This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 by the author.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Porsche 550 photos
At the Paramount Ranch (LA) races 1956. During a book signing at the Petersen in LA I met the National Park Service Ranger in charge of the Paramount Ranch. See the following links: http://thechicaneblog.com/2010/01/18/lost-track-paramount-ranch/; http://srmz.net/index.php?showtopic=5735;http://www.avoidingregret.com/2012/01/photo-essay-paramount-ranch-raceway.html.
Tire testing Hochenheim 1953. I visited the Hochenheim track years ago -- but I have no sense of its history. Anyone able to fill me in on it?.