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May 11, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When an Indiana sportswriter dubbed Ralph Liguori "Ralphie the Racer" several decades ago, it was hardly a compliment. Liguori, after all, was the answer to a trivia question: Who tried hardest to get in the Indianapolis 500 and never made it? From 1959 to 1968 he came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Tampa to make the race. He never made it to the starting line.
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May 11, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When an Indiana sportswriter dubbed Ralph Liguori "Ralphie the Racer" several decades ago, it was hardly a compliment. Liguori, after all, was the answer to a trivia question: Who tried hardest to get in the Indianapolis 500 and never made it? From 1959 to 1968 he came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Tampa to make the race. He never made it to the starting line.
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April 13, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mel Kenyon's wife, Marieanne, has been in a semi-coma for more than a year but Kenyon, the winningest driver in midget car history, fervently believes she will come out of it some day. "Her motor mechanics are shot," Kenyon said. "They're not hooked up to her body. Her mind is working, but she is locked in her cylinder. She could be right today or she may never be right, but I'll never give up on her." The paralysis is the result of two bicycling accidents.
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