1960 – 02 – Here’s a picture of the Studebaker when it was still in Connecticut and in perfect condition before Ed and George towed it down to Daytona. I believe that they had put in the car a big V8 which had come out of a Cadillac. Photo courtesy of Susan Dombrowski.
Photo courtesy of Susan Dombrowski.
1960 – Daytona Modifed-Sportsman 200. By the end of this opening lap, a 37-car crash had happened. Ed, who had started 13th, got caught up in it.
1960 – 02-13 – Daytona Modified-Sportsman 200. Ed (34) and Larry Frank (30) were part of a 37-car crash on the first lap of this race. This photo was reportedly taken by George Flemke.
1960 – A small portion of the wreckage from the 37-car crash in the Daytona Modified-Sportsman 200.
1960. The incident started when Dick Foley’s car got sideways. Seeking to avoid directly hitting him at 140 mph, Ed and Larry Frank in the #30 made contact, triggering the 37-car crash.
This still image, captured by Fran Lawlor, shows Ed standing at the left in white t-shirt and dark trousers in the aftermath of the crash.
As the remains of 37 crashed cars are being sorted out, Ed’s #34 can be seen on the left.
This is the start of the race, with Ed in 13th position where he qualified out of approximately 150 entrants and 73 starters. The 37-car crashed happened shortly moments after this photo was taken. Please note that the caption underneath the photo is wrong: the Studebaker was not being driven by Rene Charland, who was not even in this race. Photo from Stock Car Racing magazine.
This is the first lap of the Daytona 250 Sportsman race. Ed’s Studebaker is second from the left.
This image was taken from moments before the 37-car crash. Ed’s Studebaker is on the inside row on the far right in 13th starting position. Please note how closely he is following the car in front, which would have had a big, although at the time not understood, effect on the aerodynamics of his car.
Ed’s Studebaker is easily recognized in 13th starting position.