(Left to right) Jud Phillips, Bob Kayhill, A.J., and Howard Keffler. Egos didn’t get in the way of race car builders in the early days, according to A.J. since his close neighbor Frank Kurtis freely sold nose pieces, tail sections, and aluminum to him. “We finished all 200 laps in Seventh place with Don Freeland as driver.” Phillips was credited as the builder of the car when actually it was built in A.J.’s shop using A.J.’s chassis. Phillips provided the body, which used a Kurtis tail section.