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Can you name any of the people?
Leo Bedard on left

Comments...
ice races on Cheshure lake


Can you name the location?
Definately at Bedard Brothers in Cheshire!!


Can you name any of the people?
Man in center is Ron Bedard

Can you name the location?
Bedard Bros Auto Sales, Cheshire Mass

Comments...
Numerous trophies won racing SAAB Cars on Ice


What was the Year?
1966

What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
Outside their Cheshire dealership[

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Those were some of the best races I ever saw.The speeds in which them guys raced unreal.They had no studs just snow tires.I wish we could have them back. Wilker


What was the Year?
1967

What was the Season?
winter

Can you name any of the people?
left to right-Leo Bedard,Ron Bedard, John Kondel

Can you name the location?
Bedard Bros, Cheshire MA

Comments...
Those were great ice races held on Cheshire Lake. The rest of New England Ice Racing events were held on lakes in New Hampshire and Maine. The Bedards were solely responsible for bringing the series to the Berkshires. Bedard cars were always competitive no matter where they raced. The HOT driver of the series was #1 Clyde Billings of Farmington Maine


What was the Year?
1966

What was the Season?
winter

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I still have movies of ice racing at Cheshire Lake in (possibly 1966)when the cars were going/crashing into ice pot holes & bouncing off the plowed snow backs. I have on Super 8 video & converted to VHS. I think it was possibly 400 feet of reel. As I did ice boat racing later, it may be 400 feet of that sport! No names, but knew & helped the SAAB guys from Springfield Sports Car Club that were racing. Dick in Bowie MD


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