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  1. The boys from Buellton had a need for speed....

    The boys from Buellton had a need for speed.
    Jack Mendenhall appreciated the Andersen family sponsorship and the Andersens enjoyed the advertising on what became known as their
    "Pea Soup...
  2. Just past the old raceway one can still see the...

    Just past the old raceway one can still see the Buellton sign that has also been there for over 70 years.
    With the famous sign on it for the well known Andersen's Pea Soup showing "Hap-pea" standing...
  3. The Buellton Speedway didn't last long and was...

    The Buellton Speedway didn't last long and was closed by 1953, partly because of crashes like the one shown here.
    The flat oval made the top-heavy coupes more prone to rollovers, creating liability...
  4. Not one of the prettier cars on the track, but...

    Not one of the prettier cars on the track, but local garage owner, Tommy Garland had his? machine # 2 running well.
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    Another young man who is featured in this thread was the popular Jack...
  5. A 1950 photo shows the race winner with the...

    A 1950 photo shows the race winner with the checkered flag behind the winning car # 38 a 1934 Ford Tudor.
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    My 2022 photo of the same area where some of the same trees are growing on...
  6. A "Jalopy" is defined as an old and unreliable...

    A "Jalopy" is defined as an old and unreliable automobile. After WW2 there were many of these to be found in the US and so the local lads made good use of them at raceways such as Buellton.
    Here are...
  7. I will try this once again. Buellton is a small...

    I will try this once again.
    Buellton is a small town about 40 miles north of Santa Barbara and 10 miles from Los Olivos. ( https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/los-olivos-california)
    I saw recently...
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    (Excuse me Ray) Roger, This may be of interest...

    (Excuse me Ray)
    Roger,
    This may be of interest to you.
    https://www.dkeng.co.uk/ferrari-sales/1371/blue_chip_competition_cars/austin_healey_100_s.html

    Ken H
  9. Roger, Masterson Motors was a VW dealership in...

    Roger,
    Masterson Motors was a VW dealership in Ventura. CA. that did have a racing division.
    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/dealers/mastersonmotors_ventura_ca.php
    (That looks like a...
  10. Roger, Here in California the pink slip for the...

    Roger,
    Here in California the pink slip for the automobile is the ownership form, for my job it means something else !
    Every two years in order to register our vehicles we have to only pass a smog...
  11. Movie of the Day for the weekend. (The Racing Scene.) 1969 US racing.

    A James Garner documentary of his team during the 1969 season.
    I hope you enjoy it as I did.

    (Ken H)

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdiqOEZpR0Y
  12. Speaking of Minis, during the lull in the TRS...

    Speaking of Minis, during the lull in the TRS action I have been able to get out in my '62 Austin Mini Cooper around Los Olivos. Ca. It just turned 60 years old in February so I took it out to mix...
  13. [I] could not stay for the 1960s Minis versus...

    [I] could not stay for the 1960s Minis versus Mustangs Mini Enduro Challenge Race held during the twilight period with driver changes at about 1/2 way of the 25 lap event. This type of race is not...
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    Thanks Ray for another trip down memory lane....

    Thanks Ray for another trip down memory lane. That particular Race Car Show at Olympia in 1973 was also visited by Nigel Watts and myself.
    I remember that XJ 13 now doing demonstration laps during...
  15. It is almost 3 months since I went to this Laguna...

    It is almost 3 months since I went to this Laguna Seca event for ONE day and I am still putting in photos, please excuse my lack of speed!
    One group that was not racing that day on a special...
  16. # 8 driven by Robert Kauffman. Originally driven...

    # 8 driven by Robert Kauffman. Originally driven by Jerry Titus.

    This car was the first 1970 Pontiac Firebird off the assembly line.
    Engine: ohv V-8 (de-stroked 400), 305 ci, 450-480 hp. single...
  17. Some of the Historic Trans Am Mustangs that were...

    Some of the Historic Trans Am Mustangs that were not front runners back in their heyday but are beautifully prepared for today's events.

    1970 Boss 302 Mustang #671
    Originally Driven by Wes Dawn...
  18. The # 6 AMC Mark Donohue Javelin and the Parnelli...

    The # 6 AMC Mark Donohue Javelin and the Parnelli Jones Mustang # 15 feature in this You Tube 1970 movie of the 1970 Trans Am Series.
    ( Sorry for the rather poor quality )
    The actual cars at Laguna...
  19. Well known local driver, Bruce Canepa, in his...

    Well known local driver, Bruce Canepa, in his 1970 AMC Javelin # 6, originally driven by Mark Donohue.

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    (Ken H photos )
  20. Roger, You would have passed right by Los Olivos...

    Roger,
    You would have passed right by Los Olivos and Mattei's Tavern as you headed north from Cold Spring Tavern in 1982. The taverns were about one day of stagecoach travel back in the 1880s. Sorry...
  21. Roger, As noted at this site; " Nothing remains...

    Roger,
    As noted at this site; " Nothing remains of Cotati today. The entire track area was plowed under and replaced by a mobile home park, shopping center and industrial park. "
    ...
  22. Good stuff teegeefla, Al Moss was the founder of...

    Good stuff teegeefla,
    Al Moss was the founder of the company I work for, Moss Motors, and his films and archives are a real treasure, thanks for sharing.

    Dan Gurney wore a black helmet...
  23. 1968 Camaro #67 driven at Laguna Seca by Jere...

    1968 Camaro #67 driven at Laguna Seca by Jere Clark.

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    (Ken H photos)
  24. This 1967 Chevrolet Z/28 Camaro # 7 was first...

    This 1967 Chevrolet Z/28 Camaro # 7 was first sold in early 1967 from the Alan Green Chevrolet dealership near Seattle, Washington.
    (Price new was $ 2400.00 before being prepared by the dealership...
  25. 71617 The silver 1971 Camaro # 71 was first sold...

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    The silver 1971 Camaro # 71 was first sold to GM Corvette Division employee Robert Clemens as a Rally Sport street car and started as the family car but after a year and with his wife’s...
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