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Robert Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 31 May 2014 07:49:04 -0400
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SARATOGA SPRINGS >> The Saratoga Automobile Museum will present an
exhibition of photographs showcasing the events depicted in the recent
Ron Howard movie, “Rush,” which told the story of the rivalry between
two Formula One racing drivers of that era -- the Englishman James
Hunt and the Austrian Niki Lauda. The images in RUSH: Photographs by
Frank Whitney, on view from June 14-November 2, will be familiar to
anyone who’s seen the movie.

The photographs were taken in 1975 and 1976 at the Canadian Grand Prix
at Mosport Park in Ontario, Canada and at the U.S. Grand Prix at
Watkins Glen in central New York State in September and October of
those two years respectively. The photo of Lauda crossing the finish
line at Watkins Glen shows the elation of his pit crew; it was the
first time that Ferrari had won the United States Grand Prix and the
first time that a driver who won the USGP also won the World Driver’s
Championship for that year, so it’s a photograph of an historic moment
in auto racing history.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library