Above:  Gerald R. “Skeeter” McKinnie in 1954


Left:  Gerald R. “Skeeter” McKinnie with a owned by John Goertz of Newton, Kansas.  Skeeter was stationed at the Navel Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas at the time.



Skeeter McKinnie would go on to win the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1996 as a car owner for driver Sammy Swendell.




Photos from the Gaylon Albright collection


Jay McKinnie