Hello, Sorry to bother you just wondering how I may attain some information
or possible value, or purchaser of a unique Indy 500 item.I have a framed
carburetor cover with engraved ( looks like with a metal etching pen)
signatures with the year 1977 also etched in center. It has roughly 28
drivers signatures. This happens to be Janet Guthrie's first race with her
signature. The piece includes drivers such as Wally Dallenbach, Johnny
Rutherford, Bobby Olivero, Bobby Unser, AJ Foyt Jr, Mario Andretti, Just
to name a few. Any information or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt have won everything there is to win in motorsports. You know the resumes of the Associated Press co-Drivers of the Century: Indianapolis 500 titles (including Foyt in 1967, pictured), Daytona 500 titles, a mountain of INDYCAR wins, a Formula One World Championship (for Mario), a 24 Hours of LeMans win (A.J.), and more inductions into various Halls of Fame than we can count.
Might they still win something else? Both drivers currently have petitions open for consideration for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, bestowed by the President of the United States and the highest civilian award of the United States. Only one driver has been honored to date – Richard Petty in 1992.