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from “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” by William Maxwell

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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*

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Newest on the Site:

Racing-oriented pages

08-01-2021: Delighted to find the Moreno Valley RIR Memorial images from 2006
07-31-2021: Resurrected "Riverside Requiem" Autoweek article

07-29-2021: Created "WILLOW SPRINGS with KURTIS Interest" Page
07-29-2021: Reconnected Grand Central 11-55 images

07-28-2021: Reconnected
Times Grand Prix 10-60 images
07-24-2021: Reconnected legible images in 1969 Can-Am page
07-13-2021: 1940s Program pages refilled

07-14-2021: Added a link to an RIR "Orientation", top of RIR Pictures 2 Page
07-08-2021: Made a page with Curt Anderson's (Can-Am?) and RIR vintage racers

07-06-2021: Page with Phil Binks' and Curt Anderson's photos from Riverside Can-Am(s)
07-02-2021: Restored access to many of Mr Tom Hardin's photos of early sports car racing in SoCal
06-15-2021: Add link page for 8mm SLALOM movies

05-30-2021: Put all formerly carat-keyed RIR images on one page

05-17-2021: Add Recovered Terlingua Racing Team Mustang Monthly October 1982

Non-racing-oriented pages

7-26-2021: Created Asset Manage Demonstration Displays Page
07-22-2021: Page with Mast Blvd approach

07-09-2021: New page: On-set 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

05-27-2021: Add Red Bullitt photos

05-27-2021: Add Terlingua Quest Article from February 2014 Mustang Monthly
05-05-2021: ABTonne experienced Parks AFB and alludes to a 22-year U.S. Air Force career
Alvin Challstrom's daughter, Traci Kjelshus, wants photos, Air Police school PAFB, 1956
12-21-2020: New Parks Air Force Base note from James Hill

More below


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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.

Black Dolphin FJr No. 50 Pictures

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

*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 :   
GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames           Riverside International Raceway (RIR) links or interest :   Tiny GIF of RIR Logo
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.

12-21-2020: New Parks Air Force Base note from James Hill
06-05-2020: Added a link from "More MG-in-Action" page to the Tecate event video
06-05-2020: Added Les Thompson's You Tube film of His MG TD at RIRin 1967
at the end of the MGB GT page
03-26-2020: Magnetic Metallic EcoBoost™ 2019 convertible
replaces the yellow Yellow YELLOW coupe
08-03-2019: MG BGT has left the building
06 -25-2019: A new Parks AFB story f
rom Hugh D. Frye
06-12-2019: 8mm-to-video aggregate page including Holtville
07-08-2018: New yellow Yellow YELLOW coupe replaces the black convertible

09-06-2016: Improved the link to the full video of THS reunion
03-07-2009: Torrance HS annual complete scans 1951 through 1954 (all);

06-07-2018: A new Parks AFB story from Leonard Granger
10-12-2017: Added Torrey Pines December 1952 program to the covers index
02-14-2017: A new Parks AFB story from DeWayne Bremer
====>> 02-04-2017: New page with URLs to all 8mm video and a couple Featuring Holtvillains
01-25-2017: Posted 7 Minutes of 1972 Riverside Can-Am 8mm Movies
Improved the link to the improved full video of THS reunion (09-06-2016)
01-24-2017: Posted In-Car Video (8mm) of
Riverside International Raceway Laps to YouTube
03-03-2016: Re-instituted a Search-This-Site feature (Just below the Site Maps bar)
05-26-2015 Add a route to all Parks Flight-photos I've collected
09-25-2014 New black convertible replaces the coupe
03-07-2009: Torrance HS annual complete scans 1951 through 1954 (all);
1954 Parks AFB and Others New:
09-24-2016: Steve Minniear's Parks AFB Summary History
09-06-2016: Added a link to video of the 40th reunion of
Torrance High School's Class of 1954 <-- Two Links
04-30-2016 Add Questor GP experience (OMS) page
04-01-2016: Disinterring the Revolutionary Pup-Pod™
03-29-2016: Added link to RIR November 16-17 1957 First Nationals Program
12-07-2015: Added "Jerome Hill-climb" page
08-02-2015: Added image of a ticket to the 1958 Memorial Day
trio of 500-mile races at Riverside International Raceway
12-10-2015 Lou Barkacs added a Parks AFB map and some more photos
10-26-2015 Russell Moore of Greenville, SC, sent his Parks Story
09-13-2015 Bill Holman of Madison, Wisconsin added a Parks AFB story
and a bit of information
07-06-2015: Lou added a statement and another photo
05-26-2015 Lou Barkacs sends a few Parks AFB pictures;
Add a route to all Parks Flight-photos I've collected
05-24-2015 Lou Barkacs AF 15-545-621 Checks in
(AP Training Flight B, Class 29026)
09-17-2012 (updated 07-19-2014): New black coupe replaces the white one
08-25-2012: Parks AFB alumnus Don Parsons checks in
07-22-2012: Added ROAD RACERS movie poster to Pits page 1
06-17-2012: Carroll Shelby Tribute cruise at "MoonEyes"
06-17-2012: Friends of Steve McQueen car show
05-23-2012: A Flickr set from NASCAR day at Auto Club Speedway
04-03-12: A Flickr set from Riverside International Automotive Museum's
"LEGENDS of RIVERSIDE IV" Honoree: Bobby Unser

Links to about 150
09-24-01 through 08-31-10
"NEW" entries
are available at OldNew OR:
Semi-alphabetized selection of programs and articles

Motor Racing Circuits Database

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

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