Image thanks to Bones Bourcier.
1952 – Ed’s first track championship, which he won a few days after he had turned 22, was in Riverside’s Sportsman Division. Photo by Shany Lorenzet.
Car owner Richie Garuti is third from left in dark jacket, his brother Ray is at the back standing on the nerf bar, and promoter Harvey Tattersall Jr is handing the winner’s trophy to Ed. Photo by Shany, from Jo Jo Farone Collection via Racingthroughtime.com.
1956 – Riverside 500. Ed, co-driver Moe Gherzi (with mustache), car owners Ray Garuti on Ed’s left, Richie Garuti on the far right. Photo by Shany, courtesy of Jo Jo Farone, from Racingthroughtime.com.
Although this photo is captioned “1952”, it must have been taken no earlier than 1955, as that was when Ed first drove for the Garutis, and when Richie Garuti (to the immediate left of Ed in the photo) first built a #28, which according to Richie was “twice the car” of his older brother Ray’s #14.
Ed’s first wife Christine is holding the trophy. George Flemke is third from the right.
Standing, L-R, are Riverside starter Al Parent, Pete Dalena whose Dalena Auto Parts was a sponsor of Ed’s car, promoter Harvey Tattersall Jr, Ed’s first wife Christine, and Ed.
At the front are George Flemke and Ed’s brother-in-law Joe Dombrowski.
The man at the back in the cap is Richard “Ziggy” Ziegler, and the man next to him is John Perue (the spelling may be wrong) who worked at the Arute construction firm.
1957 – 09-21.
Ed on right side of left photo. This is from newspaper article prior to Riverside 500.
1958 – 04-06. (Click on image to open)
1958 – 07-06
1959 – This appears to be after Ed and Dick Dixon won the 1959 Riverside 500 (Ed’s 3rd victory in that race). Standing from L-R are Richard “Ziggy” Ziegler, Joe Dombrowski (Ed’s brother-in-law), starter Al Parent, Ralph Bohm (head only), Ed, George Flemke (head only), Ed’s wife Christine, Dick Dixon, Jerry Wheeler (head only), promoter Harvey Tattersall Jr, and Dick Dixon’s father (holding the trophy). At the front are Ed and Christine’s children Paula and Ed Jr.
Photo taken in March, 1959, as printed in Riverside Park 25th Anniversary Program in 1973. Thanks to Mike Anop.
1959 – 03-29 – Riverside. Ed is on the right in upper left-hand photo.
1959-06-18 – Ed shakes hands with his driving partner for the Riverside 500, Dick Dixon. They won. This was Ed’s third victory in the race.
1959 – 08-30. Riverside. Jerry Humiston is second-from-the-left in left photo.
1959 – 05-24. Riverside.
1959. I do not know whether, as predicted in the caption, Ed ever drove the “Flying Zero”.
Christine and Ed Flemke are being given trophies by Riverside Park and United Racing Club promoter Harvey Tattershall Jr.
1961 – Old Bridge Modified Champion.
1961-06-17 – Yankee 500, Ed’s only official race in NASCAR Grand National, in which he finished 12th. Ed drove car #60, a Dodge Dart which must be in the picture at the back.
Jacket that belonged to Ed’s first wife Christine. Labeled as being from 1961, it was probably chosen in yellow as that was the color of the $ car that Ed raced prominently during the early 1960s.
Page from program for Cracker 250 M-S race Atlanta International Raceway, 1966. Photo is from roughly 1961.
This unique photo is from Martinsville, probably in the early 1960s.
1963-01-01 – Bowman Gray. Ed is being congratulated by starter Rufus Crumpler after having won the Tobacco Bowl race for the second year in a row.