Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dirt Track Jalopy

Here is a rare colour photo of Barry Kettering, a local driver taken in the mid 1950's. He was one of my personal favorites. He drove #47 for a few years then changed his number to #57. Barry was a great guy that went on to fame in the sprint car world in the US. Sadly he was killed in his sprint racer years ago. These guys were daredevils in their own right and as a kid I remember going to the local exhibition track to view all the excitement with my dad. My love of dirt track racing in the late '60's brought me to do a little racing myself and also to restore a vintage '32 Ford Modified dirt track car a few years ago....more photos to come.

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