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Dry lake racing at El Mirage prewar


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#1 Cheater

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:56 AM

From an old 8mm film taken by on of the participants. It was indeed a different time...


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:42 PM

Lots of dry lakes out in the desert. I had never heard of Harper Dry Lake and I looked it up. It's northwest of Barstow, in other words, in the Boondocks or more crudely BFE. In the time this video was made it was *even more* BFE......


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:45 PM

Thanks for posting this, Greg.

Very curious to see a Bug T51 GP running there. Along with the various homebuilts and some very early speed equipment.

Especially that OHC four near the end. Might it be a Meyer-Drake?
Certainly not an Offy.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:48 PM

Talk about Run What You Brung.
 
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