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80) Dave Back 
Wilmington, DE
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Friday, 21 April 2017 07:34 PM Write a comment

(80) Hello,

When I was twelve years old my Dad took me to the 1964 Indianapolis 500.

In recent years I have digitized the photos my Dad took of the pace car laps at Indianapolis and would be happy to share them with you.

Thank you for putting together this awesome web site.

79) Tom P 
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Thursday, 6 April 2017 10:32 PM Write a comment

Rich and Vicki must have been babies when their father died? It is great the family gets to attend all these functions and stay involved and keep Dave's memory alive.
78) Tom Burke 
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Monday, 27 March 2017 08:01 AM Write a comment

I hope that I am correct in this recollection,as it has been many, many years, but I recall a picture (that I don't see here), either in R&T or Sports Car Graphic, early in Dave's career, where he was being doused with water in the cockpit of a sports racer of some kind, on a very hot day at some track (Riverside?). Even at my young age then, the picture struck me as the quintessential young driver, giving everything for the sake of competition.I have looked for it since then, but I've not found it.In any case, thank you for making this website. It brought back some great memories. Tom B.

Admin Sunday, 2 April 2017 12:14 PM
Thank you for the comment Tom. The photo you're referring to is from the 1963 LA Times Grand Prix at Riverside where Dave ran Shelby King Cobra CM/1/63 to victory. Go here to see several photos of Dave getting doused with water after the race: []
77) Steve Dixon 
panama city beach florida
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Monday, 6 March 2017 02:46 AM Write a comment

Daves friendship with my father,and visits to his home had a hug influence on my fascination of fast cars,especially the midget racers in his garage.I am in the middle of building a tribute 69 ZL-1 Vette and would love it if one of your family could friend me on face book as I would love to do something to honor him on my car.My dads name was Max,a good friend of Travis,and my dad had a 58 triump tr-3 with a 283 if that rings anyones bell.I will always remember the thrill of the rides when my father and I would come to visit!Thanks for your consideration,and all of Daves contrabutions to the sport.Best Regards,Steve
76) Peter D. 
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Saturday, 18 February 2017 05:29 PM Write a comment

It's hard to read any report about US road racing in the early 1960's without coming across the name of Dave McDonald. He was obviously quite a talented driver. No doubt, had he lived Dave's name would be as well known today as those of AJ, Dan, and Mario are.
Your site is a great way for those of us who were too young at the time to learn more about the man.
75) Scott 
Middletown, Ohio
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Monday, 18 July 2016 12:45 PM Write a comment

I was born in 1972. The Indy 500 was/is the only sporting event that my father cared about. We would make sure we were watching it every Memorial Day and since then I have been to 15 500s. I just read the book Black Noon, that lead to googling for more information about Mr. Macdonald and Mr. Sacks. I came across this website and spent several hours looking at the history here. You have a wonderful website! Its a very nice tribute!
74) roxanne hill 
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Friday, 27 May 2016 12:40 PM Write a comment

hello to the Mcdonald family,

Shelley, I don't know if you remember my father, Milt Hill. we heard a lot about Dave from him. My brother and I got to meet him up at laguna seca when my dad took us into the pits.
My dad thought a great deal of your Dave. I remember my brother and I being so proud to have met him.
please contact me if you wish.
73) Fred Kraft 
Pasadena Ca
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Friday, 22 January 2016 11:54 AM Write a comment

Superb! It is nice to see a website dedicated to the races of Dave MacDonald. He was the favorite sports car driver of our group of friends and this brings me back to so many fond memories. We saw Dave race in California and at the riverside race track I recall he won a couple of races. Dave was truly a gifted driver. Thank you
72) charlie 
laguna niguel ca
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 06:57 PM Write a comment

I had an employee that spoke a lot of Dave mac Donald and said he was related to Dave his name was Duncan MacDonald from el monte ca, he spoke about going to the races, had old photos and programs from many of the races shown and told many of the story’s on your website.
71) Dave Musikoff 
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Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:45 PM Write a comment

So glad that Dave is being remembered. I saw him drive many times, and felt he was definitely one of the very best. And, I remember how saddened I was to hear of his tragic death. One of my favorite photos I shot of him was as he accelerated hard out of the final turn before the pits at Laguna Seca driving Shelby's King Cobra in 1963, with a big grin on his face. That's how I remember him.
70) Frank Temple 
Washington USA
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Monday, 20 July 2015 10:37 AM Write a comment

This is an excellent site! Thank you for keeping Dave's memory alive. Drivers like Dave don't come along often, he had talent very few others could match. Sad day in racing when he died
69) Martin 
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Sunday, 19 July 2015 06:10 PM Write a comment

There are photos on your website I'd really like to use in an upcoming book. Dave is a big part of this book since it deals with road courses raced on in the 1960s

Can you help me?
68) Douglas Donaldson 
Peterhead, Scotland
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Monday, 13 July 2015 11:22 AM Write a comment

I met Dave as he was related to my fathers side of the family (his step father George H McDonald who lived in Eagle Rock). I remember visiting one day when I was young and he was at his parents house and I got to sit in the car and that is still a precious memory knowing what happened
67) Chuck Stapleton 
Cody Wyoming
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 04:57 PM Write a comment

I just finished reading "Black Noon". I had just read the part where Sherry arrived back in LA. When Richie knew he was not going to see his Dad ever again. I had lost my Dad in an accident at Winchester in May of 1954. It really hit a home to me. I was 13 and listening to the 500 on the radio that fateful day. It was good to see your web site. To see your tributes to Dave and all the pictures of the family. Life goes on, but it is good to remember.
66) Michael Moser 
Lexington Kentucky
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Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:27 AM Write a comment

Congratulations to Dave MacDonald's family for Dave's induction to the Corvette Hall Of Fame. No tickets left for the dinner & ceremony but did go to the musuem Friday. Great display of Dave's Corvettes. He is VERY deserving of this honor!
65) Doug Campbell 
Balboa Island, CA
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Friday, 12 September 2014 03:32 PM Write a comment

(65) It was both an honor and a pleasure to meet Rich and Sherry at the Motoman interview of Peter Brock at the Peterson earlier this year! My finace Marissa (in the picture) and I had the luck and pleasure of being seated next to Sherry and Rich. Very, very gracious people. All the best to you and great work in keeping the accomplishments and amazing life of Dave alive for future generations!
64) Philippe Durand 
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:26 AM Write a comment

A small tribute from France.
I just read an excellent article on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the tragic accident. It says clearly that Dave McDonald was undoubtedly about to become a great champion. Sad loss, but it was another time.
63) Tom Borowiak 
Pinckney, Michigan
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Monday, 26 May 2014 02:35 PM Write a comment

I just finished reading the book "Black Noon" about the 1964 Indy 500. I was fascinated by the story and looked to Dave's tribute website for more info. I am so sorry for his family at losing a husband and father at such a young age. By all the accounts I have read he was a magnificent man and a true talent to the sport. Thank you for keeping this website active, it is such a great story to tell.
62) Mike Fleming 
United States
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Sunday, 2 March 2014 09:15 AM Write a comment

Thank you for sharing the memories of Dave McDonald and his family.
61) Bob Winston 
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Friday, 10 January 2014 03:19 AM Write a comment

I think it is absolutely wonderful that Dave MacDonald has been selected for induction ino the National Corvette Hall of Fame. Dave was certainly one of the most talented Corvette drivers (and Cobra too of course) and worthy of this honor.

(PS. I’ve tried several times to post a comment in your guest book but couldn’t)
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