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I know nothing about this image. Was in with my family photos. I don't recognize anyone. Anyone have any ideas? View full size.
My friend took this pic; we burned a roll of film trying to get some good action shots. This was 1983 in Plano, Texas. View full size.
396 Big block going into a '69 Camaro. Dad is always helping me do something! View full size.
My friend and I drove all night from San Jose, almost ran out of gas in Nevada in the dead of the night. It may not look it, but I was toasted from driving that far in one shot. We got to the south rim right at sunrise. View full size.
Best Grandparents ever!! My Mom's folks. I took this pic probably around the mid 80s. View full size.
Pre-race inspections at the now-defunct Meadowdale International Raceway in West Dundee, Ilinois. The track property is now a forest preserve which pays tribute to its racing heritage. The silver Corvette in the upper right corner is part of the Nickey Chevrolet Racing team, on which my grandfather was a mechanic. From a collection of my mother's family slides. View full size.