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Jews in the Land of Disney: Entrepreneur Les Neumann, racecar driver at 60+


Joan and Les Neumann in their MGB.

How does a nice Jewish boy from the Bronx grow up to become a racecar driver? Meet Les Neumann. He now lives in DeLand, is semi-retired and races on the Vintage Race Car Circuit. This is no small potatoes - he is nationally ranked.

It all started in 1954 when Neumann's mother's cousin married a girl from Hungary. While on their honeymoon, they toured the Morgan Motor Company plant in Malvern, Worchester, England, and ended up buying a car and having it shipped home to the states.

"Back then the Morgan's were dirt cheap," said Neumann, who was only seven years old when he saw the car and kne...

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