Friday, May 7, 2010

An MG in Old Mobile

Way back when, this photo appeared in an issue of the SABCC NEWSLETTER with an appeal for information about the event noted on the banner. The car is a 1952 MG TD and it is promoting the "Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Championship Stock Car Race".

The photo was taken by the Thigpen studio on August 4, 1952 on the United Fruit Company's banana dock on the Mobile River. Do you know anything about this event? How about who was behind the wheel of the MG? Where was Lakeview Speedway?

For more historic photos of the Mobile area, visit the University of South Alabama Photo Archives. I promise that it won't be a short visit.

By the way, there's a photo of the GM&O terminal from the mid-sixties with a Triumph TR4 in the parking lot. See if you can find it!

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