NEWSLETTER 219 - September 14, 2011
Editor: Richard Parks [email protected]
President's Corner: By Jim Miller (1-818-846-5139)
Photographic Editor of the Society: Roger Rohrdanz, [email protected]
Northern California Reporter: Spencer Simon

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 President's Corner, Editorials, David Loring Wallace, Sr (1927-2011), pulled the 'chute last Friday night in Westlake Village, California; A very worthy cause is the 2011 Cruisin' for a Cure car show supporting the City of Hope's prostate cancer program; Leslie Long is organizing another Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip and Main Malt Shop Reunion on October 1, 2011 at the same place along Santiago Park Creek on the border of the City of Orange and Santa Ana, California; The California Racers Reunion is back and will be held on October 22, 2011 at the Riverside International Automotive Museum; I live in Oregon and our neighbor used to race years ago at the Santa Ana Drags; Here are some additional museums that were listed in the Autobooks/Aerobooks on-line website for their ACE Magazine; Sports Car Scan accomplished the monumental task of scanning the magazine “Sports Car” (SCCA publication) from 1944 through 1970; I just found a treasure trove of midget auto racing paraphernalia; For pictures of Valerie Thompson at the 2011 BUB Speed Trials-Bonneville Salt Flats; I need help locating my father’s old drag racing trophies; The Rod Show's Official 2012 theme is Futurama; Attached please find a release and logo for the upcoming 2nd annual Long Beach Motorama; Editor’s notes: The Lawford family of Boise, Idaho, owns www.hotrodhotline.com, www.landspeedracing.com and www.BikerHotline.com, as well as many more domain names; Pomona Half Mile National Finals 2011 (www.FlatTrackFinals.com); I’m back at school, and we’re approaching the final stretch of the racing season; This is the 20th anniversary of Veloce Publishing this September, and for the entire month we are offering a huge discount; Posted on September 2, 2011 by Sports Car Digest; Book review at www.classicvintagemotorsports.com by Ronald Nelson at Prairie Street Art;


President's Corner:  
   After reflecting on a busy Bonneville I took a look at some of the goodies I came home with. Some of us, if we’re lucky, get a workers shirt one or two sizes too big. Then there's always the trip to the ERC trailer (the gas truck) to buy one of their shirts. If one had time to troll the pits; dozen's of team shirts are begging for dollars. A trip to the S.C.T.A. sales trailer is always a must to get the latest T-shirt and assorted chotskies to put in a drawer. Then there are the "other" items that make ones day like a program or a press pass. And let’s not forget the postcard from the Wendover Visitors Center celebrating the flight of the Enola Gay. The part about Bonneville that's really special is what we get from friends made over the years. We lost Courtney Hizer this year and his wife Villa had made some special pin to celebrate his life. I got one from her and proudly wore it on my hat all week in honor of my friend. His ashes got to have that one last ride during the event and it still brings a tear of happiness to my eye. Over the years when I inspected Courtney's car I would always have an extra Inspection Sticker and place it on the little step stool he used to get in and out of the car. This year the stool got its sticker. After a few years you can look back at all the little goodies you brought back from the greatest place on earth and I bet you a buck to a donut you'll be able to remember every one of them and the events that went with them.
Click for Image JMC_3102  2011 Bonneville Speedweek Program.
Click for Image JMC_3100  2011 Bonneville Nationals Member Patch.
Click for Image JMC_3103  2011 Speedweek Press Pass.
Click for Image JMC_3097  2011 Bonneville Car Dash Plaque.
Click for Image JMC_3098  2011 Bonneville Bike Dash Plaque.
Click for Image JMC_3101  Workers Snack and Drink Ticket.
Click for Image JMC_3096  Wendover Field Vintage Postcard.
Click for Image JMC_3099  Courtney Hizer's Special Pin.


   In the last issue I listed a number of car museums around the United States from a list compiled by the Nethercutt Museum and Collection. In this issue is another list of car museums from the website of ACE Magazine, which is owned by Tina Curen at Autobooks/Aerobooks in Burbank, California. Roger Rohrdanz and I have done stories and articles on a few museums, but we could use the help of our readers. If you have a special museum in your area of the nation and would like to share your knowledge of that institution, please send us your article with digital photographs and we will publish it in the SLSRH Newsletter. Museums are a special place and yet they are not utilized like they should be. Make it a habit to take your family and especially your children to museums; preferably car museums. This is where history is saved and where we can teach that history to our children.
   I received the following email concerning a historical event. “
Your omission from the 400 mph club is inexcusable. In 1976 at Alvord dry lake, Kitty O'Neil set an AMA woman's land speed record of 512 mph two-way average through the flying kilometer. As often as that has been explained to you, excluding O'Neil from the 400 mph club is idiotic. O'Neil is also the first driver to clock 400 mph and 500 mph on dirt, and the first driver to clock 400 mph and 500 mph on tireless wheels. O'Neil is also the ONLY woman to clock 400 mph and 500 mph.”
   I’ve left the author of the note anonymous, because the fact that Kitty O’Neil hasn’t been properly honored nor her record recognized in this or any newsletter is another issue. The point at hand is that the email was written to go into a blog format and was redirected to the SLSRH. We are not a blog-type of newsletter, nor do we allow rants and political discourse. Yes, it is impossible to always keep our cool and to keep our strong opinions cordial. I have found myself debating, arguing and even haranguing others on a point of fact and will probably do so in the future. But as the editor I try to keep the discussions on topic, away from hyperbole and to maintain a pleasant discourse for all. If you go back to old publications you may see angry outbursts from time to time. Don Francisco could wield a wicked pen and an even more wicked tongue. I’ve seen some of his outbursts in
Hot Rod magazine and frankly, enjoyed them. Another editor who rarely suffers foolishness is David Freiburger and I love his ripostes. But magazine editors are often entertainers too and they rile up the readers from time to time; it sells more magazines that way. The SLSRH though is a historical newsletter and we don’t have to impress anyway, nor increase our readership. If one person enjoys and learns and strives to keep our history and heritage alive then the SLSRH is a success.
   Now, what about Kitty O’Neil? I vaguely recall that she raced drag cars and that she did race at the lakes, but this is all I know. What we need is history on Kitty and the fact that she wasn’t honored in the 2 club is secondary to the need for our readers to write something up and send it to us so that we have a record and history of Ms O’Neil’s racing career. We have no control over whether this driver or that driver will be honored by induction into a Hall of Fame or a 200 MPH Club group. Only the group authorized and dedicated to running that honor can make that determination. My personal opinion is that all people who have “officially” gone through the lights and set a record over 200 MPH should be eligible, no matter who the sanctioning body is. But notice that what I said was, “My personal opinion.” Since I’m not on the rules committee or an official member of the board, my personal opinion is just that, personal. Whatever the group decides is what that group goes by. But what we can do is honor those that deserve to be honored by compiling their biography, recording their stories and publishing them in a newsletter, website or magazine. That’s what we need to do for Kitty O’Neil. So anyone out there who has knowledge of her achievements, please let us know.


