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NUTS AND BOLTS IN NASSAU TOWN

Nov. 26, 1962
Nov. 26, 1962

Table of Contents
Nov. 26, 1962

Yesterday
Bear's Bad Day
Ancient Warrior
Three Girls
  • A covey of attractive young girls, whose riding styles are as different as their personalities, has brought a fresh wave of excitement to the autumn horse show circuit by competing often and successfully with the very best male equestrians from the U.S. and other lands

Army's Dietzel
Amateur Athletics
Pro Football
Cursed Swamp
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

NUTS AND BOLTS IN NASSAU TOWN

For most of the year Nassau drowses under balmy skies. But for a fortnight in late fall—they call it Bahamas Speed Weeks, mon—unmuffled hell breaks loose, and so, Artist Marc Simont found, do some of the balmiest types around

Next week it starts again—many of the world's best sports cars and drivers are noisily on display at Nassau, before a wonderfully diverse audience that always includes small boys with adhesive feet and backsides. They'll cling to their perches until it's all over, and the cars embark (right).

This is an article from the Nov. 26, 1962 issue Original Layout

Exotic species thrive under Nassau's tropical sun. Here, as a flagrant example, is a Speed Weeks Pit Man, positioning a Formula Junior driver (hirsute subspecies). He may not be dressed like a pit man, or be shaped like one, but he's a pit man, nevertheless, and a pretty distinctive doll, isn't she?

Nobody thinks of Speed Weeks as all racing. For mechanics it may mean desperate nightlong toil (left) if there is trouble beneath the hood. Yet racing somehow intrudes even in Nassau nightclubs. Ignoring the 40-26-38 damsel who's doing the limbo, a table of buffs (upper right), is outrageously engrossed in car talk. The sailor is not a motor racing fan. When the fortnight is done and the crowds have gone, there is a Bahamian remedy for overracing. The man at right indulges in it—a rare old analgesic concocted principally of West Indies rum.

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