- Photos Of Midget Auto Road Racing|
At Riverside International Raceway, 1958
guess previous photos were of practice, if my conjecture that this is the parade
lap is correct. Each of the three groups has a clickem. Click the lower half for
the whole shot.
I'm seeing a number on only the second car, and make it #35, Dempsey Wilson, in the Walker Auto Body Special, although it might be #55, Bob Cortner in "Little Jewel". Ahead of him the already mentioned #76, Johnnie Tolan in the Inglewood Tires Special. One clickem around the cars on this picture, bottom half for the full-size full array.
Here again is the #62 car, not listed in my program. If you can zoom in on the background (and you can, if you use the free Opera browser), in this picture you'll find a Nash Metropolitan in rust-colored primer (or Dusty Rose, if you prefer), a cream-color MGA, and a Morris Minor tourer (convertible). Not to mention the lovely Nash Rambler wagon.
This looks like the #54 car, Bill Homeier in the Hollywood Spring and Axle Special. I think the hill in the back is in a line with the shorter, closer one in the photo of Riverside's sundown.
There is practically no hope of identifying this car by number.
Perhaps a visitor is acquainted with the vehicle itself and can shed some light on it.
One more bit of Midgets at Riverside material: a ticket from the big Memorial Day weekend, 1958.
FIRST of the RIR Midget Pictures