David Loring Wallace, Sr (1927-2011), pulled the 'chute last Friday night in Westlake Village, California.  His decade-long battle with lung cancer ended swiftly and peacefully, at home, in the presence of his wife and children. The multitalented native of Southington, Connecticut, excelled in multiple careers in his 84 years.  The longest was a 39-year career with the U.S. Postal Service that began at age 16, delivering special-delivery letters by bicycle.  The most famous was the simultaneous, Sundays-only stint as San Fernando (California) Raceway's track reporter and photographer, circa 1960-65, that earned induction into the National Hot Rod Association's California Hot Rod Hall Of Fame (class of 2005).  His most gratifying work, and arguably his greatest legacy, involved helping countless people quit tobacco as a volunteer instructor for SmokEnders' smoking-cessation program.
   Dave is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Ginny; son David Sr. of West Point (Calaveras County), California; daughter Deborah of Tucson, Arizona; son Sky Wallace of Pioneer (Amador County), California; grandson Ryan of Coos Bay, Oregon; and several thousand friends from all parts of the United States.  As per his wishes, Dave's body was cremated.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday, September 19, at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Westlake Village, California (91361), followed by a public reception at the nearby Westlake Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Dave Wallace Sr.'s name to the NHRA Motorsports Museum (1101 W. McKinley Ave., Building 3A, Pomona, CA 91768; Museum.NHRA.com), which permanently displays Dave's portrait along with those of his fellow California Hot Rod Hall Of Fame members. Sent in by Dave Wallace Jr


A very worthy cause is the 2011 Cruisin' for a Cure car show supporting the City of Hope's prostate cancer program.  Debbie Baker lost her husband to prostate cancer and vowed to do everything that she could to fight this dreaded disease that takes the lives of so many hot rodders.  At the cruise/car show will be a screening trailer where men can take a free and simple test to see if they have this disease.  Debbie is very proud of the men who have gotten prompt treatment and lived because of the program that she and many other volunteers have started.  Come and help make this a special event.  This is the 12th annual show and will be held on September 24, 2011, at the Orange County Fairgrounds, in Costa Mesa, California.  The show opens at 7 AM until 5 PM.  Admission is $12 and children under 12 get in free.  There will be 3000 cars, 220 exhibits/vendors/manufacturers and five bands on two stages all day.  For more information contact Cruisin' For A Cure at [email protected] or Debbie Baker at [email protected].                  
 I am 14 years cancer free.  I’ll be there with my blue survivor t-shirt.  Jim ”GRUMPY” Donoho “BUNGHOLERS OF HOLLYWOOD.”
     Jim: Will you do a story or bio on your experiences with the Bungholers car club?
We will see you there. Mary Gonzalez, Corporate Sales Executive/Director of Marketing Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, CA 91706 (626) 358-1100
SLSRH Readers: Toyota Speedway in Irwindale has a paved oval race track and a paved 1/8th mile drag strip and is heavily used by the racing community.
We are aware of this very good show and will be attending.  Joji Barris


Leslie Long is organizing another Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip and Main Malt Shop Reunion on October 1, 2011 at the same place along Santiago Park Creek on the border of the City of Orange and Santa Ana, California. At the intersection of North Main Street and East Memory Lane you turn east and go down East Memory Lane for approximately 1000 feet until you reach the 2nd intersection (second light) and turn right down into the creek bed which is paved. The park is easily visible from the creek bed. Park and walk up the stairs to the picnic tables. The reunion honors the very first drag strip in the country that was professionally run, organized and on-going. There is no cost to come and no parking fees. Gene Mitchell, a local Orange County garage owner brings refreshments and helps to sponsor this group. The weather is nearly always perfect and the chance to talk to these early racers, many in their eighties, is a real treat. Bring your video camera, tape recorder, pen and paper to get autographs and to take notes. Long will bring his photo albums and update his extensive historical records of the old Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip, which was in operation from 1950 until 1959. This is an event not to be missed.
These are the things (Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip Reunion) that we who are 1000 miles out really miss out on.  But, it is nice to know that there are folks around who stir the ashes and revive the flame for a day.  When I first read HRM it was Santa Ana that made headlines a lot. My project is really going to be finished, I was wondering if I would live long enough to do it. Marlo Treit
   Marlo: Be sure to write your biography and save all the ideas and history of your project and racing career.


The California Racers Reunion is back and will be held on October 22, 2011 at the Riverside International Automotive Museum.  You can't miss this reunion; it is worth making the effort to attend.


