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High in the sky on their do-it-yourself grandstand sit Edward C. Roth (left) perpetrator of this contraption, and Jack Brossart. Roth's ingenious invention enables the pair to have an uncluttered view of sports car races, of which both are aficionados, and the entire device can be knocked down into a small bundle that tucks into the back of the car. Contrived of steel rods tailored to measure, the rig supports two porch chairs at an altitude of nine feet with a revolving swing of 120°—a range that is also a boon to Roth's hobby of movie-making. Roth spent all of 10 hours and $30 devising his "skyview chair," and he plans to market it, in such spare time as he can manage from his duties in the Buffalo offices of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Beane. A sometime entrant in drag races, Roth drives the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder that serves as grandstand foundation here.