In the 1928 Indianapolis 500, Tony Gulotta was far in the lead with less than 18 laps to go. Unfortunately the fuel line clogged and Tony was forced to the pits. It took over one hour to make the repair, and he ended up finishing tenth.
The car that Tony drove is shown here with the Packard Cable Co. corporate airplane. The car was one of the ex Frank Lockhart Miller 91 machines. Gullotta was to team with Lockhart, until Lockhart’s tragic death at Ormond Beach, FL on April 25, 1928. Stutz was to sponsor the two car team, but only ended up with a single car effort of Gulotta. The other Lockhart car was sold to M.A. Yagle for driver Ray Keech. Keech would win the 1929 Indy 500 in that car.
Tony Gulotta had other good finishes, with 3rd place his best. Several near wins, ruined as the result of mechanical gremlins kept the talented driver from ever entering Victory Lane at Indianapolis.