The prominent but small
white spot below the "H" in the banner across the street represents
your obedient servant's shirt. I was Jefe de Pista (Chief of the Course)
at these races. It was an event rife with tellable stories. One guy had brought
his girl friend and his ocelot from Colorado. While he was racing and his girl
friend was walking the ocelot, someone stole his tools. His Lotus Seven America
partially dismantled itself on the rough streets.
I still have a few
commemorative certificates of appreciation like those
given to all the racers, and a couple of posters like this one: (click
here). Money in the bank. (Joke) I strong-armed the Tijuana Auto Sport Club
race organizers into giving me enough of them to send one of each to every driver
who entered the event. Several of them told me it was the best memento of any
race they had participated in.
There is also a closer, more intelligible
view of that shirt.
You can see another view of the Playas course
on the MG racing page.
There is an aerial (USGS)
photo of 1996 Playas with a course diagram superimposed.
The photo file is 22K or so, and may take eight seconds to download at 28.8.