OK, so it's around the Raceway
like this: in the right edge of this photo is I-8, 1965 or so. The
culvert at right bottom is a tunnel under I-8. On the other (north)
side of the highway is the San Diego Stadium. There were races on
that parking lot, 1968.
Click the upper-left corner of the photo for a deeper zoom.
This picture was made while
Ferrari the racecar manufacturer was in heavy competition with Ford
the auto manufacturer who used Shelby and Wyer to whup Ferrari (seen
v. Ferrari", the recent Matt Damon movie?). I sent
the photo to Road & Track, wondering if Ford would accept
the Challenge. R&T
was amused but not to the point they would find room
for the photo at the back of the book.
During the time the San Diego
SCCA was making Regional and National
races on the Stadium lot, Vern Jaques was looking for a place to dispose
of the guaranteed-to-be-broken strawbales after the event. I suggested
Mr. Ferrari's still-extant but shrinking dairy farm. Vern and I went
up that road to the barn, where we chatted with Mr. Ferrari and found
he was amenable to having the straw strewn in his pastures.
out that a term of his eminently-domained sale of some property to CalTrans was
that he not lose access to his north-of-the-freeway land. They had to build him
a tunnel of sufficient size to accommodate his farm vehicles. As a matter of fact,
the only access to the north-side lots was through the tunnel. And that's the
way the straw went. Trivia. Extreme Trivia.