Central Coast Motor Sports


Tony Baker


From action-packed Model T racing in the 1930s to exotic sports car racing during the 1950s and 1960s, Images of America: Central Coast Motor Sports reveals the colorful history of motor sports and hot rodding in Central California. Sam Foose, one of the pioneers of West Coast car customizing, created several designs that led to fame, while locals raced at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats and joined the exclusive 200 MPH Club. Don Edwards entered the exciting world of drag boat and hydrofoil racing and became one of the most successful drag boat racers of the 1960s. This collection of historic images spotlights the many drag strips, racetracks, car clubs, and personalities in the region during racing’s golden age. It also features some of the coolest hot rods, customs, dragsters, lake racers, sports cars, formula racers, sprint cars, jalopies, off-road vehicles, and motorcycles around.