Larry “Happy” Kramer was used to rides on the wild side. As one of the “Hell Drivers” in Jack Kochman’s Thrill Show, Kramer had no fear of the fast and the furious. Larry proved he was death-proof on Monday, Aug. 11, 1975, opening day at the Altamont Fair. People came to the fair for other reasons: animals, rides and exhibits to name a few.
Larry “Happy” Kramer rides the top of a speeding car during the Jack Kochman Thrill Show at the 1975 Altamont Fair. Happy was a member of the famous “Hell Drivers.” This year’s fair begins Tuesday and runs through Sunday.
Charles P. Cody, left, president of the Altamont Fair, and fair manager Stewart Rombough inspect one of the antique horse carriages on display at the 1975 altamont Fair. The guys are looking at a vintage produce wagon.
Russell Case is all aboard an American Locomotive Co. “4-8-4” engine that was built in 1946. The engine made an appearance at the ’75 Altamont Fair.
Sam the monkey makes friends at the fair. Trainer Parnell Garland makes sure Sam behaves himself.
Midge Peterson, left, and Cindy Pollard demonstrate an old-fashioned way to make cream.
A girl and a horse tour the Altamont Fair grounds on Aug. 11, opening day.
Light-haired lad John Springer of Voorheesville pets a light-maned horse at the Altamont Fair on Monday, Aug. 11, 1975.
Two gentlemen have some fun inside “Clem's Barber Shop,” one of the historic displays at the 1975 Altamont Fair.