I live in Oregon and our neighbor used to race years ago at the Santa Ana Drags.  I'd love to get a T-shirt for a surprise. I see a man Bob Jaques on this web page w/one.  Any possibility to purchase a shirt like that?   Diana Brown
     Diana: A collector and vendor in your area who might be able to help you is Don Pennington and his contact email address is [email protected], and his phone number is 503-255-2995.  Don may have t-shirts or know someone who does.  You have raised a good question though.  Many people create designs and take them to shops and have them placed on a personal item of clothing, or order more items for their friends or to sell.  This presents several problems; one, they may not have legal permission to do so, and two, they usually order small runs of an item and sell them out fast.  I believe there was someone selling such t-shirts that they had made up at the last reunion as a way to help Joe Reath, a well-known speed shop owner, with medical bills.  Whenever they notify me I try to run their advertisements (we don't charge to do that) in our newsletter at www.landspeedracing.com.  I have come across one man at a car show who was a vendor with a very large selection of t-shirts having various racetracks logos on the clothing, who told me that he had bought the rights to the name.  I have tried to find his business card, but without success.  I left a message with Bob Jacques, and will pass on what information that I find out from him. 
   The reason for this lengthy response is twofold; one, to help where I can and two, to explain to the readers of the Society of Land Speed Racing Historians about the use of logos.  When buying these old t-shirts, and we all do it, we don't realize that the logos are protected by copyright and patent laws.  In other words, most of the t-shirts with old logos are pirated versions of the original.  Where an owner of the logo doesn't protest and gives his consent, there is nothing wrong with making or buying the apparel with the logo on it.  In this case the last person to own the brand name of Santa Ana Drags, or more correctly the Santa Ana Airport Drags (or Drag Strip) would be the heirs of the late C. J. Hart.  The address and phone number that I had for them is no longer valid and therefore I couldn't contact them to see if they had any original and authentically old t-shirts with the logos for sale.  Another source is to go on-line at eBay and see if they have someone trying to sell a t-shirt with the Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip logo on it.  Finally, here's a likely source that can tell you right away if there is a brand name that you are interested in; the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum gift shop.  Shari Watson at 909-622-2133 can tell you if they carry such a t-shirt and if they can obtain one if they don't carry it.  The gift shop can also take your order by phone and mail it out to you.  If I hear from Bob Jaques or anyone else I will try and get back to you with that information.


Here are some additional museums that were listed in the Autobooks/Aerobooks on-line website for their ACE Magazine.  See www.autobooks/aerobooks.com and be sure to drop by their store in Burbank. It has a venerable history going back to 1951. 

Antique Gas & Steam Museum ................................


Astor Classics Event Center .....................................


Automobile Driving Museum .....................................


Blackhawk Museum ...................................................


Chaparral Gallery at Petroleum Museum .................


Dan Rouit Motorcycle Flat Track Museum ...............


Hays Antique Truck Museum .....................................


Imperial Palace Auto Collection ................................


J.A. Colley Museum ....................................................


John Force Museum & Race Shop ..........................


Justice Brothers Headquarters & Museum ..............


Marconi Automotive Museum ....................................


Mercedes Museum .....................................................


Mullin Museum ............................................................


Murphy Auto Museum .................................................


National Automobile Museum-Harrah ......................


National Sprint Car HoF & Museum .........................


Nethercutt Collection at San Sylmar .........................


NHRA Motorsports Museum .....................................


Petersen Automotive Museum ..................................

323-930-CARS (2277)

Riverside Int’l Automotive Museum ...........................


San Diego Auto Museum ..........................................


Towe Auto Museum, Sacramento ............................


Unser Racing Museum, Albuquerque .......................


Vintage Museum of Motorcycles ...............................



Sports Car Scan accomplished the monumental task of scanning the magazine “Sports Car” (SCCA publication) from 1944 through 1970. The magazines have been scanned in a high resolution (300 dpi), color PDF format and run through an OCR (optical character recognition) program which makes them completely searchable. Every issue has been scanned from 1944 through 1970 – the “Golden Age of Auto Racing.” Issues include national/local race reports, entry lists, race schedules, photos, ads and feature articles.  Everything is copied to a mid-sized USB flash drive (8GB, PC and Apple compatible) and organized by year and month. This format allows for ease of use and portability. Based on my own knowledge and others who hold high esteem in the industry, the fact this in an entire set and scanned is very desirable and coveted. There is an exclusive licensing and distribution agreement in place with the Sports Car Club of America so there are no copyright violations.  Please take a look at our website at www.sportscarscan.com to see samples of this valuable research tool. There are lots of racing history, information and photos that may be beneficial to your members.  A copy is available for $325 (a $50 savings from the retail price) for PCA members. Please let me know if you have an interest and I will send you the discount code. Alternatively, you can tell your members to contact me directly and will provide the code to them as well.   Sports Car Scan, Website: www.sportscarscan.com, Email: [email protected], (831) 277-1118.  Regards, Chad Struer.
     Chad: I will publish your request in our newsletter; and perhaps a few of our readers will contact you.  We are mostly straight-line historians (drags and land speed racing), but there is some cross-over among the members.  Other places to contact are auto museums and in Issue #218 and next week's issue #219 there are lists of museums that you can call.  This is a free newsletter is located at www.landspeedracing.com.  I will also send this message to Art Evans and John Dixon who are affiliated with the Fabulous Fifties sports car group.


