Post by administrator on Jul 3, 2012 12:38:04 GMT 1
The photos in this album are from a collection made by the famous American motorsport Don Radbruch who passed away in 2007. He loved all forms of motorsport, wrote books and articles on the various disciplines. But his main loves were midget cars and sprint cars.
The cover of the late Don Radbruch's book "Roaring Roadsters', published circa 2004-2005.
Post by administrator on Jul 5, 2012 9:27:30 GMT 1
1949 at Oakland. Don Radbruch writes:" Typical Track Roadsters. This is the 60" banked bend at Oakland, California. In some races the cars were not permitted to run above the white line. I drove No.60 there a few times."
Post by administrator on Jul 6, 2012 8:19:14 GMT 1
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1932. Seattle Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, Don Radbruch writes" "Races were held at the auditorium Seattle in 1932 - admission 10 cents, big crowds - $100 dollars to win the main. "Two drivers were killed in a late 1932 race. The City of Seattle banned racing - still effective today."
Post by administrator on Jul 6, 2012 8:22:18 GMT 1
1950. A typical well built track roadster in Seattle, Washington. The engine is the popular Mercury V8. Driver Kenny Baxter. Admin note: this photo perhaps shows the development from roadsters towards sprint cars in design?
Post by administrator on Jul 6, 2012 8:29:36 GMT 1
Roar 15.jpeg[/img] 1950. Don Radbruch writes: "State of the art track roadsters at the one mile dirt track at Phoenix, Arizona, in 1950". Drives - No. 98 ??, No.18 (Peter) Hansa Henry. Admin comment: "More emphasis here perhaps to car design towards the sprint car format - maybe?"