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Old 10-06-2011, 06:13 AM   #14
Thomas E
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Default Re: Larry McLaughlin leaves us

Originally Posted by 83x View Post
Question Guys: When I was a young kid going to lakeside watching the coupes late 50s and 60s there was a coupe sponsored by a flower shop it had a pot of flowers bolted to the top of the car. I'm sure the car was #38
was that Larry McLaughlin?
Sorry 83x that wasn't Larry. That was Jack Capps in #38 at that time in the early 60's. You are right about the Flower pot, Jack was sponsored by Lehrer's Flowers, the flower pot was bolted to the top for a while, the CARC officials had jack move the flower pot to the rear deck in front of the rear window, there was a safety issue about the flower pot come off the car. Jack's previous Lakeside Stocker was a 1934 Ford, #38, sponsored by Krebs Auto Wrecking, Krebs was in that area on West Evans and south of the more visible wrecking yards.

Jack Capps and #38. From left to right, Carl, Jack Capps, Jack's dad Jimmy Capps, Larry Ginardi (not sure), unknown.
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