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Photo ID # H04.17.11_UNK_BON_UNK_0050M_2
Car #: #40
Driver (s) : Tony Bonadies
Location: Unknown
Date: 1950's
Photographer: Unknown
Photo provided by: Bonadies Family
Comments: Not sure where the above photo was taken, but it looks like "Maryland" on the car, and also looks like it is a "Rambler Country Club."
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04.17.11 Ed Duncan That might be West Lanham Speedway where he won a 400-Lap race.
04.18.11 George Gwynn Wow....this picture looks like it's right out of the movie The Big Wheel
starring Mickey Rooney.....one of the better racing films ever made.

George Gwynn
Frederick, MD
04.18.11 Larry Jendras Jr. Ed has got it right. That is Tony who took the win in NASCARís first 100 miler in a Short Track division race. The 400 lap race was known as the Lanham Grand Prix held on the 1/4 mile asphalt oval in West Lanham, Md on July 13, 1951. He finished ahead of Fonty Flock and Pappy Hough.

The car was owned by Williams Nash Motors of Bethesda, Md. The Rambler was the smallest car on the track and never made one pit stop. According to owner, Larry Williams, the car only used 6 gallons of gas and burned no oil.
04.27.11 Kevin4345 I love the art deco font used on the number.  Notice the tape wrapped around the side mirror and the leather belt holding the door shut
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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