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    At Sonoma and Laguna Seca it is so easy to meet...

    At Sonoma and Laguna Seca it is so easy to meet the present day drivers of the Historical Trans-Am group.
    Do check their site.
    http://www.historictransam.com/drivers.html

    You might get to see...
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    We finally have the opportunity to see some motor...

    We finally have the opportunity to see some motor racing here in California beginning with two back to back meetings at Sonoma and the following weekend at Laguna Seca. I do hope to get to Laguna...
  3. When the Porsche 356 Germund SL (for super light...

    When the Porsche 356 Germund SL (for super light because of the aluminum body) 356/02-063 first competed in the USA in late 1951
    it looked like this.
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    "Then in a surprise move, von Neumann...
  4. In 1952, local Porsche dealer, John von Neumann...

    In 1952, local Porsche dealer, John von Neumann entered a very interesting Porsche 356 SL at Torrey Pines in 1952 in the under 1500 cc events.
    I saw this Felipe Turlich photo of the Porsche and the...
  5. Sorry folks but the aforementioned Bill Murphy...

    Sorry folks but the aforementioned Bill Murphy 1953 Kurtis 500 has been sold.
    It made for a pretty decent investment if purchased from the earlier ad.

    For Sale: 1953 Kurtis-Kraft Midget in Saint...
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    Ray, Excuse my intrusion but seeing your Cortina...

    Ray,
    Excuse my intrusion but seeing your Cortina photos plus it is 53 years here today April 8th, since we lost the great Jimmy Clark.
    I just wanted to share this Crystal Palace clip of the Master...
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    We had a family gathering last weekend and...

    We had a family gathering last weekend and reminisced about how we were in Spain 10 rears ago at the time of Easter. 2011.
    We stayed in Barcelona before driving to meet our daughter in Pamplona as...
  8. Al Moss, the founder of Moss Motors and Ken Miles...

    Al Moss, the founder of Moss Motors and Ken Miles were good friends and fierce competitors on the tracks of Southern California.
    I notice Ken must have liked to have a car numbered 50 throughout his...
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    bry3500, Thanks for posting this video....

    bry3500,
    Thanks for posting this video.
    Wonderful Can-Am action and I especially enjoyed watching Bruce McLaren cutting through the field at Mosport etc.

    Ken H
  10. Some well known drivers raced at Torrey Pines in...

    Some well known drivers raced at Torrey Pines in the early days of their careers.

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    For instance, Dan Gurney, whose racing exploits began with a Triumph TR2 at Torrey Pines in San Diego,...
  11. More of Phil Hill in 1952 at Torrey Pines in the...

    More of Phil Hill in 1952 at Torrey Pines in the C-Type Jaguar # 2

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    Basic work conditions in the paddock before the race.

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    Hill at the start line next to Skip Swartley in his Allard...
  12. In December 1952, Phil Hill arrived at Torrey...

    In December 1952, Phil Hill arrived at Torrey Pines to drive a 1952 Jaguar XKC 120 (C-Type)# 2 for the local Jaguar dealership owned by Charles Hornburg.
    Not only was Hill an excellent driver but...
  13. Ray, Yes you are correct as it probably started...

    Ray,
    Yes you are correct as it probably started as a 1951 Simca 8 type 1.22 cc engine and Roger Barlow then worked on improving the performance from that unit
    Whatever he did it worked well for...
  14. Roger, I found another Torrey Pines map for you...

    Roger,
    I found another Torrey Pines map for you from the 1952 program.

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    In the under 1500 cc class I noticed a Simca 8 doing well in the races.

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  15. In this shrunken Google image the race course...

    In this shrunken Google image the race course wound around in the green area that is now the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
    My wife worked at the University on the upper right.
    In the lower right is...
  16. A bit about the Torrey Pines course. (2008 Golf...

    A bit about the Torrey Pines course.
    (2008 Golf Digest )
    "The site was formerly an army camp.

    In 1940, fearful of a Japanese invasion, the federal government leased 710 acres of the Torrey...
  17. Ray, We are aging ! Remember this thread last...

    Ray,
    We are aging !
    Remember this thread last year ?
    http://www.theroaringseason.com/showthread.php?529-Old-Race-Tracks/page20&highlight=lost+race+tracks
    (From post # 392 )

    Ken H..
  18. The amazing Mr. Moss You may notice in the...

    The amazing Mr. Moss
    You may notice in the Torrey Pines movie seeing briefly Stirling Moss relaxing and wearing a set of Mickey Mouse ears.
    This was on January 14th 1956.
    On January 7th 1956...
  19. Back to Torrey Pines. January 1956. I found a...

    Back to Torrey Pines. January 1956.
    I found a short silent movie of racing at the last race at the circuit before it was changed into a famous golf course.
    https://vimeo.com/19175198

    Phil...
  20. Roger, You are correct. Torrey Pines is located...

    Roger,
    You are correct. Torrey Pines is located on the coast north of San Diego city between La Jolla and Del Mar.
    You are beating me to my upcoming "prattles" about the Torrey Pines and Del Mar...
  21. Roger, I don't think this Healey NOJ 392 will be...

    Roger,
    I don't think this Healey NOJ 392 will be towing a boat anymore !

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    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20929/lot/350/

    'NOJ 392' - THE EX-WORKS MILLE MIGLIA AND LE MANS 24-HOURS...
  22. Roger, I did find some info. about the X224...

    Roger,
    I did find some info. about the X224 Healey/ Ferrari.

    " This car was a six-cylinder chassis with extended front and rear bodywork and fitted with a four-cylinder 2.5 litre Ferrari
    DOHC...
  23. P.S. Is there much interest on TRS in the old...

    P.S.
    Is there much interest on TRS in the old California tracks and people that I prattle on about ?
    I enjoy finding out about places or roads that I drive on plus the history etc and I like to...
  24. Ruth Levy co-drove with Denise McCluggage at...

    Ruth Levy co-drove with Denise McCluggage at Sebring in March, 1958 in a 747-cc Abarth-Fiat in the 12 Hour race.
    But after the two crashes and the loss of friends (Including Peter Collins) during...
  25. Because Ruth wrecked the Aston Martin of Stirling...

    Because Ruth wrecked the Aston Martin of Stirling Moss, he was offered a drive by Temple Buell, a wealthy Denver oil man who "rented" a car for Stirling to drive in the Nassau Trophy race . The...
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