Year:  Late 50's
Driver:   Unknown
Photo Contributed by:  LVC Fan Photo Credits:  Irv Condron
The Back Story: 

This fella has some explaining to do when he gets home and tells his wife he not only crashed his race car, but has to pay Uncle Lou fifty bucks to replace the wood boards he splintered exiting the speedway.

Actually, this is typical late 50s action. The car was more than likely a non Ford usually raced at asphalt tracks in the area, such as Empire, Pine Bowl, Rhinebeck, and Riverside, as a secondary class.

Also, how can you not appreciate the quality of this photo?  If you ever take the time to look back in old magazines and programs, the photographers back then were always on top of the action, with superb in depth quality, sharpness and timing with inferior photography equipment back then by today’s standards.  What ever happened to the intense shots like these?  You can actually see the wood splintering and the drama of being involved in an accident back in the days when every accident brought an unknown level of harm to the driver because of such poor safety equipment.



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