nearly every online
or printed source (and certainly each
oral historian) offers among facts and opinion some less than accurate
information about RIR, its physical or historic self, the events
conducted there, or the participants who brought it all to life. A
possible exception is the Dick Wallen book Riverside
Raceway: Palace Of Speed.
I'd guess it'll never get
sorted out. It's all valuable and valued, and I
want to know about it. It may help those less fortunates—who have only heard
of good old RIR—in their knowing of and about it, in living it as much
as possible in the real or imagined, accurate or distorted way others did.
I did. That's my motive for all this bother. All this
fun. All this Play. If you missed it, maybe
you should start by absorbing some of the nitty-gritty action implicit in a photo
and first paragraph on the Flagging Turn 7 page. You
can come back here easily enough.
A click on any of these images will reveal a larger version.
Road map of the RIR
and March AFB area
Click the picture
to be transported to January, 1958.
elevations appear in boxes. They are in feet, but I don't know if they refer to
elevation at the track surface near the box, or at the location of the box.
will end the suspense: Riverside International Raceway is gone, gone, gone.
You can see where it was in relation to the stunted commercial and residential
developments now infesting the old racing-ground.
overlay by Tami Bennett. Right, by Your OBedient Servant.
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