Im a capricorn, that explains my shit luck!!!! Thanks, rich!
Irish Rich said:I'm not too sure on this one.
The race he refers to was a boardtrack race on the 1 1/4 mile Los Angles Motor Speedway, in what is now Beverly Hills. It was on Thanksgiving Day, 1920.
The driver and mechanic that were killed were Eddie O'Donnell and Layll Jolls, who were both in a yellow Duesenburg, and Gaston Chevrolet, who was in a red Frontenac.
Green was a bad luck color in racing way before 1920. It comes from astrology, and the sign of Capricorn. One of the astrological traits of Capricorns is that people born under this sign are thought to be not as lucky in life as people born under other signs. There is also an old superstition that Capricorns are a "jinx" to be around, and that their "bad luck" will rub off on other people.
By coincidence, the astrological color Capricorns were given was........green.