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Jim Hawes' photos from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Car, driver, venue, and date help needed!


The 2011 CSRG "Charity Challenge" event at Infineon Raceway raised money for the "Speedway Children's Charities" and featured  a fine turnout of F-5000 and Can-Am cars. 


The 2011 "Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion" presented four days of on-track action with 550 entries.  Jaguar was the featured marque and there was also a special event for Ferrari GTOs.


General Racing presented the 2nd Annual "Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival" June 3-4-5 at northern California's Infineon Raceway.  Rainy weather affected the weekend, but the cars and the racing were first rate.


Two new sections of all-MG photos!  More from the "MG Revival" held at Northern California's Infineon RacewayApril 2-3, 2011.


CSRG opened their 2011 season with a successful historic racing event at Northern California's Infineon Raceway.  Held concurrently was an "MG Revival" hosted by MGVR.


One of the west coast's favorite historic events, the HMSA spring meeting at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, was weather-challenged this year.


John McCann's photos of the 1968 L.A. Times Grand Prix at Riverside.  Woolworth heir Lance Reventlow's Scarabs ruled American racing, but Phil Hill challenged them  with a super-potent 4.1 liter 4-cam Ferrari.


In 1964 Haskell Wexler brought Old Yeller III to shooting locations for the film "Viva Las Vegas" starring Elvis Presley and Ann Margret.


In the mid 1960s Haskell Wexler campaigned a Lola T70 at USRRC and Can-Am events with Ronnie Bucknum and Davey Jordan driving.


Before he became involved with Max Balchowsky and the Old Yellers, Haskell Wexler was already involved with Southern California sports car racing.


Renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler was known in the early 1960s California racing world as the owner and sponsor of some of Max Balchowsky's Old Yeller cars.


Our final gallery of Ed Matsuishi's photos shows pit scenes at the second United States Grand Prix, held at Riverside Raceway on November 20, 1960.


Ed Matsuishi's photos from the "San Francisco Examiner" Pacific Grand Prix, held at Laguna Seca on October 21-22-23, 1960


More from Ed Matsuishi's collection!  His photos from the "Los Angeles Times" Grand Prix, held at Riverside Raceway on October 14-15-16, 1960.


More from Ed Matsuishi!  His photos from the 1963 German Grand Prix. 


Historic racer Ed Matsuishi contributed these photos he shot at the 1963 LeMans 24 hour endurance race.


The 2010 CSRG "Charity Challenge" event at Infineon Raceway raised money for the "Speedway Children's Charities" and featured  a fine turnout of F-5000 cars.


The 2010 "Coronado Speed Festival" was a spectacular weekend of historic racing held on the runways of Naval Base Coronado "the birthplace of naval aviation". 


The "Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion" was a whale of an event, with over 600 entrants and four days of racing.  Photos and pages posted for cars in Race Groups 1A --> 7B.


Previously known as the "Pre-Historics", this year the practice and testing weekend prior to the "Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion", has grown into a race weekend in its own right.


"Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival" (June 4-5-6) was a great weekend of beautiful cars and spirited racing.


Dr. Ernie Nagamatsu contributed an interesting group of slides to this website.  They're mostly pit shots showing well-known, and lesser known, Southern California racing cars and drivers from the early 1960s.


"Best Shots" from 2009 Monterey Historics posted!  Your webmaster's favorite photos from a truly classic historic racing event.


The 2009 running was maybe the best Monterey Historics ever, and perhaps the last, at least in its current form:   All racing groups  and "A Stroll Through the Pits" and "Demo Laps/ Misc." now posted.


More black and white photos from Chuck Fawcett.  These shots show SoCal racing action at Gardena's Carrell Speedway in 1953, and at Torrey Pines near San Diego in 1955.


More of Chuck Fawcett's photos of southern California racing in the mid-1950s.  These are in black and white.


