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 Post subject: Cool old poster
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:46 am 
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LeMay opened up many of the SAC bases for sportscar races. 1953 & 54 at OFFUTT, where 40,000 people showed up. I think the main reason a lot of old foreign sports cars were around the Omaha/Lincoln area in the 50s/60s was due to the Air Force Base.


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:20 pm 
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I was in SAC from 1956 through 1965. It was a win-win situation for LeMay's guys. We could work the races and some of the money generated helped to improve our lives on base.

Wish we had a few LeMays around today........

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:32 pm 
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Bill,

Is that an original? There is a reprint that has been sold on eBay over the last couple of years and I was wondering if anyone out there had an original.

I lived in Omaha from '68 until '74.

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:40 pm 
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bil brown wrote:
I think the main reason a lot of old foreign sports cars were around the Omaha/Lincoln area in the 50s/60s was due to the Air Force Base.



Makes sense. I remember my college days in Lincoln in the mid-80's there were some great used car lots (I think around "P" Street) that were lousy with 60's era sports cars. I used to drive some crazy old car for a few months and then go in and trade up/down on whatever caught my eye. It was like a playground back then, little did I know I should have kept a few of them :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cool old poster
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:44 pm 
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Yes, it`s original and crusty on heavy card stock paper. It was stuck to another before I got it. Google this race to see entrants names, car makes, and results. I got this from "4camspeedster" on ebay who has a large inventory of these old SAC race posters from many tracks around the country.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:47 pm 
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My Father had this exact Omaha poster in his "den" back in the 60's and 70's. (They are called man caves now)
I have since inherited it and his 356, and your photo is exactly like it.


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