Episodes

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Episode 6:

A.F. Gilmore Company & its Impact on Southern California

Historian Harold Osmer & archivist Brett Arena discuss the A.F. Gilmore Company, The Orignal Farmers Market, racing history, Southern Californian culture, and the development of Los Angeles. 

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Episode 5:

Bonneville and the Origins of Drag Racing

Early days of the need for speed, Bonneville, El Mirage, and origins of Drag racing. 

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Episode 4:

The Story of Saugus Speedway

From the early days until its closing in the ’90s, LA County’s hidden gem provided families with racing memories for generations. 

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Episode 3:

Los Angeles Racing History | Ascot 1904-1990

Cam Benty and author Harold Osmer discuss one of Southern California’s most iconic racing venues, Ascot Park. This oval dirt track is deeply rooted in Los Angeles history, and its origins span almost 90 years.

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Episode 2:

The Hidden Story Behind Santa Monica's Automotive Racing History

The incredible story behind the early growth of Santa Monica, CA, and how auto racing played a hand in the city’s history. Harold Osmer gives in-depth answers while conversing with our host Cam Benty.

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Episode 1:

The History Behind Racing at the Los Angeles Coliseum with Harold Osmer

 

Author and historian Harold Osmer joins our host Cam Benty and details the rich and mostly unknown history of racing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as NASCAR prepares to open its season there in February 2022. 

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