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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :

 

Good looking and rare original US local Road race poster.

We were lucky to get a few of these lovely vintage racing posters.

Still showing great colour with fantastic vibrant racing artwork this poster dates circa mid 1960's. 

 

The poster has been printed on heavy card stock by Globe Printers of Baltimore and would probably have been pasted onto boards around town and at the race meeting.

 

SIZE : 425mm x 275mm

 

CONDITION : Overall excellent for age, still showing great colour, may have some edge wear, light foxing to face or rear of poster.

 

SHIPPING : Rolled in a tube.

 

Some Candlestick Park History :

 

Juan fastball may have ruled Candlestick, but the park was also known for another kind of speed. From 1963 until 1965 Candlestick was the site of Sports Car Club of America races in the parking lot outside the stadium.

The course that was designed for the Candlestick parking lot was notorious among the drivers, who cited the "tightness of the circuit, various obstructions and a generally bumpy surface" in a 1965 article in the Chronicle. 

It was so treacherous that racing legend Phil Hill, the only American-born driver ever to win a Formula One World Championship, said that Candlestick was the most dangerous course he had ever driven.

Those fears were borne out when a pair of fatal crashes in August 1965 spelled doom for the site as a road racing venue.Bart Martin, a young driver from Hayward, was the man to beat at the Candlestick track in 1965 as the winner there the previous year and coming off of six SCCA wins in 1964. But Martin, driving a Ford-powered Brabham BT8, died in a crash that day which led to the cancellation of the race.Thousands of spectators witnessed the horrific crash and fire which was captured by Chronicle photographer Bob Campbell.Only a day before, Ken O'Neill, Jr. of Saratoga, was killed in qualifying when his car flipped over a guardrail.Racing was officially over at 'The Stick,' as the next day's Chronicle Sporting Green declared "Death Dooms Candlestick Races," with auto racing writer Gordon Martin going on to say "Candlestick Park is undoubtedly doomed as a site for sports car racing."Gordon's words would prove true as Sears Point Raceway would open in 1968 and the SCCA would have a long and continuing history with that track.

The first event at Sears Point was, in fact, an SCCA endurance race. ( Courtesy of Chris Preovolos national photo editor Sf GATE )

 

 

 

 

Vintage USA San Francisco Road Race Poster

$90.00Price
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