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Race day is serious business but if you're not enjoying it, ya might wanna think about a new profession.
Check out the grins on #94R Ronnie Nelson and #45 Darrel Dovel. Sac Mile, 1964.
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& another =Fast= guy with a Grin !
 

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Even tough guys smile when it's fun.
Gary Nixon. 75mile road race (44 laps X 1.7mile course) 1964, Marlboro Raceway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Robert F. Bissel photo
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& a pic of Gary with what one would say, more than a Grin :)
 

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And the original... or at least an original 8X10 print.
I have yet to find out if this is actually a Bob Myers produced photo but the print I'm working with is period correct, complete with a crease or two and thumb tack holes in the corners. :eek: The guys were in Cali at that time (of course Nixon was! :rolleyes:) This scan of the image doesn't do justice to the patina, but the photo comes from the collection of a prolific motorcycle race photographer who had this kind a relationship with Nixon. Gary even worked in Bob's shop and lived at Bob's house, rumor has it until Bob's wife said "he's got to go!" :ROFLMAO:
Anyway. It has become an icon of dirt track history. Maybe bigger than Nixon himself with current fans... and I always love seeing it still being appreciated!
 
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Here's another shot of Gary with a smile during that same California trip after he won the Sac mile.
Lunch break is over. Gotta get back to work. :confused:
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A =fast= guy & forever legend he is.

Here's a cover pic of one of the famous J.C Agajanian caricature programs, where Gary is featured in the cartoon for Sacto in 1968.
 

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