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Old May 5, 2013, 1:42 PM   #1
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Default Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Circa 1954

No Roll Cages and no guard rails: What could possibly go wrong? In taking these shots, I too was a little ballsy.
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Great shots. Some history there for sure.
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Wonderful, historical photos. What kind of camera and lens did you use back then ?

If you tell me you used a 50mm....I salute you....you had a lot more courage than I.
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Wonderful, historical photos. What kind of camera and lens did you use back then ?

If you tell me you used a 50mm....I salute you....you had a lot more courage than I.
Yeah, this was right after the Korean War, Streets was still feeling the adrenalin.
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"No Roll Cages and no guard rails: What could possibly go wrong? In taking these shots, I too was a little ballsy."

Yes, indeed. Nice shots.
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Yeah, this was right after the Korean War, Streets was still feeling the adrenalin.
LOL....Les
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Thank for comments guys. The camera was a Kodak 828. At that point in my life I didn't know much about cameras but my guess to the focal length is between 35 and 50mm. The 828 format was a bit different than 35mm in size and the fact that the film had paper backing. I believe that it was unique to Kodak. The price of the camera was around $25.00. I found a picture of the camera and it has a 51mm lens.
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Great shots from yesteryear.
I've was always fascinated with the drivers crazy enough and lucky enough to race up that mountain.
And after looking at these shots, I am now just as fascinated with the the photographers who also served as the guard rails.
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A great series of an amazing event.
You may not have known much about cameras back then but you certainly knew how to take a photograph.
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a great series of an amazing event.
You may not have known much about cameras back then but you certainly knew how to take a photograph.
+1 ! ! !
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