Monthly Archives: April 2014

Evel Knievel at Green Valley

As promised in a previous post, here are some photos from 1973. This was the┬ádo-or-die shot I mentioned before. Cycle News asked me to cover the event and get some shots. I knew the big shot would be the jump, … Continue reading

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Small Town America

My last year in high school I had this camera my sister gave me, and I took this photo. It’s on the main street of the small Texas town where I grew up. A few weeks ago I posted a … Continue reading

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Fuel Dragsters at ARP

They built Austin Raceway Park about 1966 and soon had drag races there. Crowd control was slack in those days, and I again finagled a photographer’s pass to get close to the action. My first shot was right at the … Continue reading

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Bob Gill at Green Valley

I dread assignments like this. Actually, this was not an assigned shoot, but the following year I did one when Evel Knievel came to do an exhibition jump, which was supposed to be the warm-up for his famous Snake River … Continue reading

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Tracks from the Past

A few hours hike from where I was born is one of those special places on this planet. About 40 years ago I returned to this place and took some photos. Here is one: About 115 million years ago dinosaurs … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Drags

This was May 1972 at Green Valley Raceway near Fort Worth. I’m usually not into drag races. They are all or nothing in just a few seconds. Lots of sound and fury, then the fun is over until the next … Continue reading

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Definition of DNF

DNF is short for Did Not Finish. There are various reasons a rider may not finish a race: He can lose interest and stop for coffee. Course officials can object to something he has done and remove him from the … Continue reading

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