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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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1972 Austin Aqua Festival

They started having sports car races during the annual Austin Aqua Festival about 1963. I went there in 1964, and by 1968 we convinced the organization to include motorcycle races, as well. In the summer of 1972, just before we … 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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Stock Photo Adventures

The first of a continuing series on the adventures of stock photography Five years ago I was out in North Hollywood with Greg, another photographer and also a co-worker on an aerospace contract. We took a day off and went … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted With Venice

I have to say our concerns about Venice were overwrought, and you should consider this.  How, we thought, could we possibly stay in Venice.  The place is so popular and so compact, hotel accommodations will be either non-existent or else … Continue reading

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Evel Knievel at Green Valley

As promised in a previous post, here are some photos from 1973. This was the do-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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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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