1962. That is brother Eddie Allison, who for years was the chief mechanic for Donnie and Bobby, on the nerf bar.
1962 – Bristol.
Donnie is in the car, Bobby is on the right. Their brother Eddie, who for many years was a top mechanic, is in the center.
Although not the best photo, this is a rare record of the color of Bobby’s and Donnie’s cars.
Eddie Allison is in the middle, Bobby on the right.
1967 – Martinsville. Bobby is leading in what was a new Tant-Mitchell coupe that Ray Hendrick initially did not like, followed by Donnie in the Wood Brothers’ #21 and Ray in the older #11.
1967 – Martinsville. The 2x coupe of Bob Judkins, driven by Ed, took pole with a new track record but was a DNF in the race, which was won by Donnie Allison in the Wood Brothers #21. I believe that Don MacTavish is in the third car.
Holding the flag is Eddie Allison, who for years was the chief mechanic on the cars of his brothers Bobby and Eddie. Photo from Coastal181.com.
Donnie with the restored car at Darlington in 2009.