Friday, October 25, 2013

Bulldog Racer

Here’s Leigh Earnshaw, Jr., in Rex Green’s “Mack Special” in Atlantic City’s Convention Hall in 1969.  (Click the photo for an enlarged view.)

Earnshaw never made much of a splash in his limited appearances with the ATQMRA, but he most certainly made up for it when racing the ARDC midgets:  He became a four-time ARDC champion, winning the series title in 1973-74-75 and once more in 1980.  Earnshaw remains a highly respected member of the racing community today, some 30+ years after his retirement from competition.

Rex Green was known to everyone as “Doc,” because he was a physician and the company doctor at Mack Truck in Allentown, Pennsylvania – hence the “Mack Special” on his Crosley-powered car.  He was also one of the nicest gentlemen in racing, one of the guys who makes us miss "the good old days."