Ed’s father Jake Flemke. Photo courtesy of Rachel Shiflet.
Image thanks to Bones Bourcier.
Harvey Tattersall Jr is in the middle. Thanks to Ed Flemke Jr.
Early 1950s. L-R: George, Ed and Jake Flemke, in front of Jake’s Garage, 269 Oak Street, New Britain, CT. Photo courtesy of Rachel Shiflet.
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.
L-R: Ellery Vanesse, Ed, Jake Flemke.
L-R: George, Ed, and Jake Flemke in front of Jake’s Garage. Photo from Rachel Shiflet.
1954-07-31 – Riverside 500 win. Ed’s co-driver Buddy Krebs is second-from right.
L-R: Ed’s cousin Ellery Vanesse, Ed, Jake Flemke. Photo from Rachel Shiflet.
1955-07-30 – Riverside 500.
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.
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.
1957-04-20 – Riverside. Ed is with Jocko Maggiacomo prior to the season’s opening race.
1957-04-20 – Riverside.
1957-06-30 – Riverside. Buddy Krebs on the left.
1958-07-06 – Riverside Park with Jocko Maggiacomo.
L-R: Promoter Harvey Tattersall Jr, Ray Garuti, Ed, Starter Al Parent and Richie Garuti.
1958 – 07-06
Ed’s first wife Christine is holding the trophy. George Flemke is third from the right.
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.