wheretheyraced.com Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels tells the story of a pre-gridlocked Los Angeles. A time when it was ripe with orange groves, movie stars and more auto racing and innovation than anywhere else in America. This documentary film uncovers the forgotten history with lost archival films, hundreds of vintage photos, and revealing interviews.
Hosted by Harold Osmer who literally wrote the book and directed by Harry Pallenberg (Shotgun Freeway, Women in Boxes and California’s Gold), Where They Raced reunites the ghost tracks of Los Angeles with the cars that raced them and gets families and experts to tell the tales that give these fading memories a victory lap.
Lakes, Parks & Rods with Wally’s son on the Pomona Drag • A look at all 3 boardtracks in Los Angeles, we had the Nations first, the best & the fastest • Vic Edelbrock Jr. brings Roger Ward’s V8-60 back to Gilmore • The ultimate barn find: a Peugeot that influenced Miller, Offy and decades of racing technology • Ed Winfield’s #1 Ford is reunited with the remains of Legion Ascot to take a lap 85 years later • Join Mickey Thompson’s son & 1st wife for a 1/4 mile walk down memory lane • Eddie Pullen’s son, a ‘13 Fiat & a ‘11 National relive the Santa Monica Road Races•Greg Sharp at NHRA•Leslie Kendall at the Petersen • 414 mph Land Speed Record holder Charles Nearburg • We’ll talk to JC Agajanian Jr. at Turkey Night • Huell Howser sees something “Amazing” at the Corona Circle.... CHECK OUT: wheretheyraced.com