Throwback Thursday-Johnny Rutherford-1981

Johnny Rutherford, defending Indy 500 and Series Champion is seen with his 1981 #1 Pennzoil Chaparral Cosworth

For the 2017 edition of Throwback Thursday, we are going to spend the first 13 editions focusing on entries to the 1981 Indy 500. Our first edition is this Pennzoil Chaparral Cosworth. I’m not a huge fan of yellow on race cars in this day in age, because many of the sponsors insist on highlighter yellow shades which will “stand out” to the fans. Pennzoil is one of two companies besides Kodak that has a great shade of yellow, and this is the perfect example. Add in a great shade of red, and you have a great paint scheme. I give this an A

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