Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tom Mix

Interesting trivia.   Slots/holes were cut in the floor of Tom's car so he could drive without having to take his spurs off.

Tom Mix's 1937 Supercharged Cord 812 to feature Amelia Island ...

Tom Mix Car Crash | E3 Spark Plugs News

Tom Mix car restored in Wellington - Wellington Daily News

Mix was driving north from Tucson in his beloved bright-yellow Cord Phaeton sports car. He was driving so fast that he didn’t notice–or failed to heed–signs warning that one of the bridges was out on the road ahead. The Phaeton swung into a gully and Mix was smacked in the back of the head by one of the heavy aluminum suitcases he was carrying in the convertible’s backseat. The impact broke the actor’s neck and he died almost instantly.   Geez..............

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