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from “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” by William Maxwell

This is
       The Frank M Sheffield


      "...life is crap, and the only thing that makes it possible to get up in the morning and go on living is play."
  —Malcolm Sutton-Smith, scholar
 I invite you to share a few experiences*

"Home"        Page

Doorway to an  
Artwork and  
Museum Piece 


Working-On-Page (Racing) Go to "Newest on the Site" for an extended list:

>>--> See Racing Event Program Covers
  (and some Entry Lists) (and Course Diagrams)

Program Covers Thumbnails pages:
  1940s   1950 - 55    56 - 59    60 - 63   64 - 69   70s   80s
Riverside International Raceway F-5000/Continental

>>-------->>>>>>>>>> Take a peek at another nostalgia obsession:
  Riverside International Raceway pictures      

And another: Tom Cardin's early-Fifties California Racing photos
  (Long page now transformed into an Album Page

Links to 8mm racing-oriented films and/or
Driver's-eye 8mm Views of numerous racetracks
  and some (exterior) slalom reels

See the Auxiliary Site
  for Driver's-eye frames from 8mm videos:
GIF: Click to go to RIR lap fraomes, WIR, OMS GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames, Tijuana, and HAIR GIF: HAIR logo  CLICK to go to a Holtville page

Racing-oriented pages

11-17-2021: Added dashplaques to a few program pages, and an entry blank to one
11-02-2021: Completed transformation of the long Tom Cardin Photos Page to an Album
10-29-2021: Created Ken Miles Page (Photos and articles)
10-27-2021: Torrey Pines July, 1955 Program
  Road&Track's Oct., 1955 racing event reports
(Check the Then and Now value of those used cars in the Marketplace adverts: Inflation calculator)
10-26-2021: Santa Barbara May, 1965 Pics reconnected
  March Air Force Base, Edgemont, California, November, 1953 reattached
  Willow Springs May, 1954, Cover and Entry Lists
  Callendar Field, Louisiana, July, 1955
10-25-2021: Created a Racers Reunion (at Parnelli's, 05-01-2004) Page
10-24-2021: Program Santa Barbara September, 1953 reconnected
HONK! magazine Chino haybale race report Hooked up  >>>
10-19-2021: Vaca Valley August, 1961 program reattached
10-10-2021: Recovered and reconnected Riverside First Nationals of November, 1957
10-09-2021: FIRST Riverside International Motor Raceway CSCC Races Program reconnected
  Times Grand Prix, October, 1958 reconnected
10-08-2021: - RIVERSIDE Road Races - FEB 25-26 1961 program connected

10-03-2021: Bakersfield May 1955 Program is complete (Includes #123, James Dean)
  And, Santa Barbara Sept 1955 Program (with #233 James Dean)
10-02-2021: Re-attaced Large Pages of Palm Springs March, 1955 Program
  8mm films of (more than) MGs at Carlsbad
  Visited Towngate Community Center Web site; the RIR memorabilia is no longer posted on the entry-way wall
10-01-2021: Retrieved large versions of Del Mar 1964 race photos

Pre-9-28 and earlier adjustments are on Page"NEWESTS"

Non-racing-oriented pages

Working-On Page 
    Go to "Newest on the Site" for the extended list...

11-20-2021: Added a few flourishes to the Bumblebee/Ortega page
11-12-2021: Formed an entirely new page for "Bumblebee III" ORTEGA HIGHWAY
             Mustang RUN
of January, 2008 (back in the S197 era)
10-15-2021: Adjusted Tesla On-Location photos To Thumbnails-Full-On Photos

10-14-2021: Adjusted 1954 THS Annual Thumbnails-To-full-on Photos
10-12-021: Some adjustments to the Parks AFB Basic and Stories -01- and -02- Pages
Interesting Photo goes to the top of the list: 1954 activity at Parks AFB.
  Contact Brad Shirakawa if you can offer any helpful information

10-04-2021: Established location for thefull-size, long-scroll Torrance High School 1954 Annual Pages
09-15-2021: Established a location for the S.D. County Juvenile Hall Dedication Photos
08-13-2021: Found (and re-linked) a Models page I hadn't seen since 2014: intended as a prototype for others

