this would seem to be a photo of San Diego Region SCCA key persons Carl Kapp,
Marge Binks, and Phil Binks, south of the fence that faces the Firestone garage,
RIR. It might actually be on the edge of what's left of the short oval. It might
also be on the same day as my "missed photo" story on The Pits page
One. I mean, in the CLICK
large view, look at young Al: isn't that the guy I described? Could that be Michael's
hair-do to Al Jr's left? Could be . . .
Are you beginning to get the idea
this corner was a good spot to hang out? You're right: for a racer to take his
car from a garage or paddock spot to the pre-grid, racing pits, and re-entry,
he pretty much had to make his way to the gate in the southwest corner of the
enclosure. That's it directly behind Phil Binks' head, a bit of the opening showing
to the lower right between Phil and the Champion® sign. There were a couple
pedestrian gates, and one car gate that led to a lane and the pits behind the
wall (look at the gas station photo on Pits One) but the latter was very carefully
controlled, and seldom open as a default on big-league weekends.
is an excellent (older) overview available if
you have the patience or facilities
for a 244K download.
E R E
The garages and paddock southwest gate are at the lower left.
. . ?
Look again at that CLICK
large view of the top photo: across the way you can see the Timing
and Scoring building. To its north, visible in the small view, is the south
end of the Tower.