In 1956 Chuck Fawcett and a friend drove a Porsche Speedster from California to Wisconsin to take in a race at Elkhart Lake.  Here are the photos.


More of Chuck Fawcett's photos of Southern California racing in the 1950s.  Also six photos from the 1960 "L.A. Times Grand Prix" held at Riverside Raceway on October 16, 1960.


Chuck Fawcett contributed his photos of Southern California racing in the 1950s. 


The "Wine Country Classic" historic races at Infineon Raceway in northern California May 31-June 1, 2009 featured Morgan this year.


Monterey Peninsula based Porsche and Genie-Ford racer Don Wester contributed photos of his racing career in the 1950s and 1960s.


Bob Harris' son Raider Harris contributed more photos of his father's career.   After Bob recovered from his 9-2-62 accident at Santa Barbara, he drove the ex-Bill Krause Maserati Type 61  "Birdcage", a one-off Elva- Maserati, and the famous "Vinegaroon" Genie-Chevrolet.


Your webmaster attended the first race of the new season in California, the HMSA event at Mazda-Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey.  Some interesting cars, great weather, and a chance to take some pictures!


In 1961-62 Bob Harris raced the mid-engined V8-powered Campbell Special in California events.  He survived a terrifying accident at Santa Barbara on September 2, 1962


David Martin's photos from the pro events held in Southern California in 1959; at both the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona on March 7, 1959 and at Riverside Raceway on October 11, 1959..


Website visitor Dieter Schambach contributed these photos he shot at the 1967 "Stardust" Can-Am race held near Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12, 1967.


On July 15, 1961, the San Francisco Region of the SCCA sponsored a 3-Hour Enduro race at Cotati Raceway in Northern California.  Roger Daniells contributed these photos from the enduro and the supporting sprint races.


Dr. Ernie Nagamatsu drove Old Yeller II at the Goodwood Revival Meeting on September 19-21, 2008.


Peter McKercher, Vice-President of the North American Singer Owner's Club, contributed these photos of Southern California racing in the early 1950s.



All Monterey Historics pages and photos posted!   Including "Best Shots" and "A Stroll Through the Pits".


Website visitor Bill Tibbetts contributed his great photos of Southern California racing in the mid-1950s.  See his shots from Torrey Pines, Santa Barbara Airport, Pebble Beach, and others.


"Wine Country Classic 2008"    All Groups Posted!!!   "Best Shots" pages ? photos posted!!!


Your webmaster's photos from the March 15-16, 2008 HMSA Spring event and "MG Reunion" held at Mazda Raceway (Laguna Seca) near Monterey, California. 


New!  All pages finished and posted!  Tom Piantanida contributed his photos of pit scenes from the 1964 U.S. Grand Prix held at Watkins Glen, NY, on October 4, 1964.


New scans of some more old photos.  Most of these are from the "L.A. Times Grand Prix" held at Riverside on Oct. 15, 1961.


In 1962 the San Francisco Region of the SCCA opened their racing season on April 14-15 at the Port of Stockton using a true road course.  Previous Stockton events used airport runways.  New scans and new text and all new pages!


New scans of some old photos!  Your webmaster digs deep in his collection for these never-before-seen shots from California racing in 1961-62.  More coming!


Writer/Historian Gary Horstkorta contributed these photos from the Nichols Collection,  They show some of the great cars and drivers from 1953 events in Northern California.   (All pages now posted!)


Joe Breeze, son of early 1950s NorCal SCCA racer and SF Region Regional Executive Bill Breeze, contributes his photos and memories.


Northern California MGA racer Tony Ferrari contributes his photos from 1960s racing at Laguna Seca, Sears Point, and Candlestick Park.


Photos from historic Can-Am racer Todd Glyer shot at Can-Am events held at Laguna Seca in 1971 and 1972. 


Website visitor Doug Noble contributed these photos he shot at the Labor Day Santa Barbara races, held August 30-31, 1958.

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