Post by haflinger121 on Oct 17, 2011 11:00:49 GMT 1
Found this great picture in 'another place'. It was supposedly taken in 1947 and the USA, but no other info was available. The thing is, I think the driver looks a bit like Clark Gable...what do you reckon guys?
I have a feeling Gable did drive from time to time but I'm not sure. Then I wondered if it could be a publicity shot from the movie To Please A Lady, but that is dated 1950 and they didn't take three years to make a film in those days!
Or the (probably sketchy anyway) date of '47 could just be wrong...
Post by youtubefiend on Oct 19, 2011 22:51:01 GMT 1
Notice something about Clark Gable in the car? He's wearing a short sleeve shirt - driving without proper body protection was banned in the USA. The photo appears to be some sort of pub licity shot - is it a photo? - or a high def artist's impression. Has anyone seen the film or the DVD to know how Gable appears?
Post by bobjeffreson on Oct 24, 2011 8:44:49 GMT 1
...."driving without proper body protection was banned in the USA." Not sure when it was banned. I have many photos like this. Here is Jud Larson driving in his distintive white T shirt. This was taken at Reading Speedway in 1955. That's 5 years after the movie was made.
I can remembr my Dad racing saloons in the mid-fifties, wearing rolled up shirt sleeves, if it was cold, he would put his jacket on. The only time he wore a helmet (an ancient cork one at that) was after he rolled his car at Oulton Park, and the "officials" insisted he wore one for the rest of the meeting (that was after jacking the cars roof up, and welding the drivers door shut to complete the rest of the days racing.