I just found a treasure trove of midget auto racing paraphernalia.  I would love to know how to get someone to tell me the value of all the stuff and how to go about selling it for a fair price to both the buyer and me the seller.  Magazines, programs, photos, postcards, newspapers, some things autographed; Mostly from 1946 through about 1953.  Floyd Clymer's, Indianapolis, URA, midget racing years books   When I go on E-bay some of the stuff I have has crazy prices attached.  I would just love someone to buy the whole clump of stuff so I could box it up and ship it to one place.  I would really appreciate your help with this.  Thank you so much.  Anita Price
     Anita: There isn't an auction house that I know of that specializes in this niche, but there are collectors.  Right now the market is swollen with sellers and there aren't as many buyers, but if you don't want to hold onto these items then here are a few suggestions.  I know of a few large collectors and I will send their names to you separately. Secondly, if you take a few digital photos and send them to me with an inventory of what you have I will post it to the newsletter that I edit free of charge.  I have seen prices jump all over the place, with the first edition Hot Rod magazine listed as high as $30,000 and as low as $147.  Condition plays a role in the price, but far greater is the demand for an object.  With the economy in recession there are more sellers than buyers and people are trying to augment their incomes by selling off their collectibles.  This is a good time to be a buyer, but a bad time to be a seller.  Big collectors will look at your collection and give you a dollar amount and that is probably going to be a fraction of what it was worth about five years ago.  Collectibles follow a pattern; they are usually at the end of a boom cycle.  When a boom starts and jobs are plentiful, investors put their money into blue chip stocks, followed by smaller, riskier companies.  As the boom cycle ebbs investors are looking for the latest hot market and collectibles are always the last investment, right before a bust in the economy. 
   So you are looking at low end prices right now and that will stay that way until the recession ends and jobs come back.  Then it will still take a few years before investors have soured on stocks and are willing to put money into collectibles.  It all has to do with volume; the more buyers that enter the market the higher the prices that collectibles can command.  When buyers leave the market and there are more sellers than buyers the prices drop.  If you sell the best items only, those objects that hold their value regardless of the economic cycle, you should get somewhat near your price.  But you are selling auto racing memorabilia and that market is not as strong as is the baseball and football sports memorabilia.  I only mention this in order that you won't get your hopes up.  Storage is also a problem and many people have to sell collectibles in order to get room back after a loved one passes and we have to clean out their homes and garages.   My suggestion, if you can't wait for better times, is to call the people that I mentioning and ask them if they are interested and if not, if they know anyone who is interested.  You are in competition with a lot of sellers right now.  Jim Miller is our society's president and he has a keen eye as to valuations and can help you establish a price.
Readers: The Johnny Price collection has since been sold.


For pictures of Valerie Thompson at the 2011 BUB Speed Trials-Bonneville Salt Flats.  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2139360921620.2121533.1174076555&l=60de68aa55&type=1.  Valerie Thompson, 2-time land speed record holder and professional motorcycle racing team owner/driver has been chosen to lead the “9/11 Remembrance Event” 9.11k race in Las Vegas on September 10, 2011.  Thompson recently partnered with Alter/Bivins Racing Team to compete in the 8th Annual BUB Speed Trials at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Thompson piloted her BMW S 1000cc RR to a personal best top speed of 201.01 mph.  In 2006 & 2007, Thompson set two Land Speed Records at Bonneville piloting a Harley-Davidson provided by Keith Ball of Bikernet.com. She was a competitor in the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) series, and is now a team owner and licensed competitor in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  Eric Studer, [email protected].


I need help locating my father’s old drag racing trophies. About 10-12 years ago my father was cleaning out his garage and came across a box of his trophies from 1961 - 1967 at Kingdon Drag Strip in Lodi, California. He didn't know what to do with them, so he decided to list them on e-bay. BIG MISTAKE! A car club member from Southern California contacted my father to purchase them for their club house. Unfortunately the transaction was made outside of e-bay and my father has no record of who the buyer is and he cannot remember the name of the car club.  My father’s drag racing partners son and I have started a memorabilia display at the annual Return to Kingdon drag races and we have a few trophies that my friend still has, but we would like to bring the rest of the trophies back home where they belong. Below are a few pics of what they look like (to see the photos go to www.hotrodhotline.com).  These are my friend’s trophies. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. Chuck Hedrick at [email protected] or call (209) 403-4469    
Readers: If anyone has knowledge of the Hedrick trophy collection please give Chuck a call.    


The Rod Show's Official 2012 theme is Futurama.  Go back to the future at our 63rd Annual Grand National Roadster Show and our 62nd Annual Sacramento Autorama, and revisit the cars that were ahead of their time. Enter the Grand National Roadster Show January 27-29, 2012 and Sacramento Autorama February 17-19, 2012. With the show season underway, we will be emailing important information and updates on a regular basis.  In the mean time, we invite you to visit our website www.rodshows.com, for show dates, show history and so much more. From John Buck


