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Drove all night from San Jose and got to the south rim at the crack of dawn. View full size.
Raced an 82 IT175 3 hour hare scrambles in July 1983 in Austin, Texas. It doesn't look like it, but I was about dead after that race. The last hour was just hanging on and trying to not crash. My arms were like rubber. It was 101 degrees. View full size.
They were afraid of the water for the longest time, but once they got wet, they liked it. Well, that wasn't the best idea ever. View full size.
Doing some bodywork on somebody's car for extra money. I got pretty good doing body work by experimenting on other people's car. I think I didn't charge enough; I started turning jobs down. View full size.
My brother snapped this 35mm Kodak Tri-X negative as a former high school classmate left (Fled? Took it on the lam?) from this newsstand at 1241 Fourth Street in San Rafael, California. At the time this was one of two newsstands downtown. That was in addition to Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney, Macy's plus all the other kinds of stores that made San Rafael the major shopping spot for Marin Country - that is, until shopping centers started popping up a few years later.
If I didn't know better, I'd think that guy might have been Elvis. View full size.
I don't know what year my grandfather took this photo of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building, but I'm guessing it was 1948 or 1949. View full size.
A farmer known to my family (but, sadly, not to me) smiles at the photographer - presumably my grandfather - in this early-1950s shot from Honey Grove, Pennsylvania. View full size.