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Beverly hills race track...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Track-T, May 3, 2012.

  1. Track-T
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    Early 20's
     

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  2. 296ardun
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    Thanks for posting, lots of board tracks in the '20s, and unfortunately lots of fatalities...wonder what sits at the board track today?
     
  3. Jalopy Joker
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    Cool - where pics from - web site or ?
     
  4. Track-T
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    I heard there was a track there so I went to yahoo photos and typed in beverly hills
    race track.
     
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  5. need louvers ?
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    If I remember my history correctly, the next building on the sight was the Pan Pacific auditorium.
     
  6. Track-T
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    And the whole thing burned to the ground a couple years later....
     
  8. Board tracks were fairly popular in the 1920's. And they attracted huge crowds... a heavy ghoul factor for certain. Wipeouts were often fatal. Check the link below, they were far more popular than I thought. I had read a book about them years ago, would love to find it again.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_track_racing
     
  9. Racer12
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    can only describe that with one word. Balls!!!

    Bob
     
  10. jimdillon
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    When I think of board tracks I don't think as Wikipedia does and talk about all of the fatalities. After spending 30 years researching early auto racing I can point to numerous fatalities on all sorts of tracks.

    Board tracks were very fast and when you go fast things happen, but if I could find a way back machine I would gladly go back and be one of the railbirds. The sounds,smell and visuals had to have been incredible. Imagine 2 mile tracks at average speeds of 115mph in the teens, let alone with the superchargers and other go-fast goodies of the twenties.

    Here are a couple of pics of the 2 mile board track at Sheepshead Bay, not far from Coney Island in NY.-Jim

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  11. yetiskustoms
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    Death racing! Crazy old bastards lol
     

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