Tim Flock — American Celebrity born on May 11, 1924, died on March 31, 1998

Julius Timothy "Tim" Flock was an American stock car racer. He was a two-time NASCAR series champion. He was a brother to NASCAR's second female driver Ethel Mobley and Bob and Fonty Flock... (wikipedia)

Back then the cars had a trap door that we could pull open with a chain to check our tire wear.
It was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible!