Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Danny Ongais '81 Indy 500 crash and Billie Jean King vs Bobby Riggs

In Sporting Goods > Tennis > Show & Tell and Paper > Newspapers > Show & Tell.
Newspapers145 of 159Minneapolis Star Journal and Tribune June 27, 1946 Willie Mays announces his retirement
Love it
Like it

vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(373 items)

Probably one of the most disturbing pictures of a Indy or NASCAR crash captured in print, Danny Ongais crashed almost head-on into the wall, trying to make up lost time. The impact ripped the front of his car clean off, exposing his lower torso completely. He suffered severely broken feet and legs and needed the jaws of life to be removed from the car. The second photo is from the pre-match press conference with Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs before their famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match. King beat Riggs convincingly.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.