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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 17, 2019.
A photo from a very old album, bought at an auction. Most of the pics were from WW1, though this one is a bit later.
This is Kathy Kohner. Kathy became famous as the real life "Gidget". Her father was a screen writer and Kathy told him all about the guys she met surfing at Malibu beach (where this photo was taken). He dad wrote the book, and it was purchased by a Hollywood studio and made into a movie in 1957. She started surfing at the age of 15, sometimes trading her peanut butter and radish sandwiches for chances to ride. She associated with such influential surfers as Miki Dora, Mickey Munoz, Dewey Weber and Tom Morey. Kathy is 78 years old this year. She was named No. 7 in Surfer Magazine's 25 Most Influential People in Surfing...
Marilyn Monroe and her Cadillac
Steve Mcqueen Bud Ekins Triumph desert motorcycle racing 1964
1961 Von Dutch Kenny Howard
Early Radio or spies at work LOL
1925 An auto show in Chicago's North Side
GEORGE KLASS REMEMBERS...
Kathy was the real deal, in the days of long boards and before wet suits.
For many years, Kathy worked at "Dukes Restaurant" on the pier at Malibu, seating guests. 90% of whom did not have a clue who she was, despite the poster on the wall behind her.
Is there any information on the first shot, Rootie? It's a great shot and I'm wondering if this might be at a URC race?
The second attached shot appears to be Bobby Unser being pushed back to the pits at Sacramento.
And the third shot looks like Johnnie Tolan getting ready to go out at Indianapolis in 1956.
Thanks for posting!
You're right it's a URC race at Harrington Del circa 1965, Dick Mealy in the #29.
dont know if car being pushed off is bobby or not, but car is aggie ex 98 indy car. check A in grille.
1954 Bob Sweikert #17 Johnny Boyd #48 and Johnnie Parsons #45 at Williams Grove,Pa. (From The Ron Heddendorf Collection). possible Joe Sostillio #45, Langhorne per/ Jim NiseJim Rigsby #29,Bill Schindler #7 -Milwaukee,WI 1952Langhorne June 1960. Lloyd Ruby in the #28 John Zink Spl and Roger McCluskey’s #24 Koopman’s Spl. Roger started 10th and finished 5th. Lloyd finished 11th from his 17th starting spot.Ted Horn #24
GA State Fairgrounds/Lakewood Speedway 1946
Bobby Marshman and Rodger WardBobby GrimMike Nazaruk
It is Bobby Unser in the ex-Aggie 98 then owned by the "Lynch Mob" team.
Pat O'Connor in the Nugent Flathead 1952Jimmy Wilburn
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