Had a great time at Lynn Paxton's 70th birthday party/roast today at the EMMR at Latimore Valley. So many more old great racing stories were heard there. Lynn Paxton is not only one of the funniest guys around, he's also the most knowledgable when it comes to racing in central PA.
The deal was Lynn Paxton had to be tied up and gagged before the roast started, so he couldn't talk. Lynn likes to talk a lot and we should all be grateful that he does. He's a riot. Ken Johnson did the honors.
Ken Johnson tells a few jokes and stories as Paxton sits back and takes it.
Bobby Allen said "Lynn Paxton was the only driver to ever turn around in his seat and look back at him, right in the face, while racing down the Williams Grove backstretch at speed!"
He must have had real loose seat belts to do that. Those guys were crazy back then.
Bobby Allen Fan Club banner hanging in the EMMR.
Keith Kauffman had 'em laughing.
The always funny Stan Lobitz. Great guy. He does a lot for racing and keeping the history alive.
Van May tells a few funny stories. Van is always entertaining and interesting to talk to. Can't get enough of Van stories.
Lynn Paxton entertained us in the EMMR, talking history with Keith Kauffman.
Happy 70th birthday, Lynn Paxton.
Mel Stettler pointed out this Tommy Hinnerschitz bill from Hiram Hillegass and noted the cost of labor for 16 hours- $48 in 1958. (Corrected - Thanks Jim Nise!)
Note the hand formed aluminum race car parts prices.