Kelly Petillo

This is David Story's third rendering of 1935 Indianapolis 500 winner Kelly Petillo. His victory was the high point of a sad, troubled life that ran afoul of the law. He was convicted of attempted murder and rape, which cost him several years in the Indiana State Prison. Petillo's win was also significant as it was the first by a former winner as a car owner - Peter DePaolo in 1925. Petillo's riding mechanic, Jimmy Dunham was the last surviving Indianapolis 500 riding mechanic until he passed away on July 26, 2008. Check out David's original Petillo art.

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