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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Salt Lake Racing 1946

The Southern California Timing Association is a sanctioning body that runs Land Speed Racing events at the El Mirage Dry Lake in California and the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.  The Jalopy Journal posted scans of a reprint of a book originally hand-made by Veda Orr for the 1946 lakes racing season.  Ms. Orr was the first and only female member of the SCTA at the time, and she prepared this book to document the competition that season.  It has some really cool pictures of early land speed cars, including Orr's own Class C roadster above. 

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