Pomona, opening day, from George Klass. Pomona was a layer of pavement at the end of the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. It opened with strong police support to get hot rodders to stop street racing. and it did just that for a while, as this stock Olds shows. But even when Pomona opened, most of the cars were competition cars, and street driven cars had less of a chance. Still, it was a chance to see what your stocker or street rod could do in a measured quarter mile. This was more like the kinds of cars that ran the drags even in the early days; George Cerney's Cadillac-powered deuce sedan, painted purple and yellow like his famous custom Plymouth wagon Carl Grimes displays the 322" Buick in his A/Altered, at Santa Ana Atlanta Georgia's Hoyt Grimes, slingshot style with a carbed Cadillac and a belly tank body. and Hoyt Grimes fitting a blower to his Cadillac. This was all homemade, that's mostly the way that drag racing was done back then.