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”.
Springfield. The Garuti red #28 is in the background.
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.
Photo by Shany Lorenzet, via Vintagemodifieds.com and Racingthroughtime.com.
1969 – Riverside.
1970. Photo courtesy Mark Southcott.
1968 – Eastern States Exposition race at Springfield.