Motorcycling in Santa Barbara County

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Starting in the early 1900s, Santa Barbara County became home to over a dozen motorcycle racecourses. Not one of those battlegrounds survives today. Pershing Park once had a stadium, Elings Park on Las Positas Road was Veronica Springs Hill Climb Course, and before that, La Conchita was home to hill climbing and TT events. Motorcycling in Santa Barbara County will take the readers back in time to the glory days of two wheels on city streets and engage them in competition at its racetracks. Preserved in these pages are the firsthand stories of the men that competed on these courses as far back as 1924.
ISBN: 9781467117234
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ed Langlo is a third-generation Santa Barbaran. His father joined the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club in 1936 and campaigned Santa Barbara's first 80-cubic-inch Harley-Davidson at its race events. While listening to the stories and recollections of his father's surviving friends, Ed Langlo vowed to preserve this part of history on film as well as in print. Coauthor Tony Baker is an amateur historian with three Arcadia publications to his credit. Baker lives in Ventura, California, and is involved in motorsports archiving.
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