Attached please find a release and logo for the upcoming 2nd annual Long Beach Motorama. This candy-colored extravaganza is a celebration of Southern California car culture - past and present - and the people who have made this area the car capital of the world. Indoor/outdoor car displays, a cruise, life size reproductions of legendary hot rod locals, a wall of fame, "cacklefest" with vintage dragsters, bands, food and more. George Barris (King of the Kustomizers), Ed (the Camfather) Iskenderian and other luminaries will be on-hand. Long Beach Arena, Shoreline Drive and Linden Avenue, Long Beach, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2011. Lots of sounds, sights and interviews available. Thanks. Dave Boule [email protected] 310.922.2286  
   David: I am sending this to Mary Ann Lawford at www.hotrodhotline.com to publish on her website. It is important to start your releases and notices at least six months ahead of the event and to notify me and other editors on a once a month basis, until the last two months when you should send us more frequent messages. Releases are not always published and I have to rewrite them to take out all the "official" wording. Just send me a regular email as it cuts down my editing time considerably. If I have to spend too much time in editing I will not run the article. Each "news item" should be different. Readers don't want to see the same thing over and over. Each news item should be an in depth coverage of something interesting. For example, you could tell us the history of the Renegades in one news item. The next might be about an interesting honoree at the event, a vendor, or an exhibitor. Don't forget to also do a small bio on the organizer, promoter and officials. What you want to do is to make it a paragraph or two, something that is quickly readable and interesting; but you want to do a lot of them and keep sending them out all year long. A full release can be sent to the hotrodhotline website and they will run that just as you have written it. I will publish your email address and phone number for our readers, in case they may want to contact you. 
   LONG BEACH, Calif. (September 12, 2011) – The setting could not be more perfect: 20 acres of grass and trees, the Pacific Ocean and the Queen Mary as backdrops, and the Long Beach Arena – site of the original, legendary Renegades car club, “1958 Rod & Kustom Motorama” – as the center of the biggest, most comprehensive custom car event in years. Steeped in tradition, but looking towards the future, the Motorama has returned in 2011 even larger. The second annual Long Beach Motorama pays tribute to Southern California’s custom car and hot rod culture, past and present, September 30 to October 2, 2011 with a wide range of indoor/outdoor activities, exhibits, car displays, cruises, music and food, all open to the public.  Beginning in the 1930’s, car clubs began developing in Southern California. Made up of young men who used the automobile as a form of self-expression, they took castoff cars and transformed them into rolling sculpture. With intuitive engineering and remarkable artistry, what they created in backyards and small shops rivaled the performance and style of the best in the world and influenced major manufacturers for decades.  
   The Renegades in Long Beach were one of these clubs. First hosting car shows on area football fields, they later organized the legendary Motorama at the historic Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, the site of today’s Long Beach Arena. Fifty-plus years later, the tradition continues. The new Long Beach Motorama is an indoor/outdoor extravaganza that pays homage to the original but has expanded to be a car show, museum exhibit, cruise-in, awards show and interactive event with lots to see for young and old. “Southern California is the car capital of the world. For decades trends have started here and spread around the world, and none have been more influential than the custom car and the hot rod,” said Trace Edwards, president of Keen Entertainment and the enthusiastic cheerleader behind Motorama. “The history of hot rods and custom cars is the history of American grassroots ingenuity and craftsmanship. Motorama showcases the best of these past and present works of art, and in a way that’s fun for the whole family.” 
   Life-size Dioramas of Historic Hot Rod Hot Spots – The Long Beach area was, and is, home to some of the most legendary people, businesses, events and cars in American automotive history. Motorama is recreating some of the most storied, including: Lion’s Drag Strip Starting Line – Partnering with the NHRA Motorsports Museum, an 80x24-foot exact replica of this drag race legend has been built. Barris “Kustom City” – King of Kustomizers, George Barris’ store front is being reproduced exactly as it was, with some of his most famous cars parked in front. Ed Roth’s “Crazy Painting” shop – Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s influence is still being felt, and his fabled headquarters are being meticulously recreated, complete with his masterpiece, the Beatnik Bandit. Artist Von Franco will be custom airbrushing tees and sweatshirts. �     Outdoor Car Show – Over 20 acres of grass, sea breezes and hundreds of hand-built cars, open to all pre-’69 American-made vehicles. “Cruisin’ Shoreline Parade of Cars” – Colorful hot rods and kustoms cruising a 1.75 mile route on Saturday night. Parade will be open to all Motorama-registered cars and is free for public viewing. It’s a great way for the whole family to be a part of Motorama. 
   Horsepower Salute – Honoring three of the biggest names in speed and their historic cars are featured in the Arena lobby: Stu Hilborn Streamliner recreation – The inventor of fuel-injection, Stu Hilborn and a precise replica of the very first fuel-injected car will both be present for pictures. Ed Iskenderian roadster – Unrestored and just as it was in ‘30s, along with the “Camfather” himself, live and in person. Vic Edelbrock, Sr. roadster – No name is bigger in performance than Edelbrock, and Vic’s actual ’32 Deuce highboy will be on display.  Avenue of Dreams – A red carpet tribute and display of some the most outrageous, colorful and beautiful kustoms, hot rods, motorcycles and coach-built cars ever built, all displayed for maximum viewing. Historic Dragsters – Five nitro-burning legends will fire-up every night at sundown to fill the air with the sights, sounds and smells of history. Wall of Legends – Three-dimensional display honoring first generation kustomizers and hot rodders. The hand of each honoree has been cast and will display a symbol of their artistry. Twenty-five legendary craftsmen will be inducted this year. Pin Stripers Hootenanny – Every day of Motorama, 20 nationally selected pin stripers will stripe anything visitors bring, with the proceeds going to the Rich Pichette Alzheimer’s Project. They’ll also be creating one-of-a-kind panels that will be auctioned off for the Pichette charity.    
Technicolor Stars of the Arena Car Show – Dozens of gleaming works of art from some of the top builders, and from as far away as Australia, all hand-selected and displayed for viewing and photo taking. Many cars are being seen publically for the first time. �     Live bands – Every day on an outdoor stage. Personalities – George Barris, Stewart Hilborn, Ed “Camfather” Iskenderian.  An important part of Motorama is its honoring of the best of the best. Motorama’s signature award for best kustom, the “America’s Kustom d’Elegance” trophy and its $20,000 cash prize, is joined this year with these new Motorama honors: Diamond Cup Championship perpetual trophy – for coach-built cars. The winner receives a platinum metal cup and $5,000. Legend of Motorsports Special Recognition award – honoring those who have spent over 30 years in kustom car culture. People’s Choice award – Motorama attendees pick their favorite debuting car. The winner receives a plaque and $1500. “The new Long Beach Motorama is a great way to end the summer, kick back and soak up some unique, colorful SoCal lifestyle,” said Edwards. “We’re very pleased to honor some great area history, while making a little of our own.” The Long Beach Motorama is Friday-Sunday, September 30 – October 2, at the Long Beach Arena, Shoreline Drive at Linden Avenue, Long Beach. Hours are noon to 9pm Friday, 10am – 9pm Saturday, and 10am – 7pm Sunday. Adult admission is $18 a day, youths 12-16 are $7 and those under 11 are free. More information and tickets are available at www.LBMotorama.com.  


