100 years ago the City of Corona sponsored a road race on the city streets. The town has a circular highway that is two and a half miles around. Today they celebrated the anniversary of that race with lots of old cars and several period correct race cars. Glen was responsible for inviting over 40 Model T's from the Riverside, Corona, Long Beach and Orange County Model T Clubs.
The picture below is of Glen with his original 1913 Runabout. Under its skin it is fresh but from the outside it is just covered with patina. Thanks for a nice day Glen. If there is an interest I can post some action pictures, Our son Bill is producing a color sound film of the day's activities in his now famous style to post for your viewing enjoyment. The day was filled with music, song and dance and gourmet food trucks serving lobster burritos and stuff like that. AGAIN, thank you for a nice day Glen.
P.S. The engine was running when the picture was taken and there are no blurs. . . . . it is a good runner and didn't get hot in the 95 degree day.
Frank, there is more interest.
We would like to see more while we wait for Bill's video.
As requested, here's the video link (first the version shot by my wife Cindy):
And another video by me...
Here are a few still photos of our cars at the event:
Fast Frank & Mary Harris' 22 Racer
Ron & Linda White's 13 Speedster
Bill & Cindy Harris' 15 Touring
This 1917 National attended the event.
A big THANK YOU to Glen Chaffin for organizing the 100th Anniversary of the Corona Race, and to Frank, Bill and Cindy Harris for their videos and pictures from the event. I just wish I could have been there.....
Here's a link to some background information about the races:
Bill, what can you tell us about the Miller Indy V8 car there? I was not aware there was one out on the left coast.
Jim: Sorry, I just ran around and shot video but didn't get a chance to dig in to any details of the individual cars on display
This proves that Glen's T runs rust, patina, and all. Sorry I misspelled his name above.
Here's a link to a gallery of photos with better shots of the actual race cars:
Great job Glen!!!
Thanks for all your help with the bobby!
The event was a great success in spite of the lack of cooperation of the city. Typical government employees. Everyone said they had a good time and we got to see a lot of vintage race cars and join them in the tour around the old race track. Thank you all for helping make it a success.