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PODCAST: Joe Huffaker, Legendary Racecar Designer

Joe Huffaker MG Liquid Suspension Special
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From his shop in the San Francisco Bay Area, Joe Huffaker produced some of the most futuristic–and mildly insane–cars for Indy 500 I’ve ever seen. He’s also responsible for a number of fantastic sports car and junior open-wheel designs, which is why I went to interview him about his incomparable career and creations in 2011.

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Huffaker, left, a longtime track resident, is honored by Sonoma Raceway president Steve Page. (Image: IMS Photo)
Huffaker, left, a longtime Sears Point track resident, is honored by Sonoma Raceway president Steve Page. (Image: IMS Photo)
Pedro Rodriguez in the 1964 Cooper-Aston Martin that Huffaker--second from the right--assembled. (Image: IMS Photo)
Pedro Rodriguez in the 1964 Cooper-Aston Martin that Huffaker–second from the right–assembled. (Image: IMS Photo)
Huffaker's twin-engine Porsche entry for 1966. (Image: IMS Photo)
Al Stein hired Huffaker to build this delightfully wacky twin-engine Porsche entry for 1966. (Image: IMS Photo)
Joe Huffaker
Joe’s 1966 Huffaker chassis with the first turbocharged Offy engine driven by Bobby Unser. (Image: IMS Photo)
Joe Huffaker
Rear view of the MG Liquid Suspension “shocks.” (Image: MP Archives)
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