His racing and life with photos and printed material
By Tom Avenengo
Due to the size of this article, I’ve had to break it down into five parts.
Some of the 1940’s and his Outboards.
Photo from 1946 taken at Hinchliffe Stadium – notice the number all wrinkles. I seem to remember it as a paper grocery bag, taped to the tail.
Johnny, at speed, in his Outboard
Johnny with some close friends. He’s right behind the number – the short one. His shirt was yellow & blue.
Johnny, getting his outboard moved, with a little assistance!
Same car as the # 163? I’m not sure! Front bumper looks the same. Stands are full, though, at Hinchliffe! RF looks bigger than RR, doesn’t it?
Johnny drove other Outboard powered midgets in the mid to late 40’s, one of which is this # 2, below, with Charlie Miller in the seat.
On occasion, Johnny would also get in the Eddie Allen # 18 Outboard, pictured here with Charlie Breslin in the seat.