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M.V.S.C. Jalopies

M.V.S.C. Jalopies

Fry, Ned H.

Paperback

Motor Sports

ISBN13: 9798502208239
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: May 10 2021
Pages: 108
Weight: 0.81
Height: 0.28 Width: 8.50 Depth: 11.02
Language: English
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY SPEEDWAY CLUB: THIS PHOTO ALBUM BOOK REPRESENTS THE M.V.S.C. JALOPIES YEARS OF RUFF AND TUMBLE RACING. MY NEIGHBOR WAS KIND ENOUGH TO TAKE ME TO THESE EXCITING JALOPIE EVENTS FOR 3 SEASONS. AS A WIDE-EYED YOUNG PERSON, THESE DRIVERS WERE BRAVER THAN BRAVE. DRIVERS DID NOT WEAR NOMEX UNIFORMS, NOMEX SHOES OR GLOVES. NECK SUPPORT AND FULL-FACE HELMETS HAD NOT BEEN INVENTED YET. MOST DID NOT HAVE SHOULDER HARNESS AND THEY ALL USED WW2 AIRCRAFT LAP BELTS. ROLL CAGES WERE MADE OF WATER PIPE AND IT WAS RUM0RED ONE EVEN OF CONDUIT. IT WAS FULL SPEED HIT AND RUN RACING ON OLD COUNTY FAIR 1/2 MILE HORSE TRACKS. NOT REALLY SET UP FOR CAR RACES. I WITNESSED HORRENDOUS CRASHES; IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE THESE DRIVERS SURVIVED. WATCHING THESE RACES HAD A BIG IMPACT ON MY DESIRER TO BE A RACER.

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