Located a short distance away from the crash site is a sculpture made of concrete and stainless steel surrounding a tree outside the Cholame "post office" and Jack Ranch Cafe.
He finished first overall in Saturday's novice class, and second overall in the Sunday main event. Dean also raced the Speedster at Bakersfield on May 1—2, finishing first in class and third overall.
His final race with the Speedster was at Santa Barbara on Memorial DayMay 30, where he started in the eighteenth position, worked his way up to fourth, before over-revving his engine and blowing a piston. He did not finish the race. Dean was told that the Lotus delivery would be delayed until autumn.
On September 21, as Dean was finishing Giant, he suddenly traded in his Speedster at Competition Motors for a new, more James dean and faster Porsche Spyder and entered the upcoming Salinas Road Race event scheduled for October 1—2. He also purchased a new Ford Country Squire station wagon to use for towing the "Little Bastard" to and from the races on an open wheel car trailer.
He also painted "Little Bastard" in script across the rear cowling. The red leather bucket seats and red tail stripes were original. The tail stripes were painted by the Stuttgart factory, which was customary on the Spyders for racing ID.
Hickman says he called Dean "little bastard", and Dean called Hickman "big bastard".
Warner had once referred to Dean as a little bastard after he refused to vacate his temporary East of Eden trailer on the studio's lot. And Dean wanted to get "even" with Warner by naming his race car "Little Bastard" and defiantly show that despite the racing ban during all filming, Dean would be racing the "Little Bastard" in between projects.
Guinness thought the car appeared "sinister" and told Dean: Dean originally intended to tow the Porsche behind his Ford station wagon, driven by Hickman and accompanied by professional photographer Sanford H.
Roth who was planning a photo story of Dean at the races for Collier's magazine. They stopped at the Mobil station for gas on Ventura Blvd. The group then headed north on the Golden State Freeway and then over the "Grapevine" toward Bakersfield.
Route later SR As Reventlow and Kessler were leaving, they all agreed to meet for dinner in Paso Robles.
Dean accelerated in the "Little Bastard" and left the Ford station wagon far behind. Further along on Routethe Porsche crested Polonio Pass and headed down the long Antelope Grade, passing cars along the way toward the junction floor at Route and Route As Turnupseed's Ford crossed over the center line, Dean clearly seeing an imminent crash apparently tried to steer the Spyder in a "side stepping" racing maneuver, but with insufficient time and space, the two cars crashed almost head-on.
A witness, John Robert White, reportedly saw the Spyder smash into the ground two or three times in cartwheels,  and landing in a gully beside the shoulder of the road, northwest of the junction. A woman with nursing experience attended to Dean and detected a weak pulse in his neck, but according to the woman, "death appeared to have been instantaneous".
He was severely injured as his vehicle took the brunt of the crash, suffering a broken neck and massive internal and external injuries. Dean was pronounced dead on arrival at 6: The cause of death listed on James Dean's death certificate is listed as a broken neck as well as multiple fractures of the upper and lower jaw along with both right and left arms broken as well as internal injuries.
Turnupseed was only slightly injured with facial bruises and a bloodied nose. Hickman and Roth arrived at the accident scene approximately ten minutes after the crash.
Hickman assisted in extricating Dean from the wreckage. Roth took photographs of the accident scene which were acquired by Seita Ohnishi, a retired Japanese businessman who would later erect a memorial near the site. After other testimony by the CHP and witnesses to the accident, the coroner's jury came back with a verdict of "accidental death with no criminal intent", finding Turnupseed not guilty of any contributory wrongdoing in the death of Dean.
Turnupseed went on to own and operate a very successful family electrical contracting business in Tulare. He died at the age of 63 from lung cancer in He worked for Porsche's testing department and international rally and racing teams during the s. He died in Julyin KupferzellWest Germany, in another auto accident when he lost control of his car and crashed into a residence.
He was 53 years old. It featured Dean dressed as the young "Jett Rink" talking about how driving fast on the highway can be more dangerous than racing on the track. At the end of the segment, instead of saying the catchphrase "The life you save may be your own", Dean ad-libbed the line "The life you might save might be mine".
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James Dean is seen here talking to one of his “girlfriends,” the year-old Swiss actress Ursula Andress. This photograph was taken at a benefit for the “Thalian’s Ball” on August 29, at Ciro’s in Hollywood and shows them in a non-combative mood. The sexually ambiguous Dean may.
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