Frank Mundy, NASCAR Pioneer

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Frank Mundy

Frank Mundy began his career as a daredevil driver, steering cars through burning plywood boards. He raced stock cars from 1949-56 and was one of the founding fathers of NASCAR. Mr. Mundy made only $12,000 in his racing career, but amassed a fortune in real estate. His wife collected art and porcelain greyhounds and their house in Buckhead looked like an antique gallery. I shot this portrait at his Atlanta home in June of 1999.

Mr. Mundy died last week and  a very nice obituary by Rick Badie is in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. On page B-5 if you’re old school or online at http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/obits/stories/2009/05/17/nascar_frank_mundy_obit.html

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