OVR is very proud to receive an archive of photographs from Joel Topolosky and Ron
Lester both former members of the Region. The photos are in the
OVR Gallery. Many
of them date back to the early 1970ís and probably a few are even earlier. There are
photos from National Trail Raceway, the OLD Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course when Les Grebling
owned it, Westland Shopping Center when we ran Solo events there, the old Powell Speedway
which is now covered with a housing development and some locations that I havenít
identified yet. There are photos of cars, people, support vehicles, Mid-Ohio without
guardrails, course marshals in shorts, a meeting in which the 5 point racing harness was
apparently being introduced.
There are photos of banquets from the past: many people from the past; itís fun to realize that some people in the club used to have dark hair and mustaches. There are cars from series that no longer exist and there are cars that have been running for 40 years and are still running. Ron and Joel claim that there are nearly 4000 photos in the archive and if youíve been around for more that a couple of years, go looking for yourself and some of the people you used to hang around with.
I join all the other Members of OVR is saying a very heartfelt THANK YOU to Joel and Ron.
2009 August, Mary Jane Berchak