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From what I can remember, he also lettered it the Bardhal Bug. I don't know if it was before or after that crash he had into the crowd at NY National. “Leadfoot” Charlie, had some bad luck with this car. Another time he was up in Canada and was doing burnouts off the line in the Bardhal Bug with the door open and was leaning out to see and he fell out of the cab, landed on the asphalt and drove over himself. Half of the track crew was running to help Charlie and the rest chasing the truck as it rolled down the strip. Charlie had no insurance outside of the United States, so refused to go to a Canadian hospital. He insisted on being driven to the U.S.A. and then having an ambulance called. Charlie was back racing that following year.
Leadfoot" Charile also crashed at NY National in the right lane at about the 1,000' mark. I have a photo I will post. I thought it was the Barhaul Bug that crashed into the crowd. So many of the wheelstanders crashed bach then including the Litte Red wago, that almost took Bill "Mavericks" life.
Andy Plain Busted
So About this VW Wheelstander ...Got two drivers and three names ?Al Hanna ...Leadfoot Charlie and ....Either BARDAHL BUG .....WILD THING OR ....Super HEMI -BUG.... what gives ?...I Remember seeing the Bardahl Bug "testing" at Dover and having real problems trying to 'get it up' ...to the point they quit that day and packed it up.