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    Peter Arundel in his Team Lotus 33 Climax V-8 #...

    Peter Arundel in his Team Lotus 33 Climax V-8 # 2 started 19th and finished 6th.
    Along the way he had this incident during the race.
    "John Surtees tried to get around Arundell on the pit...
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    The first selection is of photos John took at the...

    The first selection is of photos John took at the 1966 USGP at Watkins Glen.
    Before F1 cars grew wings and things. I think there were eight main teams plus some private entrants and eight different...
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    The John Lacko Collection.

    I had seen photos taken at Santa Barbara Airport during the Sixties by Michigan based, professional photographer, John Lacko, so I contacted him and I asked if he would mind sharing some of his...
  4. A slightly altered 1973 MGB by Moss Motors and presented by Jay Leno.

    As I am not going to the Laguna Seca Historic meet this year due to various issues I thought I would show something from Moss Motors, a company I work for but have not been on their premises for over...
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    Photographer John Lacko recently shared these...

    Photographer John Lacko recently shared these photos that he took art the Grattan Raceway, Michigan, in 1966.
    I am not sure who is driving the Cro Sal Special Cheetah.
    Note how the original number...
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    When one sees how little crowd control there was...

    When one sees how little crowd control there was at early Vanderbilt races, it is surprising there were not more incidents like the one that happened at Santa Monica in November 1916 that hastened...
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    Another fast Mercedes at that time was known as...

    Another fast Mercedes at that time was known as the "Blitzen Benz" driven in 1911 by Bob Burman who sadly lost his life at the at the 1916 Corona race as told in the Post # 395.
    A good description...
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    More photo identification. "Two Cars and Crowd."...

    More photo identification.
    "Two Cars and Crowd."
    Is actually Harry Grant in his Isotta # 1 waiting to start alongside the # 2 Mercer of Spencer Wishart before the 1914 event.

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    The number...
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    1914 February 26th. As seen in my earlier post....

    1914 February 26th.
    As seen in my earlier post. the LHD Mason # 10 of William Carlson was still leading the RHD Mercedes #12 of Ralph DePalma further around the course.
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    But at the end the...
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    February 26 1914. Vanderbilt Cup Race. Santa...

    February 26 1914. Vanderbilt Cup Race. Santa Monica.

    Starting in front of the large crowd.
    Gil Anderson in his Stutz # 3 ( This was the first Stutz ever built )
    in front of Fiat # 9 driven by...
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    Thanks Roger, Motoring and racing history is fun...

    Thanks Roger,
    Motoring and racing history is fun and I enjoy plunking away at it even it is regarding a location / event far from Aotearoa.

    The early Santa Monica races were photographed by...
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    I found this collection of the early Santa Monica...

    I found this collection of the early Santa Monica races at a library which I contacted and they were happy to have them put on TRS but they would be grateful if I could identify the photos a little...
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    I found this article regarding steering wheels on...

    I found this article regarding steering wheels on the right and then the left.
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    (Ken H )
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    In the 1909 Santa Monica Light Car Race there was...

    In the 1909 Santa Monica Light Car Race there was a Buick # 9, entered by the Howard Auto Company.
    This was one of the first races for Charles Howard. Early on Charles Howard bet on the future of...
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    I am amazed at how many automobile manufacturers ...

    I am amazed at how many automobile manufacturers were in the USA at the early part of the 20th century and were mostly gone within 25 years.
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    The Lozier automobile was a prime example.

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    Roger, Ray Bell was correct as at the time he...

    Roger,
    Ray Bell was correct as at the time he posted I had carelessly put in a fine rendition of a 1912 Chadwick in action.

    I changed my post as I knew I would be corrected from afar !


    Ken H
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    In 1909 before it became a popular track and...

    In 1909 before it became a popular track and European cars arrived, Santa Monica hosted some early US manufacturers as seen in this listing of the race results.
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    The winning race car was...
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    The same corner today at Wilshire Blvd and Ocean...

    The same corner today at Wilshire Blvd and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica is not quite as exciting as it was in 1914.
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    (Google maps.)

    (Ken H)
  19. Ray, In this excerpt from the Graham Vercoe book...

    Ray,
    In this excerpt from the Graham Vercoe book it mentions Kev Clark as the mechanic for the Rorstan Porsche.
    Is that someone who could still be contacted and assist you ?

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    (Ken...
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    Thanks Ray, That first map was pretty cruddy....

    Thanks Ray,
    That first map was pretty cruddy.
    After the start going in an anti-clockwise direction the first corner was a left hander onto the almost 4 mile straight along Wilshire Blvd.
    That...
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    If one lands at Los Angeles Airport and heads...

    If one lands at Los Angeles Airport and heads north toward Santa Barbara on Interstate Highway 405, a few miles up the road you can go west on Interstate Highway 10 toward the Pacific Ocean and Santa...
  22. Ray, This is a good "Primotipo" article about...

    Ray,
    This is a good "Primotipo" article about the Rorstan race car.
    Good luck with your search.
    Ken

    https://primotipo.com/tag/rorstan-mk1-climax/

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    (T Marshall photo ) Bryan Faloon...
  23. As Lance Smith swings his 1970 Camaro # 48 onto...

    As Lance Smith swings his 1970 Camaro # 48 onto the track one can see that spectator stands were empty due to the Covid restrictions at the time.
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    That was a shame as they missed out on some...
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    Time for some Ford vehicles in Group 6.

    Robert Stockwell in his 1965 Ford mustang # 15

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    Colin.Mullan driving his 1967 Ford Mercury Cougar # 15

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    An early Porsche 911 with a priority parking spot !

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    The distinctive pink 1987 Camaro # 28 of Walter Brown.

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    The very patriotically painted 1970 Camaro # 48 of Lance Smith.
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