MINES FIELD GOLD CUP RACE was a 1.9/10th mile road course where L.A. Airport now sits. The GILMORE GOLD CUP RACE was 131 laps with a total distance of 250 miles. Local car dealers donated cars like Fords, Chevrolets, Chryslers, DeSotos, Plymouths, Terrplanes, Rocknes, and Studebakers in hopes of promoting sales for there new 1934 models. These were all new stripped down stock cars that entered the 250 mile race. Before the race they practiced at the notorious Legion Ascot Speedway as seen in some pictures here with the hills in the background, Legion Ascot was on the east side of L.A. about five or six miles from Mines Field. The promoters of the Gold Cup Race had a parade of all the race cars down Broadway Ave. in downtown L.A. to promote spectator attendance for this race. Number 15 Al Gordon took 1st place, # 8 Stubby Stubblefield was 2nd. and #36 Lou Meyers was 3rd. Many of these young daredevils went on to driving big cars at the Indy 500.