The text mentions "Chavez Ravine". For the uninitiated:
Chavez Ravine is the location of a Hispanic barrio northeast of downtown
Los Angeles. Was the location. It's where Dodger Stadium was built. The
Dodgers are a professional baseball team, formerly located in the New York barrio
of Brooklyn. Baseball is a semi-athletic game similar to cricket, with more spitting,
cursing and crotch-grabbing. See another view of Turn Eight in the Turn
Six picture and on the RIR Pics 5 page.
wonder if "James Murray" was the Los Angeles Times sports columnist,
humorist, and master story-teller, Jim Murray. The Times was offended by
an arrogant promoter, and pretty much ignored the Formula One event. That spelled
near-failure: the crowd figure cited in the article was 20,000, a fifth of the
number who showed up for the Times Grand Prix a month or so earlier.