Paramount Ranch - Track Diagram From 1957 Program USGS Satellite
Photo From 1994 Notes From A Visit, October, 2002
can see Ann Martin's drawing of the course conforms better to the topo map
on a previous page than it does to the aerial photo. Still, there is no question
this is the old racing ground.
A look at Bob Norton's
photos on Tam's Old Racecar Site (http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/
- What's New...), noting their directions on that map, will help
orient the viewer. It is not obvious how quickly the elevation changes:
it seems Turns 5 and 8 are at about the same level, but the uphill from
5 through 7 leads to an abrupt drop down to 8. The first Eric Hauser
photo and the Turn 5 photos on Al Long's pages (http://www.allongs.com
- nostalgia... - Fast Racing - Part 4)(allongs.com has expired and
is parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy.com.) are looking down on the beginning
of the up slope. The second Hauser picture gives a taste of the end
of the down slope.
I visited the Fabulous 50s racers at a reunion here on the first
Saturday in October, 2002. Photos of the gathering and the track will
eventually find their way to this site.
The do-it-yourself picnic and bench-racing sessions took place under
the elongated roof visible between the "8" marker and the
red track line to the west. The marker itself is located close to where
a young lady spent a couple of hours doing a video interview with Dick
other buildings south and west of the "8" marker are what remains
of the Wild
West town featured in hundreds of movies.
to see a GIANT version of the photo without the drawing
to return to the Paramount Ranch August, 1956 cover page