All my friends and I who frequented the famed CLE race track, which today would have encircled the Golf Dome at the fairgrounds would have given our right arms to have their photos taken beside these guys.
These photos were taken in the mid 1950's
On the right he is posing with Ross "Pappy" Fowler.
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On the left, we have Orrin with Wally Prokosh. Wally drove many cars at the CLE but he is most known for his #54 Abitibi Car.
On the right Johnny Zatti puts his racing helmet on Orrin, bringing huge smiles to both their faces.
Here is Orrin with a very young looking Tom Dow, with a few jealous kids looking on.
On the right is Orrin on the left and an unknown young man on the right beside Tom Dow's beautiful '32 Ford 3-window coupe #2 stock car.
|This is how the track looked in the mid 1950's and where Orrin had all those photos taken. Today you would be staring directly at the Golf Dome.|
|A couple of shots of the track in relation to the surrounding area circa mid 1950's at Fair time.|
A big thank you to Russ Wanzuk for the use of the pictures of Orrin and the big boys.