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1969 Parnelli Jones - With his gunfighter's eyes, Parnelli Jones awaits the start of the 1969 Trans-Am. Perhaps he's thinking who he'll have to push off the track to win. Thanks to Pete Lyons for this memorable shot
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Right: It's 1968 and the big guns are in town.

Here on opening day of Can-Am practice, Ford's Indy 500 crew chief George Bignotti drops by to pick up a tip from Denny Hulme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Day in the Life of Bridgehampton:

1966 USRRC. Photos courtesy of Ben Weston and available for purchase at www.timelessracer.com

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Above: Denny have a firm grip on Miss New York Region 1968, who is actually an operative employed by Roger Penske to distract the McLaren team from its task of winning every Can-Am race.
The tactic worked.

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Soapbox Racing at the Bridge

(Left) Dreams come true: This soap box derby racer was one of dozens which competed at Bridgehampton in one of the supporting events prior to the big international events in the 60s. The race was held from the final turn downhill to the lightbulb. Track management worked hard to involve the entire family in racing!

 

Photos Credit: Brad Vollmoeller

 

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Jim Hall - Here's Jim Hall being mobbed at the finish line after the 1968 Can-Am, relishing his second place finish and the fact that on that sunny September day, he chauffeured probably the fastest car on the planet.
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