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Vintage photos of:
1954. Merv D. and Jim W. tangle in corner #2 with typical cheapskates looking through windows, standing on rooftops or on pickup truck boxes not willing to pay the 25 cents it cost to come in the main gate. Hundreds of fans did, however, to the most entertaining Wednesday nights I had ever enjoyed as a kid in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay). View full size.
Local jalopy driver and fan favorite Louis T(white helmet) is always in some kind of trouble with the judges or with another driver. Photo taken circa 1954 at the CLE fairgrounds track in the middle of town, in Fort William Ontario Canada, now Thunder Bay, Ontario. The best days of my childhood life. View full size.
My great-grandfather on my father's side of the family on the left holding the map, not sure who the person is. This is from a series of pictures when my grandmother was about 6 or 7 and the family went on a road trip to Yellowstone from Burley, Idaho, around 1920. Proves that even back in the early days of motoring, men always refused to ask for directions from strangers, or maybe great-grandpa here is breaking that rule.
Early 1900's Alexander "Sandy" Greig was owner of a Coach for Hire business in Carnoustie, Scotland. All his coaches were of course horse drawn. In this picture the local automobile dealer was trying unsuccessfully to sell him on changing to the new "horseless carriage" Sandy did not trust the new phenonemum phenomenon and stayed with his horses. View full size
1957-1958. All relatives from my father's side. Far left is my aunt Judy (as seen in my previous post "Uncle Butch and Aunt Judy"), next to her is my grandmother, below her is my father Roger, and the far left of the negative is my uncle Jack (as seen in another post with the shark jaws). View full size.
My uncle Butch and aunt Judy in my grandparents' front lawn. Unsure of the exact year but it is early 1980's. Someone ID the car in the background and that may lend a good idea. My aunt worked at a tire store in Knoxville, TN. Thus the Pirelli tire T-shirts. This image just makes me laugh. They are just a hoot. Then and now. Kodak 35mm transparency.