07-26-2021: Created Asset Manage Demonstration Displays Page

07-22-2021: Page with Mast Blvd approach

07-09-2021: New page: On-location photos made during production of "How Nikola Tesla Popped My Cherry"
06-18-2021: Restored a few of the "lost" Models Cabinets images, for better viewing
<< Links to my Mustangs information/pictures and to my Mustang history >>

Experiences include but are not limited to: Torrance High School; UCR; Lotus, MGB, MGB/GT Tiny GIF of MG logo, Chevy Vega, other auto racing; notes on motorsports at nostalgic Riverside International Raceway GIF: Click to go to RIR lap fraomes, Ontario Motor Speedway GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames, Holtville Aerodrome International Raceway GIF: HAIR logo  CLICK to go to a Holtville page, Tijuana, Torrey Pines, Palm Springs, Pomona, San Diego Stadium, Santa Barbara, Carlsbad, other historic Southern California sports car racetracks, and Sebring, FL; contacts with Richard Boone (Paladin), Mario Andretti, James Garner, Steve McQueen, Rick Mears, Paul Newman, Stirling Moss, Dick Smothers, Peter Deuel, and others at SCCA, IMSA, Formula One, Formula 5000, and CART races and race tracks; Bob Munns; Miss USA; Mamie Van Doren; cars I've been in since 1937 (Morris Minor 1000, et alii); 1:43-scale diecast model cars; a 1999 Hollywood movie I was in; animal companions (Mexican Hairless Xoloitzquintli, Shih Tzu, Sheltie, Border Collie, Welsh Corgi, Indian Ringneck Parakeet); Mexico, Glacier Park, Grafton, UT (Butch Cassidy ghost town), Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Vermilion Cliffs, Yosemite, on Route 66; Little Rock Jazz; PARKS AFB; Little Rock Air Force Base; School Days; work. Vintage racing photos

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Pages with MG links or interest are keyed :  Tiny GIF of MG logo
 Ontario Motor Speedway (OMS) links or interest :   
GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames           Riverside International Raceway (RIR) links or interest :   Tiny GIF of RIR Logo
Holtville Aerodrome International Raceway (HAIR) :   Tiny GIF of HAIR Logo


  Most SMALL images or "thumbnails" on this site are CLICKABLE they will take you to a LARGER or CONNECTED IMAGE or PAGE
    Thumbnail: Click to seee a larger version of Your OBedient Servant shining his MG

Little Rock Air Force Base, 1957.
Picture was taken by Jim Hunt. HP PhotoSmart™ scan.
©FLICKERPhoto.com      Cleaning up the recently-purchased 1953 MG TD 2 after a 1700-mile eventful drive from Los Angeles. In Albuquerque two of the Unser boys (Al and Bobby) spent a disdainful hour diagnosing an oil-pressure anomaly after closing time on a September Saturday. They charged $10.00 for their trouble. The consensus was: No problemo...     And so it was.


  GIF: MG logo-centric pages:

Del Mar Fairground

GIF: HAIR logo  CLICK to go to a Holtville page

GIF: Click to go to OMS lap frames

Palm Springs

Pomona Fairground

  GIF: RIR logo   CLICK to go to an RIR entry page
San Diego Stadium

Santa Barbara

Sebring, FL

Tijuana Airport

Tijuana Playas

Torrey Pines

Willow Springs
1953 MGTD:

Early photos

As a scale model

On Route 66:
Arizona desert
New Mexico desert

At University


MG Bs:

1964 B LeMans
1:43 scale Model

1967 Bs posed
a Pair

1967 B Tourer
at Carlsbad
& Holtville

1967 B Tourer
on Riverside International Raceway, 1968
GIF: RIR logo  CLICK to go to Turn Seven page

Santa Maria

State Slalom

Enduro Racing

Playas de Tijuana
Beach Racing

1967 B/GT
on street and track

MG B Models
a cabinet-full

in (Old) Print

Motor Racing Circuits Database

My standing offer:
If you suffer a "404 Not Found" and would be seriously interested
in seeing the missed item, email me at frank@fsheff.com, specifying the
take-off location and the desired landing-place, and I'll see if it is possible
to repair, and to move it up the priority order.

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