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Photo ID # c08.10.06_GRP_BCK_FLM_0074_1
Car #: #various
Driver (s) : Frank Cozze #44 (1st in line), Andy Horne#15 (4th in line)
Location: Flemington
Date: 1974
Photographer: Andy Horne
Photo provided by: Andy Horne
Comments: If you're in your mid to late 40's (2006), and you used to go to Flemington in the early to mid 70's, I challenge you to look at this picture and not get sucked in...

I look at this picture and I'm 14 all over again...  I'm at the races, and its early in the show (Rookies are on the track), and I'm not worried about much else in life.  I probably rode up to the track in the back of my dad's pickup all the way from South Brunswick, past Freddy Dmuchowski's farm in Middlebush, over the canal..., through the hills of Neshanic..., made the right at Ponatowski Brother's Equipment...  past Howie Cronce's house (maybe Howie's still outside making a couple of last minute adjustments...) and into our parking spot between turn 1 & 2. 

I'm not worried about work... or car insurance... or taxes... and come to think of it, I probably don't even have a girlfriend yet, and at 14, who freakin cares, because I'm at Flemington, and the show is about to begin, and that's all that matters.

Thanks for such a great photo Andy.

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08/12/06 Paul Garzillo Very moving comments Joe, brought a tear to my eye.

You are right, this is the rookies, because I see Frank Cozze's #44 at the front. This was Franks rookie season, and he was the rookie champ in 1974.
08/14/06 Nick Leach The red coupe at the back is Johnny Leach n his rookie year - wow!
08/31/06 WP Beautiful Scenery.... 
Fella's, I could not have said it any better, I am in that age category and if I was there that day and Im sure I was with my Aunt and Uncle and older brother I can hear me saying to myself " I hope this day never ends". I was down at the department store last weekend and just sat there and stared out into the openness of nothing that now stands in time,big time depressing but people are selfish but THANK GOD for our memories. THANKS FELLA'S AWSOME JOB!!