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Vintage photos of:
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.
Hacienda Motel, Indio, California, 1963. One of many motels and hotels we stayed in during a long string of road trips my dad took us on all throughout our childhood. View full size.
Another look at the grocery and family home in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania sometime before 1952. View full size.
Portrait of my father's family taken in 1928 at Wautoma Wisconsin, not far from the family farm near Hancock. In front are my aunt Verona and uncle Bernold; behind them left to right are my grandmother Anna Rathjen Bohn, my father Gerhardt, my aunt Sylvia, and grandfather Herman Bohn. View full size.
The Herman Bohn family, early WWII. From left: my uncle Bernold, aunt Verona, grandma Anna, grandpa Herman, aunt Sylvia, and my father, Gerhardt. Taken just before my dad went into the army, he kept a copy of this photo in his wallet for the duration of the war. View full size.
Philadelphia, 30th St. Station, 1947. My mother and grandparents and elder brother as baby. View full size.
Having some fun.
[It's the statue of Padre Junipero Serra on Interstate 280 in Hillsborough, California, about 35 miles north of San Jose. -tterrace] View full size.