T.G. "Blackie" Blackwell

Car Owner - Mendenhall, MS

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Picture donated by Dean Blackwell

Story told by Dean Blackwell: Here is the picture of my dad (T.G. Blackwell) and some of his salesmen in Dad's roadster at the Shriner's convention and parade in Jackson. At that event, Fugate Cockrell was setting on the back of the car with his feet inside the car on the seat. My Dad gunned the car causing Fugate to flip out of the car backwards and miraculously he landing on his feet. His suit had popped several seams but he was unhurt. They stopped and Fugate got back in the car taking the same position as before. About that time, a photographer showed up with his camera and tripod and said he was not ready last time and could they do the "trick" again. Needless to say Fugate would not consent to a repeat of the feat so the picture the photographer took was not an action shot !

T.G. Blackwell with his favorite driver, Clint McHugh.