Motor Trend's Angus MacKenzie drives Ol' Calhoun – Click above to watch video after the jump

Angus MacKenzie has driven cars that many men and women dream about even catching a glimpse of. But what is the Motor Trend editor in chief's dream ride? Nothing less than the car Parnelli Jones drove to victory at the 1963 Indianapolis 500: Ol' Calhoun.

Jones drove Ol' Calhoun at Indy for four consecutive years. In 1961 he came close to winning the race, but the car let him down. In '62, Jones used Ol' Calhoun to become the first driver to qualify at over 150 miles per hour, yet he still finished the race in seventh. Victory came in 1963, when Jones led for 167 of the 200 laps. Still, Ol' Calhoun nearly put an end to that thanks to a cracked oil reservoir. Luckily, race officials didn't black flag Jones for the leaking oil, and he continued on to take the checkered flag.

For MacKenzie, that car has been an object of affection ever since he was a boy, and this year, he finally got opportunity to drive his childhood love on the hallowed grounds at Indy. Motor Trend filmed the event, creating a 22-minute video that also includes the history of the car and a chat with Parnelli Jones himself. Follow the jump to watch Angus MacKenzie meet the legend and his race car.


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      Andy Smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thanks so much for a great piece of history in an excellent video. Love MacKenzie and Parnelli. The only thing that could have made it better was if it were David E. Davis Jr., but sadly those days are also a part of history.
      Rico Suave
      • 3 Years Ago
      First! Awwww Yeahhhhh!
      Justin Wilkinson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seems weird... Not the article itself (Great video by the way!) but the fact that there are actually posts about something to do with Indycar here on Autoblog... Yea the subject was from the 1960's but nonetheless it's still Indycar! Not complaining at all either. I'm glad, in atleast some form, Indy Car is becoming more and more relevant again... Slow but steady!
      Dreez28
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great video. It would be a blast to drive one of those cars.
      murphious
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh yeah, the 60's. Motorsport's greatest decade. When the speeds were increasing at alarming rates and the tracks were actually difficult. Grands Prix at Nordschlife, the original monster oval at Monza, many of the champions of the world trying to race at Indy. We've come a long way, and it is not necessarily for the better. (sigh)