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A Wild & Crazy contest from the peak of Steve Martin-mania in early 1979.





Several Wild & Crazy Guys

Another Wild & Crazy Guy

Still Another Wild & Crazy Guy

A Wild & Crazy Audience

Yet Another Wild & Crazy Guy

A Wild & Crazy Canine



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We were going to give you the names of all the guys pictured in white suits...but they all claimed to guessed it: STEVE MARTIN! Yes....the guy in the too...too....or is that, tu...tu... is Dave Gardner of Dale City, VA. The winner! Dave flew to New York for the Regional Finals, but some guy who looked just like Steve Martin won the competition.

Our apologies to the Virginia Highway Department for the two mile backup caused by people trying to attend the event at the Twin Bridges Marriott. And to the five thousand people who were turned away because there was no more room: Welllll, Excuuuuuuse Us! Seriously, we apologize. Next time we have an event there will be room for you too!



"The Many Martins in a Crazy Contest"

© The Washington Post

January 27, 1979


WPGC Newsmagazine

March 1979


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