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THE GOLDEN BATHTUB FLIPS

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Rounding a sharp turn during a race for tiny Class G and H sports cars at Thompson, Conn., Driver David Findlay's brakes locked. His modified Crosley, nicknamed "The Golden Bathtub," caromed off a sand embankment, flipped back onto the track, finally stopped upside down (next page). Findlay stuck with his rolling car while his competitors were flagged down

Righted by the other drivers, The Golden Bathtub is pushed off the track. Findlay emerged from the spill shaken but unhurt. His plastic-bodied car suffered only minor damage. Officials ordered the race to be rerun from scratch; the winner was Henry Rudkin Jr. in a Bandini

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DANIEL R. RUBIN