Bill Van Allen poses behind the wheel for track photographer Vince Mayer during the 1971 season at Santa Fe Speedway.
(Vince Mayer Photo)

Bill Van Allen (in the checkered shirt) poses with a number of people after winning the third and final 100-lap "leg" of the 1958 "Chicago City Series" stock car event at Raceway Park.  Joining in the trophy presentation are (left to right) starter Tom Plouzek, O'Hare Stadium promoter Bill Cherney, overall City Series champion Bill Lutz, Van Allen, Raceway Park co-promoters Pete Jenin and Jimmy Derrico and announcer Wayne Adams.
(Bud Norman Photo)

In their Studebaker Hawks, Bill Van Allen and Bud Koehler battle on opening day at Raceway Park in 1958.
(Bob Sheldon Photo)

Bill Van Allen and his Lark battle Dave Hirschfield (#77) during a 1963 late model stock car race at Santa Fe Speedway.
(Vince Mayer Photo)

Bill Van Allen and Dick Nelson battle during the 1970 National Clay Track Championship at Santa Fe Speedway.
(Stan Kalwasinski Photo)