|Photo ID #||J08.31.13_SSS_026_ALC_0058_1|
|Car #:||#sSs & #026|
|Driver (s) :||Bob Malzahn and Jackie McLaughlin|
|Location:||Alcyon Speedway - Pitman, NJ|
|Photo provided by:||Ralph Richards|
|Comments:||Comment from Ralph Richards: One of my Favorite Bob Sweeten photos...|
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|08.31.13||3-Wide||Two names that we'll always remember - Jackie McLaughlin and Bobby Malzahn.... I see the checkered flag, but I can't tell who got there first. Maybe one of you guys were there on this night in 1958 and can fill us in.|
According to a Sept 26, 1958 Alcyon Speedway program the date was Sept 19,1958, and this was Bob Malzahn’s first Alcyon feature win. Jackie McLaughlin’s beautiful 026 coupe (Jackie started 1958 in a sedan version of the 026) made its Alcyon debut on Sept. fifth. A Sept 12 Alcyon program has a great Bob Sweeten photo of Jackie holding the checkered flag after winning the third heat on Sept. fifth. Rick Sweeten has access to that photo as well of most of Bob Sweeten’s Alcyon photos from1957 and 1958 (I heard that Russ Dodge played an important role in keeping those great photos available to collectors). This 026 car was also the inspiration for Ralph Richards’ very cool, Jackie McLaughlin 026 tribute car.
September 9, 1958 The consi win was given to Bob Malzahn in the SSS over Jackie McLaughlin in the 026.