great to see another picture of
(7-27-09) From Bill Quirk:
"I agree that #171 looks like Eric. When
Bob was behind the wheel, he was hunched over, not sitting straight up
in the seat. I know. I took a ride with Bob, out in front of Victress and
it was one of the wildest rides I ever had. Bob was a great guy and his
funeral was the first one I ever attended. A sad day and great loss."