In 1950th when Indianapolis 500 was a part of World Driver’s Championship Ferrari decided to try their luck at the Old Brickyard. In 1952 Scuderia Ferrari entered Alberto Ascari as works driver to Indy 500 on a 375 model modified for specific oval track conditions. Three new Weber 40IF4C carburettors brought power output to 380 hp, the wheelbase was lengthened, and the chassis and suspension were strengthened. In addition three 375s were provided for American entrants – Johnnie Parsons, Johnny Mauro and Bobby Ball. Johnny Mauro’s car was entered as Kennedy Tank Special #35. William E. Kennedy Sr. and William E. Kennedy Jr., owners of Kennedy Tank Company sponsored Indy race cars at the Indianapolis 500 from 1936 until 1952, and Ferrari 375 was the last entry by Kennedy Tank in Indy. Mauro tested the car, but did not make qualifying attempt due to lack of speed. Ferraris by Ball and Mauro are from UAN, promotional 500 pcs Brumm limited edition issued in 2000.
|1952||AAA National Championship||Indianapolis 500|
|Johnny Mauro||35||Johnny Mauro|
|Ferrari 375 Indy||Ferrari||Kennedy Tank Spl.|