This is one of those images that would be hard to believe if we didn’t know the shooter involved. Florida photographer Louis Galanos grabbed this shot of “Fast Phil” lapping at Sebring in 1973 with his faithful pooches, Moss & Fangio. Galanos tells the tale:
“On one of his laps he stopped the car on the back airport straight and let out Moss because the mutt wanted to get out and run. Fangio, with his short legs, was not interested. The photo shows Fangio with his head out the window and Moss keeping pace with the Corvette. Those were the early days of IMSA. While the dogs are long gone Phil still has the vintage split-window Corvette and still races. No wonder they call him “Fast Phil.”
April Fools gag or just another example of how things have changed since the golden years of racing! Read the whole story over at Sports Car Digest.