Category Archives: Racing

Flat Out

This is from 1969—49 years ago. Back when I lived in Austin there was a lot of motorcycle activity going on. Near Manor, Texas, a horse race track named Manor Downs doubled as a flat track venue. One of the … Continue reading

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Fifty Years

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Fifty years ago we all went to Houston for the first indoor national championship race. The venue was the Astrodome, opened just three years before as the first … Continue reading

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Yesterday Today and Tomorrow in Monaco

We went there ten years ago last fall, but before that we saw the movie. John Frankenheimer directed Grand Prix, which came out in 1967 and featured James Gardner as American Formula 1 driver Pete Aron, and the movie follows … Continue reading

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1968 Austin Aqua Festival

Apparently scans of some color film from the 1968 race. There are people you may recognize. 5X is Byron Black. 4 is Mike Cone. 42 is Dave Carpenter. 119 is David Watkins. 5 (no X) is Johnny Bryant. 116 I’ve … Continue reading

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Talladega 1970

We went there in May. I was supposed to take some photos for Cycle News, but we made a family vacation out of it. It was the first time anybody had been to Alabama. Here’s how the course looks today. … Continue reading

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Austin Raceway Park

Another excuse for posting some photos. My records indicate I took these photos in March 1968. Apparently I was using my brother’s Petri 35 mm SLR. In May 2005 I was out on my own in Tucson without much else … Continue reading

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Bonneville Salt Flats

Seven years ago I was out in Salt Lake City on a contract, and I realized that Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats was coming up. The course is only a hundred or so miles west on Interstate 80, so … Continue reading

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