• Motley Crew

    Training run before the big race

  • Maxwell Special

    Eddie and riding mechanic on the bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Day 83

    Johnny Salo leads into hometown, Passaic, NJ

  • Hat in the Ring

    Eddie in his Nieuport 28

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