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Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-15-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

Lee, not only having a dad (your dad) race in that era and having grown up in that era, your insight to these moments in racing history are fascinating!! Most of us only got to read about that era...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 12-23-2013, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

I remember seeing your fire on another site, talk about heart breaking, what a loss. Your stuff is always welcome on here, no matter the "vintage".
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 12-19-2013, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

Neat shots Joe! Looks like both photo's are San Bernardino, that track had a relatively tall wooden guardrail around it. The 2nd photo looks like the #16 and #15 could Leonard Faas team cars, Perry...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 12-18-2013, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

A historian on Facebook states the driver is Bill Cassidy, the track is Arden Downs in Washington, PA. Said the driver was only slightly injured, no year given.
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 12-16-2013, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

Yikes! never seen that one before, hard to tell what year and what track, I'd guess mid 30's, could even be late 1920's. Does not look good for that driver.
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 08-28-2013, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

Bill,
I remember dad talking about the Plemmons crash. The area outside the guardrail looked small, but dad said the car rolled a couple times when it got over the wall!
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-26-2012, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

Bob, that was Jim Rigsby, and it was a fatal, the car landed hundreds of feet outside the speedway, (Dayton, OH. I think), and it burned. One horrible crash for sure. Lee, your photo's are...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-17-2012, 09:36 AM
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Views: 91,591
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

Probably the most dangerous division in the old days, the "Hot Rod" or "Roaring Roadster" division. Cars were loosely regulated at best, very cool and interesting race cars, but man, dangerous....
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-17-2012, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

Jerry Lee, and Bob, great stuff, man I'd stay away from that #2 midget, some cars are cursed, that looks like one. Don't think I've ever seen a driver wearing shorts!?!
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-14-2012, 10:11 AM
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Views: 91,591
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: "Wreckin!

Had to include our esteemed member, Larry Dunham, what a spectacular photo, caught the car at full speed, mid flip in mid air!!!...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-14-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 91,591
Posted By Mitch G.
Amazing vintage crash photos

Usually we don't dwell on crashes, no one wants to see a driver hurt or equipment destroyed. However, most photographers would probably agree some of their most spectacular work would be capturing...
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