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.
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.