Super Tex turns 85 today............

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by LousianaHorn, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. ......along with another Texas legend Johnny Rutherford were about as good as it gets in Indy racing......Is his Chevy dealership still kicking in Houston?

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  2. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Chevy store has been gone for a long time. AJ is still going strong
     
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  3. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Saber, I worked a construction job the summer after I graduated high school here in Shreveport (1974) ........general contractor was out of Houston and everyone of their trucks and Pickups had AJ Foyt Chevrolet stickers on them.
     
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  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I know AJ & Lucy through my children's great uncle, who was a race car driver until crashes caused him to retire. Uncle Dale & Tony built AJ's first cars. I got a close up view of his driving skills at a family funeral. AJ & Lucy were in her Cadillac behind me and my family. Someone cut into the procession causing cars to scatter. AJ made sure both those Cadillacs went home with no scratches.

    For my money, the greatest driver ever. He could drive any type of race and win - Indy, Lemans, Daytona, all starting at Playland Park.
     
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  5. BLUE DUTCH

    BLUE DUTCH < 25 Posts

    AJ had a Kawasaki store in Houston during the 80's, got to see one of his Indy cars,,,,,too cool!!!!,,,,bought a couple bikes there too!!
     
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