Like many famed race tracks, burgeoning residential and commercial made the strip more valuable to the business of shipping than racing. The plot of land is now a storage facility for ocean-going shipping containers.
However, this 8mm film will take the viewer back to an age where California was the “home of speed” with every type of tuning shop, churing out cam shafts, heads, pistons and all types of go fast parts — race proven at this lone gone strip of pavement.
Sadly, the only noise is the projector rolling the images onto a screen. But one can only imagine the roar of these incredible dragsters in this now 60-year-old footage.
Too bad they didn’t have iPhones then, eh?