Page of 1950s
West Coast Sports Car
- Loaned by Tom Cardin (RIP)
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Page easier to negotiate
First title is Mr Cardin's designation unless otherwise noted
My history with these pictures will be set out after the last entry
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I think it belongs to Shakey Jake
Art Arfon's Green Monster in Kuzma's shop blew a tire at (ends)
second of his two speed runs the next day, Arthur Arfons blew a
this time at a speed estimated at 600-plus. " (Maybe November,
Jim Hall in the Chapperal, Riverside
Jim Hall at Riverside
Don't cross traffic to pits
Jayne Mansfield at Riverside
Lloyd Ruby and
Sam Hanks at her right, I believe
to view a program (404?)
Among the experts at The AutoSport Nostalgia Forum in 2004, there
was near-concensus that these photosother than the wet Vetteswere
not made at Santa Barbara, in spite of the author's having labled
them with names containing "... sb...". Likely candidates
A/P and Minter
Field, near Bakersfield.
Roger Ward, Sam Hanks, unknown, JC Agajainian and Jho
is "Lippy" Leo Durocher, a major figure in baseball at
"Jho" is Johnnie Parsons, 1950 Indy winner
(who gave me his autograph at the Carrell Speedway midget races
Ken Miles judging Vette at Ambassador concourse
I'd be delighted
to know if that is Ken's son, Peter, in the sunglasses
Carroll Shelby at Riverside or Pamona
Tom retired to Chama,
New Mexico, where he and his wife, Mary, hosted a B&B.
He pursued an interest in steam trains, as well as photography.
During a nineteen-nineties
cruise of the Internet, in search of material relevant to sports car
racing at Torrey Pines, I came across a few pages by A
Name I've Forgotten. He had apparently obtained Mr Cardin's digitized
photos, and set them free on the Web. All unbeknownst to the author/photographer.
A little more searching led to my finding a way to make contact with
Mr Cardin, who was amazed to know his work had been put out there where
it could be seen by all and sundry. He very kindly gave me permission
to further spread the valuable resources, for "Education, research,
and personal use only". And he sent me copies of all he had control
over, on CD-ROM.
The images are displayed in pretty much the order I took them off the
CD. If there is a better way to see them, I might promote or demote
one or another. I'll also add reasonable commentary
as it occurs to me. I know I have several more photos from this negotiation.
I will add them as they surface.
Here's one for you, if you're really interested in the early development
and interpretations of Photos By Cardin: Have a look at an Autosport
Nostalgia Forum thread I started in 2004 and had forgotten about.
I keep thinking about the tiny images on the KTUD site, most of which
can be shown in larger versions, and all of which I remember seeing
as such; however, those that don't currently have big ones to look at
could possibly be lost forever. What a disappointment that KTUD's links
from the thumbnails are FTPs, and lead nowhere.