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      "...life is crap, and the only thing that makes it possible to get up in the morning and go on living is play."
  —Malcolm Sutton-Smith, scholar
 I invite you to share a few experiences*

"Home"        Page

Doorway to an  
Artwork and  
Museum Piece 


Go to "Newest on the Site" for extended list:

Racing-oriented pages

09-23-2021: Long Beach Inaugural 1975 Program (and report)
09-23-2021: Dave Smith's early 1950s Carrell Speedway photos
Are up but un-sorted and un-annotated, so far
09-21-2021: Connected programs and magazine articles
Chino A/P July 1953
Terminal Island Reeves Field October 1953
Torrey Pines January 1956

09-11-2021: Spent a couple hours re-hooking "First RIR ARRC,1964" images
09-07-2021: Reconnected "On The Beach" large images in "Pits" sequence
08-28-2021: Background— The "Hare"   profile revealed
08-18-3021: Working on Dave Smith's Carrell Speedway photos from the early 1950s

08-15-2021: Remembered and connected Dolphin history (404s rampant)
08-14-2021: Page of James Boxberger's Dolphin Number Nine Documents

08-10-2021: Old Torrey Pines Racing Photos - Book 6
08-10-2021: Old Torrey Pines Racing Photos - Book 5
08-10-2021  Old Torrey Pines Racing Photos - Book 4
08-10-2021: Old Torrey Pines Racing Photos - Book 3
08-10-2021: Old Torrey Pines Racing Photos - Book 2 *

08-10-2021: Old Torrey Pines Racing Photos - Book 1 *

Those Torrey Pines Road Races - Program
ThoseTorrey Pines Road Races -
      As Reported In Auto Sport Review April, 1953
My Torrey Pines Pages
08-10-2021: Old Torrey Pines Magazine Reports

08-06-2021: New Riverside International Automotive Museum RIR Memorabilia Page

Non-racing-oriented pages

09-15-2021: Established a location for the S.D. County Juvenile Hall Dedication Photos
08-13-2021: Found (and re-linked) a Models page I hadn't seen since 2014: intended as a prototype for others

07-26-2021: Created Asset Manage Demonstration Displays Page

07-22-2021: Page with Mast Blvd approach

07-09-2021: New page: On-location photos made during production of "How Nikola Tesla Popped My Cherry"

06-18-2021: Restored a few of the "lost" Models Cabinets images, for better viewing

Go to "Newest on the Site" for extended list:


*Experiences include but are not limited to: Torrance High School; UCR; Lotus, MGB, MGB/GT Tiny GIF of MG logo, Chevy Vega, other auto racing; notes on motorsports at nostalgic Riverside International Raceway GIF: Click to go to RIR lap fraomes, Ontario Motor Speedway GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames, Holtville Aerodrome International Raceway GIF: HAIR logo  CLICK to go to a Holtville page, Tijuana, Torrey Pines, Palm Springs, Pomona, San Diego Stadium, Santa Barbara, Carlsbad, other historic Southern California sports car racetracks, and Sebring, FL; contacts with Richard Boone (Paladin), Mario Andretti, James Garner, Steve McQueen, Rick Mears, Paul Newman, Stirling Moss, Dick Smothers, Peter Deuel, and others at SCCA, IMSA, Formula One, Formula 5000, and CART races and race tracks; Bob Munns; Miss USA; Mamie Van Doren; cars I've been in since 1937 (Morris Minor 1000, et alii); 1:43-scale diecast model cars; a 1999 Hollywood movie I was in; animal companions (Mexican Hairless Xoloitzquintli, Shih Tzu, Sheltie, Border Collie, Welsh Corgi, Indian Ringneck Parakeet); Mexico, Glacier Park, Grafton, UT (Butch Cassidy ghost town), Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Vermilion Cliffs, Yosemite, on Route 66; Little Rock Jazz; PARKS AFB; Little Rock Air Force Base; School Days; work. Vintage racing photos.   See the SITE Map for a better idea.

Driver's-eye 8mm Views of numerous racetracks
and some (exterior) slalom reels
See the Auxiliary Site
for Driver's-eye frames from 8mm videos:
GIF: Click to go to RIR lap fraomes, WIR, OMS GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames, Tijuana, and HAIR GIF: HAIR logo  CLICK to go to a Holtville page

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Pages with MG links or interest are keyed :  Tiny GIF of MG logo
 Ontario Motor Speedway (OMS) links or interest :   
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Holtville Aerodrome International Raceway (HAIR) :   Tiny GIF of HAIR Logo



Del Mar Fairground

GIF: HAIR logo  CLICK to go to a Holtville page

GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames

Palm Springs

Pomona Fairground

  GIF: RIR logo   CLICK to go to an RIR entry page

San Diego Stadium

Santa Barbara

Sebring, FL

Tijuana Airport

Tijuana Playas

Torrey Pines

Willow Springs

the 57 chevy of L. Appling
  Most SMALL images or "thumbnails" on this site are CLICKABLE they will take you to a LARGER or CONNECTED IMAGE or PAGE

    Thumbnail: Click to seee a larger version of Your OBedient Servant shining his MG

Little Rock Air Force Base, 1957.
Picture was taken by Jim Hunt. HP PhotoSmart™ scan.

     Cleaning up the recently-purchased 1953 MG TD 2 after a 1700-mile eventful drive from Los Angeles. In Albuquerque two of the Unser boys (Al and Bobby) spent a disdainful hour diagnosing an oil-pressure anomaly after closing time on a September Saturday. They charged $10.00 for their trouble. The consensus was: No problemo.

     And so it was.

Motor Racing Circuits Database

Black Dolphin FJr No. 50

^CLICK to View

Mostly mine at Laguna Seca 2004
Some photos unattributed
Some duplicates (So sue me; or...)
Enlighten me at frank@fsheff.com

See James Boxberger's documents in support of Dolphin Number Nine provenance as the "Ken Miles-driven Car"
See a Dolphin history

GIF: MG logo-centric pages:

1953 MGTD:

Early photos

As a scale model

On Route 66:
Arizona desert
New Mexico desert

At University


MG Bs:

1964 B LeMans
1:43 scale Model

1967 Bs posed
a Pair

1967 B Tourer
at Carlsbad
& Holtville

1967 B Tourer
on Riverside International Raceway, 1968
GIF: RIR logo  CLICK to go to Turn Seven page

Santa Maria
State Slalom

Enduro Racing

Playas de Tijuana
Beach Racing

1967 B/GT
on street and track

MG B Models
a cabinet-full

in (Old) Print

If you have been here before but have not "refreshed" these pages, please do so;
some new material may not be visible until you "refresh."
"Working on" now means I'm attempting to recall the information and other comments that accrued to the photos displayed when the albums were installed on PhotoTime. I had backup copies of the photos, but when FotoTime kicked the bucket, everything else went down the drain with the Hosting Service. I'll try to add and attribute whatever I remember, but my rememberer doesn't work as well as my forgetter, these days. I'll appreciate and include pertinent contributions (to frank@fsheff.com).
( * = Annotated with program information)

My standing offer:
If you suffer a "404 Not Found" and would be seriously interested
in seeing the missed item, email me at frank@fsheff.com, specifying the
take-off location and the desired landing-place, and I'll see if it is possible
to repair, and to move it up the priority order.

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