I've been reading about how the INDY 500 bottle of Milk tradition started and I've seen a handful of different accounts. Louis Meyer either in 1933 or 1936 is sited most often... and it is usually regular milk, but sometimes it is Buttermilk. Seems like Dario Resta had a bottle of milk after the 1916 Vanderbilt Cup…
The influence that Los Angeles has had on the INDY 500 is HUGE and vastly under appreciated. From the mid 20's up into the 1960's engines by Harry Miller and his chief engineer Offy dominated the field. Other names (errr LEGENDS) include people like Gilmore, Roger Ward, Troy Ruttman, Parnelli and Aggie to name just a…
It was a true honor and pleasure to be interviewed by Jay. It was even better that he loved the film and best of all I go to spend a few hours walking around his museu... err garage. AMAZING! More info at www.wheretheyraced.com
She still only has her drivers permit but she's on her way to try and join the 200 Club at Bonneville this August.
Throwback Thursday some LA auto history. Save the date 2/26 for a lot more at Petersen screening.
John Rabe host of OFF-RAMP on KPCC in Los Angeles has posted his interview with me as well as a few extra slides of archival automotive Los Angeles history. We recorded the interview near where turn 3 used to be of Legion Ascot. Don't forget the screening this Sunday at 1PM - Automobile Driving Museum.
The award winning documentary film Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels will be screening on Sunday Feb. 9th at 1:00pm at one of the coolest museums in Los Angeles - the Automobile Driving Museum. What sets this museum apart is that they actually take you out for a ride in one of their vinatge cars...…
I missed ThrowbackThursday... Does FlashbackFriday exist?
Couple of cool L.A. based cars at two different great L.A. locations. Should be easy to identify them - can you? Pass it on to your L.A. Fans,
For more on L.A.'s automotive and racing history: www.wheretheyraced.com
Turkey Night Grand Prix has been held every Thanksgiving except the war years since 1934. It is the 2nd oldest event in motorsports and has been run at the greatest So Cal ovals starting at Gilmore Stadium. Clip is from the last night at the famed Ascot. Winners includes: Bill Vukovich, Johnny Parsons, A.J. Foyt,…
Now that the Petersen Museum picked up their 'new' 1900 Smith form the Valet, our 1911 National is the oldest car at the L.A. Auto Show. This car ran in the 1st Indy 500 then moved west to Los Angeles and ran at the Motordrome (1st Board Track in America) then at a bunch of the Santa Monica Road Races.
It was pretty sweet rolling this 1911 National into our booth (K-733) at the LA Auto Show... which just happens to be 3 miles & 110 years away from where the very 1st races in L.A. were held. More at www.wheretheyraced.com
For more of this era make sure you come out to the big screen premiere of Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels. More info under the events tab here: www.wheretheyraced.com
Amazing week for #Motorsports. First #SEMA, then #NHRA Winternationals, then #SCTA races at El Mirage and finally on Sunday Night is the big screen premiere of Where They Raced! Get your tickets at World Class Motoring. Till then, enjoy this bonus clip of Vic Edelbrock Performance talking about the birth of #NASCAR.
A few clips from the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Had a great 2 days there. LOVED the early morning fog till it burned off. Sorry if I feature the same cars & drivers but they are probably friends or ones that are featured in Where They Raced. If you see a race you were in but don't…
Entering the pits from the Monterey Motorsports Reunion Weekend
Vic Jr. talks about his Dad, the family car (oh what a car) and the dry lakes...