This is said to have been Rene’s first racing car. Photo from Brad Charland.
1949 – Kingsbridge Armory in NYC. Photo by Doug Post.
Danville Fairgrounds. Co-owner Hardy Campbell is on the left. Photo from Joey Campbell.
A young Rene is on the left. Photo from Catamountspeedway.com.
1951-52. Perk’s real name was Jack Thomasson.
Photo via Otto Graham.
1953 – Red is in the air, Ralph Moody (later of Holman and Moody) is on the ground.
Photo from Brad Charland.
1954 – Monroe County Speedway, Labor Day race.