Owen Gibson -- 1957 Townsend Typhoon-Oldsmobile

Gibson, of Arivaca, AZ, restored this 6077cc. car himself and runs it with the help of the original crew who prepared and maintained the car in 1957.  He finished 26th.  In Turn 6 he leads #22 Wes Abendroth's 1957 Sadler Mk.II-Chevrolet and Butch Gilbert in #61, the Sutton-Hageman Special-Chevrolet.

Gibson told your webmaster that he has acquired the last of the Townsend Specials, a mid-engined Genie-like beast that was actually campaigned as the only Pontiac-powered Can-Am car.

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