Monday 30th May 1966
Jackie Stewart led the Indianapolis 500 by over a lap when his oil pressure dropped too low on lap 192 and his car stalled. Fellow rookie Graham Hill led a total of 10 laps to win, the first rookie winner since 1927. Eleven of the 33 starters, a whole third of the field, were eliminated in a first lap accident. Only seven cars, the fewest finishers ever, were still running by the end of the race. Interesting fact: Jim Clark’s machine was supposed to have a 16 cylinder engine, which was supposed to give extra power, but the factory that made the engine was robbed, and the engine was lost. An 8-cylinder engine was put in, and he spun twice due to the improperly balanced weight.