Editor’s notes: The Lawford family of Boise, Idaho, owns www.hotrodhotline.com, www.landspeedracing.com and www.BikerHotline.com, as well as many more domain names. They graciously let us have space on all three websites and extend that courtesy to the public. Below is an article on old and rare archival videos of motorcycle racing that recently came to their attention from Bob Cambou. To see the videos just google www.BikerHotline.com and you will see the article in this week’s issue.
Blast from the past 1: Catalina Island Grand Prix.  Photos courtesy of Bob Cambou      
   Every so often, we stumble across photos that stop us in our tracks when it comes to the history of motorcycles (the reason why most of us are here), whether it be racing, building, designing, etc.  In this case, the photos walked in our door via Bob Cambou, a local guy who is a member of the Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club.  The IVMC is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation of motorcycling history and like many such groups, the members aren't necessarily natives of the State they live in.  Bob gave us a disc with a good sized group of photos that span a range of years of dirt bike/enduro/dual sport (whatever your label for it may be now) that begins in the mid- 1950's when on/off road races and their divisions weren't as clear cut and California was a hot bed of activity for racing.  Sifting through the photos, we realized that they didn't deserve to be lumped into one bland article about old motorcycle races as the individuals and races in the photographs really were remarkable in that they provide a link with an era, which without it, today's accomplishments and interest in these areas wouldn't be nearly as rich.  From Bob's photos we have a series of "Blast From The Past" articles that will focus on races and racers from the '50's and '60's.     
If surviving the test of time is a hallmark of worthiness, then 2010's return to the Catalina Island Grand Prix after a 52-year break proves that this race is a solid test of a rider's abilities as well as the capabilities of their motorcycle.  In the 1950s, the Catalina Island Grand Prix was one of the premier motorcycle races in the United States.  Every year, boats loaded with motorcycles crossed the channel from the mainland. The races usually consisted of more than 206 bikers competing in a mad scramble over a 10-mile course that ran through city streets and up into the hills above Avalon, through the golf course and then back into the city streets.  Triumphs, AJS, Velocette, Ariel and an H-D or two were among the bikes that riders rode with sheer grit and determination for the 10 lap race.  Debuting at the 1958 Catalina Grand Prix was a newcomer named Yamaha whose arrival on the scene was much hyped at the time through these two videos produced as promotional material by Yamaha.  Winning at Catalina was a huge honor that many hopefuls sought and only few achieved.  Two of the most unusual things about this race were the competitors were not allowed any practice laps - bikes were locked up until the time came for inspection prior to the race and none of the riders or their sponsors were paid to be there.  Riders were there to race for the love of it. 
   Remarkably, during the time the Catalina Island Grand Prix was held in the ‘50's there was only one person who won more than once and that was Bob Sandgren.  Catalina drew riders from all over and quite a few made the return trip.  Film star Keenan Wynn made a point of riding in a number of the Grand Prix along with well known riders of the time Dave Ekins, Ed Kretz, Preston Petty, Malcolm Smith, Homer Knapp and Jim O'Neal.  Dick Chase's photos were included in those Bob Cambou gave to us and his still photos of the 1956 Catalina Grand Prix along with this video made from film footage of the 1957 Grand Prix (with commentary from Bob Sandgren) really bring to life the thrill of the race.  Part of the route snaked through the island golf course. Dick Chase won his 165cc Class in 1956 while Hazen Bair had won the year previous and placed second to Dick. 
   From sea level up to 1400 ft, the route really had some rough terrain - some of it dirt road that had been oiled. Last year's return to Catalina was considered a success.  With a larger number of entries and classes, the course was mapped out over a different area than that used in the 1950's, but still covered similar rocky, dirt and street surfaces to provide a course challenging enough for the riders.  Top names like Travis Pastrana, Kurt Caselli, Danny LaPorte, Preston Petty, Homer Knapp and Malcolm Smith all took their shot at the 2010 race.  With such a rich history, here's hoping the extra time taken by not holding a 2011 event results in the elevation of the event to a world class level including a week's worth of race-themed events and activities the Santa Catalina Island Company is shooting for in December 2012.  From Jack Lawford Jr at
www.BikerHotLine.com or [email protected].


Pomona Half Mile National Finals 2011 (www.FlatTrackFinals.com).  On Saturday, October 15, AMA Pro Racing Grand National Flat Track Finals spectators will be in for a very special treat; the chance to visit the famed NHRA Motorsports Museum at Fairplex free of charge.  All you need for admission is your race ticket and you are set. This outstanding museum showcases an impressive display of historic racing vehicles that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. In addition, it also features cars that have set land world records, cars made and driven by famous drivers such as Kenny Bernstein, helmets and uniforms of hot rod greats, as well as paintings and other memorabilia detailing the journey of American motorsports for more than 50 years.  To make your trip to this spectacular museum even more memorable, October 15 will mark Indian Day West, celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Indian Motorcycles.  You will be able to see and hear the World’s Fastest Indian Run, watch a special movie and see the world’s smallest Indian V-Twin.  Hitting the road in 1901, Indian was the first American motorcycle and the world’s best selling bike.  When Indian introduced the first V-twin motorcycle in 1907, they also earned the honor of being the most technologically advanced motorcycle of its time.  Today, 101 years later, the V-Twin remains the most popular cruiser-motorcycle engine design.  Earning numerous accolades throughout their long and successful history, some of Indian’s milestones include setting the world motorcycle speed record of 56 mph in 1903, earning a Gold Medal for Mechanical Excellence at the St. Louis Exposition, becoming the first company in America to use “leak proof” aluminum primary cases, winning the inaugural Daytona 200 and earning a unparalleled record of victories in every form of racing from board track to hill climbs, to name just a few.  Open from 10 am to 5 pm, the NHRA Museum will definitely be a treat for the entire family. Come to the AMA Pro Racing Flat Track Finals early and take the opportunity to visit this spectacular museum.   From Pattie Frost ([email protected])


