1968 FV Race Galveston TX

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1968 FV Race Galveston TX

Postby rhaynes93 » July 5th, 2018, 2:10 pm

My hometown newspaper ran this photo on July 12, 1968. Action shot of two vees; one flipping over.
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Re: 1968 FV Race Galveston TX

Postby FV80 » July 6th, 2018, 8:17 am

Pretty nifty 'catch' by the photographer considering the equipment available at the time. I believe there was a local track in Galveston back then .. or maybe it was just close by.
Do you have the actual newspaper from back then, or did the paper run a reprint recently?
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Re: 1968 FV Race Galveston TX

Postby rhaynes93 » July 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm

I don't have the actual which was a UPI photo. What you are seeing is a photo of a page from the original 7/12/68 newspaper which is in a binder. A facebook page that I follow has been showing pages from the newspaper (The Morganton, NC News Herald) from 50 years ago. The UPI stock photo must have just caught someone's eye 50 years ago. I don't think there was any connection. There could have been someone on the paper staff who was into sports cars. I remember being aware of the Chimney Rock Hill climb which wasn't far away, but i wasn't aware of Formula Vee till much later. Stock car racing was more popular in the area.
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Re: 1968 FV Race Galveston TX

Postby BLS » July 7th, 2018, 2:02 pm

Hello rhaynes93 -

Any connection to RB Haynes, FV driver back in the 70's?

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Re: 1968 FV Race Galveston TX

Postby rhaynes93 » July 8th, 2018, 7:04 pm

not that I am aware of
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Re: 1968 FV Race Galveston TX

Postby BLS » July 9th, 2018, 11:56 pm

Thanks
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