Lost California: Road Racing in Los Angeles

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Mines Field, known today as Los Angeles International Airport, circa 1930. Courtesy of the Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, USC Libraries.

Mines Field was dedicated and opened as the official airport of Los Angeles in 1930, and just two years later the 1.9 mile dirt road racing track was built next to the main runway. Racing lasted at Mines Field until 1936, a year later the Airport would be purchased by the city of Los Angeles and the complex would be expanded to become LAX. 
Courtesy of the Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, USC Libraries.
Areal view of Mines Field

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Racing at Mines Field in the mid 30's
Areal Map of Mines Field showing Century Boulevard behind the main grand stands. 
Westwood Village Ford Racer at Mines Field


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