ARCHIE BLACKADAR   


Photo by McIver  -  Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie, in his flagging days - probably at Northeastern.


Contributor Unknown Sorry, I used to Know
Archie, unfamiliar without his glasses, is featured in theis early Thunder Road program.

 

     There were few nicer men in the world than A.K. Blackadar. No matter what position he held in NASCAR, Archie was always accessible and friendly. He did everything, but I think he was a flag man at heart. I guess I may have seen him work the flags somewhere, but my recollection is as Chief Pit Steward at tracks like Catamount.


Bob DoylePhoto
Courtesy of Cho Lee

Archie and Skip Easter
at Northeastern.
 

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Awarding Dwayne
Remick the checkers
at Northeastern
around 1959.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie and Bob Doyle,
In Victory Lane at
Northeastern.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie
looks on in the background as Paul Martell [3J] and the driver of car 48 enjoy a joke in a race lineup
at Northeastern.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie hands off the flag
to Bobby Waugh at
Northeastern.
 
Courtesy of Glen Gadapee
Archie, hands on hips, is
clearly disgusted at what
happened to Glen Gadapee's
car.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
via
Mike Watts, Sr.
Around 1959 - flagging at
Colchester - Bayview
Speedway.
 
Courtesy of Ken Paulsen
via Cho Lee

Archie hands off the flag
to Tony Colicchio in Andy
Cote's 0.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie talks to track
crew in front of the
ever - present Hardwick
ambulance.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock
and Bobby Castine

Archie working the payoff
booth at Airborne
around 1960.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts, Sr.

Archie as an Airborne
official around 1972.

Bob Mackey Photo
via
Mike Watts, Sr.
Kinda looks like Archie handing off a flag to Johnny Gammell at  flagging at
Colchester - Bayview.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock
and Bobby Castine

Archie  at Airborne
possibly with Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

Archie  at Airborne
around 1960.
 
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

Archie  at Airborne
with another official.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Flagging at Thunder
Road some time
after 1960.
 
 
Courtesy of Steve Fisk
This is a very early Thunder
Road shot of Archie. Check
out the RR ties instead of
the frontstretch wall.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Putting himself in harm's
way at Thunder Road
at the start of a feature.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Keeping an eye on things
from the flagstand at Thunder
Road some time
after 1960.

 
 
Courtesy of Mark Austin
Jumping out of Mike Osborne's
way after a feature win.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie eyes car 70 warily
as it scrapes by him on three
wheels.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie
flags off a heat at
Otter Creek Speedway
in 1961. The all white car
is none other than Beaver Dragon.
 
 
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie
watches from
the track as Dick
Gammell's car is cleaned
up at Northeastern.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie
reaches for the
Caution flage as Dwayne
Remick spins.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie is in the background
as Jack DuBrul shows off
his Avanti at T Road in the
early '60's.
 
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie displays the green
 flag to the field for one more lap. Note the RR ties instead of a wall.
 
 
176 Racing.Com Site
Archie hands off the flag
to Norm Chaloux
  
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
1965: NASCAR sportsman
 days. Jean-Paul Cabana wins
a feature at  T Road.

  
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie hands
off a
 heat flag to Ronnie Marvin, who finished high  in NASCAR national points that year, 1965.

 Photo Source Unknowm
With Gene Bonnette
at Catamount around 1967.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Bucko Branham

With Charlie Trombley
at Airborne.

Courtesy of Cho Lee

With Tom Curley
and Lennie Stockwell.

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Archie and
Chuck Blanchard.
 

Courtesy of Chris Companion

The other pre-
season Catamount
promo shot.

 Photo Source Unknown
One of two pre-season
promo shots for Catamount.
  
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Officiating at the retirement
of long-time flagger and
official  Pat McGraff.
 

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Ar
chie looks on from the
track as Dick Gammell's
Car is cleaned up.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
In Victory Lane with
Norm Chaloux and
his car owner.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Ar
chie rushes in with
the track nurse at a
 bad T Road crash
.
 
 
Courtesy of Paul Bellefeuille
Keeping an eye on things.
 

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Around 1967 -
congratulating
Larry Demar at Catamount
as Ken Squier looks on.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
At the handicapper's stand at Catamount, talking to
Beaver Dragon and Tom Tiller

Courtesy of Chris Companion
Around 1972 -
an unusually
dressed - up Archie surveys
the damage from Ray Pretty's
Hurricane Division crash.

Source Unknown
In the executive suite
at Oxford Plains
with Bob Bahre,
Dick Bahre, and
Tony DiPompo.

Dragon Family Photo
In the braintrust
at Oxford Plains
with Bob Johnson,
Dick Bahre, and
Beaver Dragon.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
In the pits at Thunder
Road around 1990 with
Bob Doyle, another man
who got pushed out way
too soon.

Courtesy of 176Racing.Com
Archie and the track nurse
arrive at the scene of a
farirly serious wreck.

Courtesy of 176Racing.Com
Archie looks on from
the track as the crew
starts to clean up
another wreck.


Photo Source Unknown
Archie and Pete, at yet another track.


Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie and Pete being honored by NASCAR's Pete Keller and presented by Ron Barcomb.


Courtesy of Paul Mascitti
Some of Archie's NASCAR patches. Sadly, they were bought
off the internet from an unnamed source.



Courtesy of Paul Mascitti
Archie's VFW membership card.

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Archie's flag set. The only one that didn't survive was the green.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Archie's flag set.


Courtesy of Cho Lee
Those very flags, beside the track, at Otter Creek in 1961 - with Archie in action.
The white coupe is Beaver Dragon's first car.

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