I’m back at school, and we’re approaching the final stretch of the racing season. During the month of August I raced the Limited Late Model, a Focus Midget on dirt, and my Focus Midget on pavement. It was challenging, yet helpful with my overall development as a driver.  On July 30th, I was in my fourth race in the Limited Late Model. Unfortunately, there was a wreck in the first lap of the race. I navigated through it safely but ended up getting hit from behind and sent into the wall. I was fine – the car was destroyed! Although the cost of that crash threatened to put me out of the car for the remainder of the season, we did end up running again, which I’ll talk about later.
     During the first week of August I was provided the opportunity to run three Focus Midget races on dirt in one week. This being a new experience, my goal was to improve my ability to control the car with the throttle. It would translate back to the pavement. Although we had some issues with the fuel system in the car, I did put in a lot of laps and appreciated the help I received. I was a better driver by the time I returned to the pavement in Stockton the following weekend. For example, when the car was loose on exit, instead of asking for more grip, I got on the throttle and powered through it. I could do this because I got used to sliding through the turns on dirt. I qualified 4th, placed 2nd in the Trophy Dash, and 4th in the feature that weekend.
     The next race was at the Las Vegas Bullring – 105 degrees – twin features - 14 cars. Practice went well, and I had one of the fastest cars going into qualifying. After the race tires were put on the car, the setup was changed slightly, and I no longer had a fast car. I ended up qualifying 7th – yuck! We were back on track by the time we went out for the main, and I pulled off a 5th place finish and posted the fastest lap. The field was inverted for the second main, and again, I had a really good car. However, I simply couldn’t get around one of the cars so I finished 9th. The positive part was when the father of the driver I couldn’t pass came to see me after the race. He personally thanked me for not “punting his son out of the way”. He said I earned a tremendous amount of respect because he knew I was exercising restraint. Respect is really important in this business so I felt good.
     Finally, I was back at Toyota Speedway on August 27th ready for double duty. Both the Limited Late Model and the Focus Midget were scheduled to race on the same day. I’ll admit that I was a little concerned about the mental and physical challenge this was going to present – especially since it was over 100 degrees. The two cars were literally scheduled back to back throughout the day, so I was shuttled around the pits by a race official or the fire crew (I even ran through the pits a couple times). In the end, it was surprisingly easy for me to go from car to car.
     After the Limited Late Model feature on the � mile – which I happily completed without incident – the Focus Midgets were already lined up on the grid for a heat race. I wiped my face, took a drink of water, put my helmet back on, and strapped in the car while the field went onto the track without me and circled slowly while they waited. As I drove onto the track the crowd cheered. It meant so much to me that the fans really appreciated what I was doing. I came in 2nd in the heat. After a short break, we were back out for the Focus Midget feature. It was an aggressive race with numerous cautions. I spun out early in the race and was sent to the back. I didn’t make the same mistake twice though and worked hard to get back to the front. With three laps to go I made the pass for 2nd place, which is where I ended up finishing. It was an incredibly satisfying day, and I was grateful for the support of both of my crews and everyone else who helped meet my needs. I can’t wait to do it again in October!  September will be busy, and I’ll look forward to sharing more news.  Thanks for your good thoughts and support!  Jessica Clark, [email protected].
   Jessica: Thank you for the racing update. We are glad to see you make progress.
SLSRH readers: Jessica drives in oval track racing, but when I interviewed her she told me that she would be willing to try a ride in a land speed racing car. She is a young, motivated, talented high school student who knows what she wants to accomplish and has the fortitude to achieve it. Some of you need to put this lady in your car and let her set some records. She is going places and someday you will be able to tell people that one of your drivers was the open wheel racer Jessica Clark. Plus, we need to encourage more young people, women as well as men, to try land speed racing. Jessica could someday be one of our best ambassadors for the sport. Think big and make her an offer for a ride in your car.


This is the 20th anniversary of Veloce Publishing this September, and for the entire month we are offering a huge discount.  To celebrate 20 years of Veloce, we've also conducted an interview with Veloce co-founders, Rod Grainger and Jude Brooks.  In the video, featuring archive photographs from Veloce's history, Rod and Jude talk about how Veloce got started, how the company has progressed and what the future holds for the company. Here are a few books being offered.
     Driven by Desire – The Desir� Wilson story, by Alan Wilson.  Desir� Wilson visited Veloce House earlier this year to record this wonderful interview about her racing career and, in particular, her brand new book, Driven by Desire – The Desir� Wilson story, out this month.  She was joined by author and husband, Alan Wilson, and journalist and TV commentator, Andrew Marriott, who also contributed to this unique story.  Watch the video on the Veloce YouTube channel.  Available later this month (with a book launch at this year's Goodwood Revival), this is the story of the driver rated by many as the best woman ever to race cars, and the most capable ever to have driven in Formula One.  This fascinating book shows that a woman can, and did, fight her way to the top of motorsport.  Desir� Wilson will be at Goodwood all weekend signing special editions of her book, which will only be for sale at the event. Special signing sessions have been arranged, so don't miss out on this great opportunity!  Friday 16th 10.15-11.00am – Richmond Shop 1.45-2.30pm – Goodwood Road Racing Club Enclosure Saturday 17th 10.00-10.45am – Goodwood Road Racing Club Enclosure Sunday 18th 10.00-10.45am – Richmond Shop.  
Motor Racing – The Pursuit of Victory 1930-1962, by Anthony Carter.  Author Anthony Carter will also be at the Goodwood Revival this year to sign copies of his brand new book, Motor Racing – The Pursuit of Victory 1930-1962, available at the event before anywhere else.  Saturday 17th 1pm – Chaters stand. Sunday 18th 1pm – Chaters stand.
     Our brand new book,
Meet the English, is now available as an iPhone/iPad app.  Meet the English is a light-hearted look at some of the history, customs, traditions, people, and places that help make England, England, and the English so very English. It will help visitors to begin to appreciate, if not fully understand, this unique country and its people, and the English to celebrate their great heritage! 
     Other books are
Audi R8 (WSC Giants series) by Ian Wagstaff.  The little book of trikes, by Adam Quellin.  The Alfa Romeo V6 Engine High-performance Manual, by Jim Kartalamakis.  Caring for your scooter, by Trevor Fry.  How your car works, by Arvid Linde.  Race & Trackday Driving Techniques, by David Hornsey.  Jaguar Mark 1 & 2 – The Essential Buyer’s Guide, by Nigel Thorley.  Which Oil? by Richard Michell.  The book of the classic MV Agusta Fours, by Ian Falloon.  Mercedes-Benz SL – W113-series 1963-1971, by Brian Long.  The Ducati Monster Bible, by Ian Falloon.  Veloce Publishing Ltd - THE Publisher of Fine Automotive Books. Please visit our website www.veloce.co.uk for details of all our books and the latest information on new and forthcoming books.  Postal address: Veloce House, Parkway Farm Business Park, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3AR, England. Telephone +(0)1305 260068. Fax +(0)1305 250479. Email [email protected].


