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John Bentley
August 23, 1954
THE SPEED MERCHANTFor this amateur mechanic, tinkering with automobiles was a relaxing hobby after the grinding competition in which he won fame as a tennis player. Possessing tremendous speed and power, he achieved a seldom accomplished mastery of a whole repertory of tennis strokes from killing service to powerful overhead smash. At his best under pressure, he was U.S. champion at 19, the next year added the Wimbledon title and then went on to win two thirds of nearly 400 professional matches. After quitting tennis as professional champion, he became a top-flight golfer. Now the Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles, has as pro:H. Ellsworth Vines
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August 23, 1954

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THE SPEED MERCHANT
For this amateur mechanic, tinkering with automobiles was a relaxing hobby after the grinding competition in which he won fame as a tennis player. Possessing tremendous speed and power, he achieved a seldom accomplished mastery of a whole repertory of tennis strokes from killing service to powerful overhead smash. At his best under pressure, he was U.S. champion at 19, the next year added the Wimbledon title and then went on to win two thirds of nearly 400 professional matches. After quitting tennis as professional champion, he became a top-flight golfer. Now the Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles, has as pro:
H. Ellsworth Vines

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