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"... was the first to glue lug nuts to the wheels."

For years, I have wondered who developed the ingenious yet oh-so-simple system of extended studs with a smaller diameter un-threaded tip, combined with glued lug nuts. And here I see it was the mysterious Mario Rossi who invented that system, or at least part of it.

I wonder if Rossi's cars won any races because of this innovation? I wonder how long it took for it to spread throughout the garage area? Anyone know?
 

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"... was the first to glue lug nuts to the wheels."

For years, I have wondered who developed the ingenious yet oh-so-simple system of extended studs with a smaller diameter un-threaded tip, combined with glued lug nuts. And here I see it was the mysterious Mario Rossi who invented that system, or at least part of it.

I wonder if Rossi's cars won any races because of this innovation? I wonder how long it took for it to spread throughout the garage area? Anyone know?
Racing reference does not list any Rossi wins after the 1970 innovation, so I assume they didn't win any races as a result of the glue.
But they did win the 1970 pit crew contest.

I have no way of knowing but if I were to bet on it I would bet all of the big teams started doing the same thing in just a few races or weeks, two at the most.

It was still a brilliant and great moment. Racing is tough and great talent gets beat on a routine basis.

 
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