This photo was taken at A.J.’s shop in Glendale where nothing but winning race cars rolled out that door: “I moved to that shop in 1958 on West Palmer. I finally left Glendale in 1971 and moved to Indy.” A.J. realized the roadster era had come to an end and reluctantly began building rear-engine Champ Cars. Success came early for A.J.’s radical new design with Rodger Ward finishing Second at Indy in 1964 in the car on the left. The No. 2 car on the right with the DOHC Ford that Don Branson drove, finished 12th when the transmission failed. “I built about six or eight rear-engined cars after that but I didn’t do real good with them,” A.J. says.