Posted on September 2, 2011 by Sports Car Digest.
   Bonneville Speed Week 2011 was held August 13-19, 2011 at the famed Bonneville Speedway salt flats in Utah. Every August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize Speed Week, which attracts several hundred drivers to compete to set highest speed in a range of categories. Bonneville Speed Week consists of six days of racing, weather and conditions permitting, with entrants from all parts of the globe all seeking the maximum speed out of their vehicle. All vehicles are allowed to run every day, i.e, no special days for motorcycles or cars. The Bonneville Speedway salt flats are located 88 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. The spectacular scenery and racing conditions at Bonneville make it one of the most popular areas in the world for speed. Historically, the speedway was marked out by the Utah Department of Transportation at the start of each summer. Originally, two tracks were prepared; a 10 mile long straightway for speed trials and an oval or circular track for distance runs, which was typically between 10 and 12 miles (16 and 19 km) long depending on the condition of the salt surface. 
   Since the 1990s, track preparations have been the responsibility of the event organizers. Days or weeks in advance, the track preparers identify an area best suited for their track layouts and begin grading the tracks. Surveyors are brought in to survey the timing trap distances. A day before racing begins, the track markers are added. Originally, the straightway was marked with a broad black line down its center. This was eventually changed to lines down either side, as the center line wore out too quickly. As the costs for painting the lines has gone up, organizations have switched to flags and cones as track markers. The last event to use black lines was the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week. Numerous land speed records in various vehicle categories and classes have been set on the Bonneville speed way. In 1960, Mickey Thompson became the first American to break the 400 mph barrier, hitting 406.60 mph and surpassing John Cobb’s 1947 one-way Land speed record of 403 mph. Other notable Bonneville speed records include Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 1935 run to 301.129 in the famous Blue Bird and Craig Breedlove’s 600.601 record driving the Spirit of America Sonic One in 1965. 
   The 2011 edition of Bonneville Speed Week saw 566 entries consisting of 368 cars and 198 motorcycles. There were 18 new members of the 2 Club 200 mph and seven new members broke into the Chapter 3 Club 300 mph and above. Notable Speed Week entries included Richard Losee’s twin-turbo Ferrari Enzo, the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda “Blowfish” and Charlie Nearburg’s 379.606 mph Spirit of Rett. Built by Rad Rides by Troy and sporting a turbocharged 392CI P5 Dodge engine, Blowfish is tuned to make 1,400hp at 8,000 RPM and 12 PSI. At Bonneville, Blowfish made five successful passes, all of which were over 300 MPH. Setting the new B/BFCC record with Danny Burrows at the wheel, the team officially clocked a 307.399 mph run. Their best run, however, was actually 317.666 MPH with an exit speed of 319.888 mph. The record run puts the Blowfish into the history books as the fastest production-bodied car at Bonneville.  See Bonneville Speed Week 2011 Complete Results. Tim Scott documented the 2011 Bonneville Speed Week with the following 365 brilliant images from the Utah salt flats. He did a great job capturing not only the vehicles built for speed, but also the unique flavor and characters of the event. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.  This article was sent in by Dick Elliott


Book review at www.classicvintagemotorsports.com by Ronald Nelson at Prairie Street Art.
     A new book, Formula One at Watkins Glen, by Michael Argetsinger is now available.  Formula One at Watkins Glen: 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix 1961-1980 is a limited edition press run from David Bull Publishing with all proceeds benefitting the International Motor Racing Center (IMRRC) at Watkins Glen.  The cost per book is $49.95 plus $5.95 for shipping and handling.  Ordering options: (1) checks by mail should be made payable to IMRRC, 610 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, (2) Visa/MasterCard/American Express accepted, (3) phone orders can be placed at 1-607-535-9044, (4) E-mail to [email protected] [email protected], and/or (5) Order on line at www.racingarchives.org.  Formula One at Watkins Glen presents a vivid and often intimate account of the 20-year period that the United States Grand Prix was held at the classic upstate New York track. Author Michael Argetsinger brings us his firsthand perspective on this unforgettable era. Spectacular photographs combine with Argetsinger’s detailed commentary to capture the distinctive character of each year’s event. The story begins with rare images of the Formula Libre races from 1958 through 1960 that featured a sprinkling of top European drivers, Formula One cars, and sports cars, and set the stage for Watkins Glen’s first world championship grand prix. Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, Joakim Bonnier, Roy Salvadori, and Olivier Gendebien were the drivers who made early impressions and ultimately helped champion Watkins Glen as the site of the USGP. 
   The names associated with the Glen are legend. Team Lotus captured its first world championship grand prix when Innes Ireland won the inaugural race in 1961. Jim Clark won the race three times for Team Lotus, and owner/engineer Colin Chapman also drank the champagne at Watkins Glen with drivers Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Ronnie Peterson. Graham Hill won the race three years running for BRM, and Jackie Stewart was twice victorious. James Hunt also won twice—the first time for McLaren in his world championship year. Carlos Reutemann was another two-time winner, and additional Watkins Glen victories went to Fran�ois Cevert, Niki Lauda, Gilles Villeneuve, and Alan Jones.  This richly illustrated book presents dramatic race action, arresting portraits of key drivers and team leaders, and carefully researched facts that explain the forces that brought true Grand Prix racing to Watkins Glen, as well as the reasons leading to its eventual demise. A remarkable journey awaits you in these pages.  If you have Michael's previous three books on Walt Hansgen, Mark Donohue and the Photo Album book on Donohue then, you know what you are in store for.  It is truly a collector’s item.  It is a pleasure to announce to my customers and friends of this work of art and the opportunity to benefit the IMRRC







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