LINK PETTIT       
 


     Through the good graces of a friend, Joe Grossetti, I now have a good collection of Link Pettit photos. Schenectady, New York's Pettit, whose team hailed from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, looked more like a high school librarian than a stock car driver. Opinions of him range from Lebanon Valley immortal to vastly overrated. I saw him race only once, so I have no opinion other than I appreciate these fine pictures of racing long past. I did meet Link at a breakfast gathering in Watervliet in July of 2007, and I found him to be a fine man - so I am going to go with the Valley legend label.


Petit Collection
Link, in the early 1950's, with his own 00

 


Photographer Unknown
One of the nicest -
looking stock cars of
that era. Probably
for Empire Speedway.

 


Photographer Unknown
An older version of
the RU21

 

John Grady Photograph
Another earlier car-
probably 1950's.

Les King Photo
Link, in action, on
Pico Raceway.

From Joe Grossetti
A beatup home shot
of Pettit with his
familiar late model

 


From Joe Grossetti
Another version
of the 200 - at
Dempsey Pontiac

From Joe Grossetti
The full 200 crew.

From Joe Grossetti
Receiving a trophy
at the Valley, with
Primo Grosetti at
the left.

From Joe Grossetti
A home shot
of the crew loaded
up for a Saturday
night show in July
of 1963.

 


From Joe Grossetti
A 1962 victory lap.

From Joe Grossetti
via Otto Graham Site

A chuckle in victory lane.

From Joe Grossetti
via Otto Graham Site

The whole Pettit gang.


Pettit Collection
Link, in the early 1950's, with the Brush Radio 27 - at Pine Bowl.


Grossetti Family Collection
Mrs. Primo Grossetti with some of her sons and other children
of the 200 pit crew.

McCarty Family Photos of Another Link Car

 


McCarty Family Collection
Courtesy of Joe McCarty

The McCarty racing
#38, in Victory Lane
at the Valley.

McCarty Family Collection
Courtesy of Joe McCarty

The McCarty racing
#38, in Victory Lane
at the Valley.

McCarty Family Collection
Courtesy of Joe McCarty

A closeup of Link in
The McCarty racing
#38
.

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