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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 9th, 11, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hello From Missouri

Hello, most people call me Ed. However over the years I have been called many names, especially when I was racing Camaro`s on a figure eight race track in Indianapolis, IN.
I am older than dirt now, retired and live like a hermit at the edge of a national forest in Missouri.
My main hobby has been racing. I love the sport and now that I no longer compete I enjoy watching almost anything that goes fast.
Although I have won many first place trophies during the time I was competing, my main accomplishment was when I won every major race in the figure eight class one weekend, driving my 1972 Camaro figure 8 race car, using only one hand. The week prior to June 9th I had an accident that disabled my left hand and arm.
The weekend after my accident that severed my left thumb and badly damaged some of my other fingers, the Speedrome Race Track was having a big week end where they were putting on what we referred to as the twin fifties, two fifty lap races on the figure eight track. It paid extra money and extra points if you could win one. They held one event on Friday night and the other on Sunday.
My crew bolted a steering knob to my steering wheel, they then smeared Pro Grip on the knob and a right hand glove which glued the two together, they then duct taped my casted bad arm to the inside door roll cage bars and told me to go give um hell.
Friday night June 9, 1978 I won the Race Of Champions and the fifty lap feature race. Sunday night June 11,1978 I done it again, winning both the Race Of Champions and the fifty lap figure eight feature race. We not only captured both trophy dashes and both features, we also captured the lead in the points system. After that weekend they started calling me the, "One Arm Bandit."
For verification. The article was printed in the Speedrome Souvenir Program, Vol. 1 # 12. Dated June 16th, 17th, 18th .
PS; I love to talk racing, especially short round track and figure eight racing. My favorite cars were the first and second gen Camaros for those types of race tracks.

Other things of interest about me.
At one time I had the blue prints on the front frame stub modifications for the McLaron road raceig teams that were racing in Europe. I have since donated those blue prints to the University of Rolla Missouri, where they are building and competing in some type of solar powered race cars.

I was also a horder of chevrolet parts. At one time I had a tractor trailer load of good used chevrolet drive line parts. However most have now been sold off to people restoring old chevrolets.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 9th, 11, 03:12 PM
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welcome here. I knew a figure 8 car driver. craziest man I ever met. one of the best I ever met also. hope you have some pics to post. mark


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Welcome, Ed. Good story and all we can do now is to laugh about the stunts we pulled for the extra money - more go-fast parts for the car(s).

Physical therapy I would imagine has helped with the hand. We Men do adapt very well. Not only to these instances, but to other situations presented upon us at the time.

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