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Motion Pictures Ray Keech: First American over 200mph

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,561


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Ray Keech: First American over 200mph


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  2. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,333

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Interesting subject with upcoming speed week

  3. Our rule book was truly written in blood.
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  4. Just because a TJJ Blog and its resultant H.A.M.B. thread can never have enough pics:

    White TRIPLEX with driver Ray Keech.JPG
    White TRIPLEX with driver Ray Keech - Photo by Bettmann.jpg
    White TRIPLEX with driver Ray Keech - at Daytona Beach Florida.jpg
    White TRIPLEX with driver Ray Keech - Photo by RacingOne.jpg
    White TRIPLEX with driver Ray Keech (25-JAN-1929 photo by Imagno).jpg

  5. must have sounded awesome.
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  6. Nacifan
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 184


    T at Daytona1928.png
    As amazing as this land-speed-er of Mr. Keech's is ...what about the VERY COOL "T" Hot-Rod to the right ??
    Sans Fenders, Big"Ballon" Tires, No rear body and..
  7. Retrolad
    Joined: Apr 19, 2022
    Posts: 3


    Thanks for posting this film of Ray Keech! Great to see him in action! Wife's family is related as her grandmother was a Keech and Ray was her Uncle. He is still talked about in the family to this day and his tragic death at Altoona, following the win at the 29 Indy race. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing outside Dillsburg Pa., has a great archive file on him and pieces of the Altoona board track. There is film of his death at Altoona, but it is no longer on YouTube. If anyone has that, it would be appreciated by the family. There is rumor that his 29 Indy Simplex #2, although wrecked, was rebuilt and may still exist somewhere in Florida. If anyone knows about that car please post it. The love of cars is still very strong in the family. It was the Keech story that inspired my son (15) to start a T speedster, hence our joining the HAMB. All the best to the HAMB community for keeping it all going, Retrolad
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