Where is dry lake bed racing cars?

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What kind of cars were used at Muroc Dry Lake?

  • Muroc Dry Lake was the site of American Automobile Asscociation sanctioned speed events in the 1920s. When lakes racing became popular in the 1920s, the Model T was the preferred car because of its low cost and available speed equipment. Roadsters were favred amongst the racers, but touring cars were also raced.

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Land speed dry lake bed racing El Mirage recreation area is a huge 24400 acre off road park to ride motorcycles, 4 wheel ATV’s and other OHV’s and is also home of the El Mirage time trials land speed races. The length track or strip is 1.3 miles with a long shut down area at the end.

Huell visits a dry lake bed in the Mojave desert that is so gigantic that it is the site of Edwards Air Force Base and a landing strip for the Space Shuttle. In the 1920s and 30s it was also used by hot-rodders from all over southern California as a speed trails course for their fast cars. Muroc Dry Lake has remained off limits since WWII, until recently when the Air Force re-opened the dry lake bed, inviting back all the old-timers for a weekend of racing. Thousands of car enthusiasts ...

The Early Days of Muroc Dry Lakes Racing. Muroc Dry Lake was the site of American Automobile Asscociation sanctioned speed events in the 1920s.When lakes racing became popular in the 1920s, the Model T was the preferred car because of its low cost and available speed equipment.Roadsters were favred amongst the racers, but touring cars were also raced. In May 1923, Joe Nikrent set a record of 108.24 miles per hour in a stripped down Buick. In 1924, Tommy Milton ran 151.26 mph in a Miller ...

In this episode of My Classic Car, join Dennis Gage as he travels to El Mirage Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert to have a go with some serious land speed racers...

Sometime during the 1920s, weekend gearheads from greater Los Angeles in an effort to avoid the law meddling in their “hoodlum” street racing activities began heading out to Muroc Dry Lake some 100 miles north of Downtown L.A. Here, they would pit their chopped-up four-bangers (mostly modified four-cylinder Ford Model T’s) against one another in unbridled, multi-car lineups across the dry lake bed. These rough-and-tumble fellows were some of the earliest pioneers of drag racing.

Under a baking hot Goldfields sun, the dry lake bed made the perfect surface for a 4 kilometre racing circuit, “the outback’s own racetrack, the Brooklands of the West (Cocks, 2016, 471).” Red Dust Racers lined up waiting a turn around the 4 kilometre clay pan surface of Lake Perkolilli.

new color photos of 1940's dry lake bed hot rod racing (Actually this one is a "new" picture. It's of the Reelers c.c. out of LA, taken within the last 3 years.

Had a rad time watching some land speed racing out at El Mirage dry lake put on by the Southern California Timing Association. Thanks for watching,& until ne...

The dry lake bed is best known for its salt-edged, crystal clear bright light blue water ponds and channels (present in the Salt Evaporation Plan). Location: The site can be accessed through the National Trails Highway from Amboy Road. A trip out there from Los Angeles can take up to 4 hours (200 miles). “National Chloride produces 20,000 tons of calcium chloride each year. They sell it to Hill Brothers Chemical Company which processes it into the finished product. It sells for about $270 ...

Oct 10, 2016 - Forwarding info about the photo attached. I have another pic of this coupe but not ready for publish yet. Jerry says, "I bought two SCTA photos...

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