18 Off to a Sizzling Start
Hot bats and hot arms are treating baseball fans to some of the finest early-season shows in years
24 Lurch, Wobble—and Gobble
Such are the tactics of Washington's muscular crew, which added the Western Sprints to its victory string
26 'What a Fiesta We Will Have'
Three men and a horse look forward to the Belmont, the Triple Crown and unending shouts of Viva!
32 The Slide-Rule Boys at Indy
By leaving nothing to chance, Roger Penske and Mark Donahue have engineered Indy's fastest car
40 Not a Place for Everyone
An overgrown centuries-old millpond in tidewater Virginia is still ideal for bass—and for poachers
62 Out of This I Get Not a Nyickl
So says George Parnassus, but dollars flow around the man who is the world-champion fight promoter
80 Rocket Heard Round the World
Not even Wernher von Braun could have devised such an amazing missile. Rodney (Rocket) Lover is just outasight
97 For the Record
98 19th Hole
Cover photograph by Ken Regan
Credits on page 97
The fastest Indy of all time is in prospect as some swift Young Turks take on the established stars of the Brickyard in this year's 500. Robert Jones will be on hand.
NBA-ABA All-Stars will settle which league has the better top players when they meet in the Astrodome on Friday—if the owners, who could stop it, let the game go on.
The Himalayas are a high goal in the new holiday travel rage—trekking. Jeannette Bruce explores their rugged joys in an hilarious trek that is always more up than down.