Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tom & George

Driver Tom Arntz appears a bit peeved in this photo from Atlantic City from 30-some years ago, and car owner George Spafford doesn’t look all that happy, either. But it’s just an unflattering photo – both men were generally cheerful and a pleasure to have at the track.

Perhaps the reason for the unhappy faces is that neither driver nor owner had the success with this car that they enjoyed with the traditional upright number 30 that preceded it.

In the background of this shot is the Smith rear-engine #5 that is currently awaiting restoration for participation with the Vintage Club.

The Arntz name remains active in racing in this region. The next generation – also named Tom – is a regular participant with the Vintage Club.