Coincidentally, both of the vintage photos we dug out of our Indy files are of Novi cars. According to the notes on the back of this photo, Cliff Bergere put this car in a ditch during the 47 Indy 500. Weve read that Bergere left the race with a burned piston after 62 laps, after leading for much of the race. Welch put him into another car, replacing the other driver, and Bergere finished in Fourth Place. In 1948, after spinning out twice in practice, Bergere left Welchs team.