THE GOLDEN BATHTUB FLIPS

November 08, 1954

Rounding a sharp turn during a race for tiny Class G and H sports cars at Thompson, Conn., Driver David Findlay's brakes locked. His modified Crosley, nicknamed "The Golden Bathtub," caromed off a sand embankment, flipped back onto the track, finally stopped upside down (next page). Findlay stuck with his rolling car while his competitors were flagged down

Righted by the other drivers, The Golden Bathtub is pushed off the track. Findlay emerged from the spill shaken but unhurt. His plastic-bodied car suffered only minor damage. Officials ordered the race to be rerun from scratch; the winner was Henry Rudkin Jr. in a Bandini

FOUR PHOTOSDANIEL R. RUBIN

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)