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1924 Ascot

Post by Buildy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:14 am

What would later be called Sprint cars square off at "New Ascot" in 1924.

http://buildy.smugmug.com/Other/Early-A ... &lb=1&s=X3



Note,this is not the same location as the last Ascot,which was in Gardena.

There were 3 or more Ascots in So-cal over the years. There were also Board tracks at Beverly Hills and Culver City(Near Hollywood) in the 1920s.
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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by Old51 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:01 am

Not only were the drivers brave in those days; so were the spectators.

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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by hotrodney » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:11 am

Looks like it may have ben a wee bit dusty. :laughing7:
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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by Buildy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:49 am

Probably didn`t have good french fries either and everyone was bitching about the tire rule :laughing7: I don`t think the lady with the Golf cart was around yet,though.


Does look like they had a Beer Hill going on,though :thumbright:

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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by Doug » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:23 am

Nice! very nice natural grandstand kinda similar to Pennsboro, WV

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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by Al Consoli » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:29 am

I love old photos like this, and it makes me wonder who the the last person was to wear a suit to a dirt track..... :) .......maybe Jack Gunn... :laughing7:

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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by supertc88 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:59 am

NICE picture! :thumbright:
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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by Old51 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:50 pm

hotrodney wrote:Looks like it may have ben a wee bit dusty. :laughing7:
Yeah, I hope they took their Speedweek date away from them. ;)

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Re: 1924 Ascot

Post by hookedondirt7 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:01 pm

That picture is simply amazing. As for the natural grandstands, it looks like they built a dirt track in the Scottish Highlands.

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