Richie Garuti

Moe Gherzi was the first driver of the Garuti brothers’ #14. In 1956 Richie Garuti brought Ed into the team as a second driver, in their new #28. A year later Moe left the team, leaving Ed to be their only driver, which he continued to be until the end of 1958 when he left to drive his own car. Ed also drove for the Garutis occasionally in 1964 and 1969 and regularly in 1970.

Richie Garuti

Eastern States Exposition – Ray Garuti is second-from-left, Richie Garuti is in white shirt lying on his side and looking back at camera. Photo was taken by John Grady and provided by Jojo Farone to Racingthroughtime.com.

Richie Garuti

Richie is on the right in the white t-shirt. I believe this photo was taken in 1969, when Smokey Boutwell was the regular driver of the #14. Eddie became its regular driver in 1970. Photo via Glen Tavares, from the R. A. Silvia collection.