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on the "Atlas
F1 Nostalgia Forum".
Website visitors respond
to the Riverside photos:
From Dave Norton:
"This almost brings me to tears.
These photos, a few of them at least, are an absolute must for your website.
They form a window into a glorious past
filled with the hopes and dreams of
many courageous and talented young men: Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Dave McDonald,
Billy Krause and hundreds of others including myself. They also bring us
to reflect on the loss of those who
died here: Ken Miles and Pat Piggot
come to mind. The graffiti and somber
skies in the photos help capture the
Please convey my personal thanks to Bill
From 1961 racer John
"OMG, it is like viewing the corpse of
an old friend...."Many thanks!!
PS: My latest invention, the CarporT,
is on p.130 of the current (Sept)
issue of Motor Trend Magazine (www.carportcarcover.com)."
From my (ex-pro motorcycle racer) brother
From Frank Sheffield:
"Those dead Riverside International Raceway
photos nudged my lachrymals,
as did Tip's memories. I always knew
there was a hierarchy of risk-seeking in racers and their cohort. Two-wheelers
were (are) right up there near the top..."
from Frank) (Check out Frank's website, too!)
From Jim Harris:
"Thanks so much for the Riverside raceway
memories. I still pass by there
on my way from Lancaster to San Diego
but I can't bear to stop and see
I lived in Corona, CA from 1965 to 1970
and visited Riverside Raceway for just about every event there was.
I remember both roasting and freezing and seeing the most magnificant racing
imaginable. I would go home and sit in my big brother's go-kart and
"drive" the course lap after lap. Finally, in 1985, I took the Keith
Code motorcycle roadracing course there and then raced there and at the
nearby Willow Springs raceway. When I next get together with my brothers
I will try to pull out our old pictures and programs and see if we have
anything "special" enough to send in." Thanks again!"
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