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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Exotic Street Iron in Austin

These are from 1968, and I’m only posting the more interesting ones. They started having street races in 1963 for the Aqua Festival. I didn’t go until 1964, and then I did not have a real camera. The SCCA people … Continue reading

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New York City Scape

I first visited New York City when the USS Randolph docked there in 1960. Eventually I went to work for a company that had systems installed at various locations in Manhattan, and I would sometimes spend days at a time … Continue reading

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Flat Out at the Dome

I remember a time there wasn’t an Astrodome. It was the first of its kind domed stadium when it opened in 1965. It was just right for indoor motorcycle racing, and the first national championship even was held in 1968. … Continue reading

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