Whilst doing some housekeeping before heading out for the new year, I came across this gift you see above. It was dispatched by our new friend Ron Hart, the Atlanta photographer who earlier this month was kind enough to send us that never-before-seen color photo of the giant Santa who briefly sat atop Porter Chevrolet on Mockingbird, along with those two photos of Big Tex taken during separate visits to the State Fair of Texas in the mid-1950s.
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This photo, like the others, comes from the camera of Roy Addis, a Tucker, Georgia, resident who traveled the country and preserved his memories on Kodachrome transparencies locked away in a box and forgotten till Hart began sifting through the memories. This particular one, Ron writes, was labeled: "'Freddy' the Friendly Ford Tractor at TX State Fair, Dallas Tex. 1/50 f6 10 ft. 10/12/54." Nothing friendly about it. But it does give me an idea for a Christine sequel.