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1967: Ice-racing tips from the Twin Cities Sports Car Club newsletter

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My late grandfather only left his beloved St. Paul, Minnesota, for two things: one, when he got drafted by Uncle Sam after Pearl Harbor and shipped off to the South Pacific, and two: when he drove his Renault Dauphine, Saab 96, Porsche-engined Beetle, Corvair, or Corvette to a race track. He won a lot of cool trophies and built some crazy machinery during the 1950s and 1960s, and his favorite type of racing took place on ice.

He lived until age 97, eating a very Minnesotan all-meat/no-vegetables diet and drinking lots of Grain Belt beer at the St. Paul VFW, and drove like a red-misty racer until the very end. I inherited his trophies and a stack of ditto-machine-printed newsletters from his local racing club, the Twin Cities Sports Car Club. The January, 1967, issue features an amusing how-to article about ice racing, apparently lifted from MOWOG without permission. Enjoy.


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