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Photo ID # 11.08.03_HOR_COK_UNK_0070_1
Car #: #(unsure)
Driver (s) : Jimmy Horton
Location: Unknown Bridgeport (Thanks Rob)
Date: 1970's
Photographer: Bob Sweeten
Photo provided by: Ralph Richards
Comments: I'm not sure if that's a bottle of Coca-Cola Jimmy has there, but one thing is for sure..."It's the Real Thing... 

From his early Pigmy #43 to his Nazareth Champ Car win, to his Syracuse accomplishments, to the ARCA superspeedway streak, from the Winston cup highs of driving the Tide washing machine when Darryl was on the mend, to the Winston cup lows of landed in the Alabama dirt at the bottom of the hill beneath turn 1 at Taladega, Jimmy is the "Real Thing."   

While lacking the huge dollar backers that it took to crack into Winston cup even in the 80's, I don't think anyone questions the talent that Jimmy has always shown as a driver no matter where or what he was racing!  While most are aware of Jimmy's talents behind the wheel, many are not aware of Jimmy's ability to create and set up very fast race cars.  He is a huge talent and like only a handful of others, he has continued to be on top of his game for the past 25 years!

Jimmy is "The Real Thing."

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11/27/06 Rob Sweeten I believe this is Bridgeport, I base that on the hundreds of pictures I've developed with my dad and the lights across the track I clearly remember.
11/27/06 3Wide Great photo.  One of my favorites Rob - Please let your dad know how much its appreciated here in the Vault.