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Photograph caption dated January 15, 1963 reads, "Pace car - Seated in the Mercury S-55 convertible, famed race driver Peter De Paolo discusses plans for the Jan. 20 Riverside '500' stock car road race with Les Richter, promotion director of the Riverside Raceway. De Paolo will pilot the official mercury pace car on the initial lap of the 500-mile event. The pace car and an award car are provided through the courtesy of the Los Angeles Lincoln-Mercury Dealers Advertising Association."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
De Paolo, Peter Ford Motor Company.--Lincoln-Mercury Division Los Angeles Lincoln-Mercury Dealers Advertising Association Mercury automobile Automobile racing drivers--United States Men--California--Los Angeles Stock car racing--California--Riverside Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs