91 - Jay Gonzales

Baton Rouge, LA

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Picture taken in 1978 and donated by Dennis Hill

Here is picture of Jay's racing team. From left to right is Jay Gonzales, Harold Richard, Lloyd "Bap" Cassano, John Ford and Donald Watson.

Donated by John Ford (see the note below from John)

Picture taken in 1971

As told by John Ford: I grew up in Jackson in the 50's and my friends and I rode our bicycles many miles on gravel roads at night to the races at Speedbowl Park. We had no money so we relied on getting a job selling cokes, peanuts or programs to get into the race track. Many years later, while living in Baton Rouge, I met Jay Gonzales, who was in the beginning stages of building his first #91 '64 Chevelle. I helped him complete the car and worked on his crew for about 8 years before I moved away from Baton Rouge.