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Feature Film: Racing Through the Forest

The Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance was a sideshow to these incredible sports car races on what is now 17-mile drive


ClassicCars.com, in partnership with Executive Producer and race driver, Rick Knoop, are proud to present Racing Through the Forest, The History of the 1950-1956 Pebble Beach Road Races.

We may not have Pebble Beach this year, but in this stellar document, the Pebble Beach Road Races are remembered by those who were there. Legendary drivers including Fred Knoop, Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill, Bill Pollack, Jim Hall, Phil Remington, Mick Marston, Sterling Moss and Johnny Von Neumann, provide first-hand accounts of the excitement and dangers of “Racing Through The Forest”, and take us back to where sports car road racing began, and paved the way for the famed Concours D’elegance and Laguna Seca Raceway.

It’s an honest and detailed look back at an age when racing was pure, glorious and dangerous.

Tom Stahler
Tom Stahler
Tom Stahler is the Managing Editor of the ClassicCars.com Journal. Tom has a lifelong love of cars and motor racing – beginning with the 1968 USRRC race at Road America, in a stroller, at eight months of age. His words, photos and broadcasts can can be found on a myriad of media. He has won the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award and a Gold Medal in the International Automotive Media Awards.


  1. Wow !! This is a major piece of sports car racing history in AMERICA that alot of us younger motorsports fans must see !! As a professional engine builder/automotive machinist It’s great to see the Roots of our industry. Very well done ! The first “Fast and the Furious ” movie mentioned is also
    also a bit of a suprise as the current franchise movie has little in common
    except the name.

    • Glad you enjoyed it, John! This is one of the most underrated historical documents on American racing. Tell all your friends!


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