|Richards "Dick" Hagy|
Richards 'Dick' Hagy was born in Atlantic City in July 1930 and grew up in Philadelphia, his father was a lifeguard. Dick loved classical music and could play piano to a high standard. His claim to fame came in June 1953 at Langhorne Speedway, where he drove the first and only Volkswagen Beetle in a NASCAR race, he qualified 32nd out of 38 and finished 19th after 200 laps! Dick joined the fledgling East Coast 500 scene in 1958 with a Cooper Mk V, 1961, his best and final year yielding five wins and second overall in the SCCA National Championship behind John "Willie" Gadwa. Dick Hagy passed away in August 2012.
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