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  1. Ken Miles was born in 1918 near Birmingham at...

    Ken Miles was born in 1918 near Birmingham at Sutton Coldfield. At age 16 he began an apprenticeship at Wolseley Motors as he had a love for motorbikes and cars at an early age. A trip to Donnington...
  2. I came across some Ken Miles information in the...

    I came across some Ken Miles information in the Moss archives and I wanted to share some of it. OK ?

    I have to admit I was not a fan of Mr. Miles after 1966 Le Mans 24 Hr race as he felt he had...
  3. Roger, After you exited the pool did you use...

    Roger,
    After you exited the pool did you use one of these ?

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    KH
  4. I believe this concludes with Roger climbing out...

    I believe this concludes with Roger climbing out of the pool in the mid Sixties !


    https://youtu.be/jQvjCUHA7ek

    :cool:

    Ken H
  5. At almost $ 4 million US I don't think this...

    At almost $ 4 million US I don't think this particular Shelby Mustang GT_350 R will ever be driven again like this as Ken Miles did in 1965.
    (I love the comment of shifting in mid-air, I myself...
  6. Posted in May. 2018. This Shelby Mustang...

    Posted in May. 2018.



    This Shelby Mustang has made the news this week, July 17th 2020.

    " Ken Miles' “Flying Mustang” 1965 Shelby GT350R becomes most valuable Mustang in history."
    ...
  7. English driver Ken Miles was very involved in the...

    English driver Ken Miles was very involved in the Santa Barbara events from scrutineering to driving.
    The founder of Moss Motors, Al Moss wrote this memory of Ken Miles.
    (Al was a wonderful story...
  8. Yesterday after being absent since March I drove...

    Yesterday after being absent since March I drove down to Moss Motors past the old circuit that held the Santa Barbara Airport races.
    I like to visit the areas of these past events from the 1950s &...
  9. Roger, I may have done this one already, but I...

    Roger,
    I may have done this one already, but I liked how BMC used racing for their marketing.
    October 1959.

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    The 1916 race continued; 66928 Bob Burman and...

    The 1916 race continued;
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    Bob Burman and Eric Schrader in their # 7 Peugeot before the start of the fateful race.
    With the Miller built engine it was the fastest car on the track but it...
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    Some more information from various sources...

    Some more information from various sources regarding Bob Burman and his 1913 Peugeot with a mostly new engine.

    " The AAA contest board was reducing the displacement rule to 300 cu. in., and...
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    As quoted from the above site; " In January...

    As quoted from the above site;
    " In January 1915 Bob Burman destroyed the engine of his Peugeot L56 in a race at Point Loma (San Diego), California. Peugeot declined on account of the war to...
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    I just had to add to the Peugeot brake questions...

    I just had to add to the Peugeot brake questions and put this information in.

    " "There were two EX3 type 1913 Grand Prix Peugeots in the U.S. after May 1914. Peugeot sent the two cars (i.e....
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    Here is a listing of components on the 1915 race...

    Here is a listing of components on the 1915 race cars. (Even with TIRE brands !)

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    Whatever the braking it must have been scary...

    Whatever the braking it must have been scary coming down the 2 mile Rosecrans straight at speeds approaching 100 MPH and making the first corner to go up the hill back in 1915.
    I have a special...
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    Rhys, Why was the braking to the rear wheels...

    Rhys,
    Why was the braking to the rear wheels only on such a large machine ?



    Ken
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    The three Peugeot entered in the race all had...

    The three Peugeot entered in the race all had engine failures due to broken connecting rods which may have been due to oil supply issues during the long climbs on the course compared to racing at...
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    Ray, I got my 1915 DG input from this; 66887

    Ray,
    I got my 1915 DG input from this;
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    1915. The illustrious Barney Oldfield with the...

    1915. The illustrious Barney Oldfield with the usual cigar clenched between his teeth, driving his Maxwell down Canon St.
    His mechanician, George Hill, is hanging on but they seem to be enjoying...
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    In 1915 spectator safety was not a top priority...

    In 1915 spectator safety was not a top priority as seen in this image showing # 19 Duesenberg powering through the turn going up Chatsworth Blvd.

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    Here an MGB powers through the same...
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    The 1915 field description; With the driver and...

    The 1915 field description;
    With the driver and his "Mechanician"

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    Famous American driver Barney Oldfield rounding the corner onto Rosecrans in his Maxwell # 14.

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    Ray, I have been delayed with my inputs because...

    Ray,
    I have been delayed with my inputs because I have been reading your wonderful detailed writings of travelling around the States. Thankyou for all the good information, better than any travel...
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    Roger, I have driven these roads many times and...

    Roger,
    I have driven these roads many times and it wasn't until last month that I learned about this 1915 race taking place.
    Thanks for allowing me to ramble on once again, I hope to start work...
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    Ray, My map is a bit rough but the course...

    Ray,
    My map is a bit rough but the course circuit was on roads still used today not far from San Diego Airport.
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    (Note location of the British Foreign Car Shop.)

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    1915...
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    I recently saw this old race photo from the 1915...

    I recently saw this old race photo from the 1915 San Diego Exposition Road Race and recognized the names of the streets.

    When I first arrived in California, I had no money, no job, no tools and...
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