Amateur racing at Crater Camp - 1940's and 1950's

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Night Train, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Night Train

    Night Train Been here awhile

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    Short article and cool video on amateur racing out in southern California.

    Crater Camp
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  2. Corky1

    Corky1 Been here awhile

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    Around 1955 I lived in The San Fernando Valley.
    I had a 1954 Vellocette 21" single.
    I used to ride out to crater camp and Race.
    I didn't have money for entry so I wold pull off into the surrounding bushes
    and remove my Head light, license plate, and license plate. Attach a paper plate with a number on it.
    As a race would come bye I would jump in and race with the rest of the bikes. When we got the white flage I would go off track and wait for the next race. Never got caught. HaHa.

    Corky
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  3. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    My dad used to talk about racing at Crater Camp. Now it's just a street with some really expensive houses on it.
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