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A wheel gets ahead

Here’s a photograph from the May 14 1935 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a race car that had unexpectedly lost one of its wheels.

Searches revealed that the driver’s name was likely Jack Ericson. Even today, this image is still available for sale as a poster (here and here, among others), though the date of the mishap now seems to be listed as 1937.

I could find no other information about Jack Ericson. The wheel flying off of his car appears to be all that is left of him in history.

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