1953 – Rhythm Inn.
Car owned by Leo Matte.
Rhythm Inn. Car owner/builder Leo Matte is on the left.
It is perhaps evident from this photo why Mr Patnode was known as “Big Ed”. Image from Speedwaylinereport.com
It is clear why Ed Patnode was known as “Big Ed”.
Photo via Speedwaylinereport.com.
Springfield. The Garuti red #28 is in the background.
Here again one can see why he was known as “Big Ed” Patnode.
Photo by Shany Lorenzet, from Racingthroughtime.com.
1964 – 10-12 – Seekonk Columbus Day show. Photo by Bill Flood.
Ed is on the left, car owner and builder Leo Matte is on the right.
A Leo Matte car. Photo by Bob Farlee.
Photo by Shany Lorenzet, via Vintagemodifieds.com and Racingthroughtime.com.
Eastern States Exposition, Springfield MA. This car was owned by Leo Matte. Photo by Mike Anop.
1968 – Eastern States Fairgrounds in West Springfield MA. Photo by C&F.
Eastern States Exhibition. Photo from Racingthroughtime.com.
1969 – Riverside.