Bob Hardee

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A photo of Bob with his camera at Paradise Mesa. Photo courtesy of San Diego Prowlers.
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Bob Hardee's membership card for the San Diego Racing Association from 1970. Scan provided by Charles Chenowth.
Scan provided by Charles Chenowth.
Balboa Stadium #2 Midget , Driver Don Cameron ,Trophy girl is 19 year old Raquel Welch before she became a movie star. Photo by Bob Hardee from the Charles Chenowth collection.
Dragsters smokey burn out , Ron Goodsell & Tom Hanna , San Diego Raceway mid 1960's , Ramona, California. Photo by Bob Hardee from the Charles Chenowth collection.
Dragster #502. Owner Jack McLenachen, builders Terry Chenowth & Ron Shoemaker in 1959. This car was later raced to 3 NHRA B/MR championships by Jessie VanDerventer, Best engineered car in NHRA 1961.
San Diego Steel Products Indy Roadster #54. Owner Chuck Chenowth. Builders Terry Chenowth, Roger Sanders, Lou Bingham, Ed Kuzma. Photo taken in 1960 by Bob Hardee. Photo from the Charles Chenowth collection. Photo by Bob Hardee from the Charles Chenowth collection.
Chuck Gibson's 1927 Ford Model-T Roadster photographed by Bob Hardee.
Lou Bingham's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster. Photo by Bob Hardee from the Charles Chenowth collection.
Robert Martinez' 1949 Ford of San Diego, California. Bob photographed the car, and the photos were used on a featured story in Trend Book 122 Custom Cars 1956 Annual.
Bob photographed Larry Cantor's 1953 Ford Club Coupe. The photos were published in Car Craft January 1958.

Bob Hardee was a Bus Driver from San Diego, California. He is best know for being the track photographer at all the San Diego Race tracks in the 1950' 60's & 70's. Paradise Mesa Drag Strip, Balboa Stadium, Cajon Speedway & San Diego Raceway. Bob also photographed custom cars & a lot of his photos ended up in Hot Rod Magazine, Car Craft Magazine & others.


Cars Photographed by Bob Hardee

Chuck Gibson's 1927 Ford Model-T Roadster
Carl Bailey's 1932 Ford Tudor
Bob Lewis' 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
K. G. Fincher, Jr's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Robert Martinez' 1949 Ford
Duane Aspengren's 1949 Hudson - Night Train
Noel Thomas' 1950 Ford Club Coupe
Robbie Martinez' 1950 Oldsmobile 98
Picho Portillo's 1951 Mercury
Phil Hernandez' 1951 Mercury four-door
Phil Schmidt's 1952 Mercury
Larry Cantor's 1953 Ford Club Coupe






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