1957 Belond Special news, pictures, specifications, and information
Sam Hanks all but planned the amazing finish to his racing career at the Indianapolis 500. He wanted to win and retire in style after his victory. Hanks had always been respected in the racing community, particularly as an expert in testing car handling for other drivers, with added speed for these drivers as a result. But, in 1957, it would be Hanks pulling ahead of the field at lap 133 and keeping the lead for good. It was the largest purse, both for Hanks but also for the field, in the Speedway's history.
George Salih's low-slung Belond led to a number of designers and owners entering their own low riding designs in to the 1958 race. Nothing could beat the original, though and Jimmy Bryan would once again
ride the yellow Belond to victory in the 1958 Indy 500, making the Belond Special the only car in the history of Indianapolis to win at the Brickyard with different drivers.
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