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Title
A. J. Foyt
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
The half-mile oval opened in 1957 on a 37-acre dump site, but it soon became the busiest dirt track in the nation (and a training ground for many Indianapolis 500 drivers). Every type of motorized vehicle--from motorcycles to ATV three-wheelers to destruction derbies--raced at Ascot before it closed in 1990.
A.J. Foyt, steering his midget car at Gardena's Ascot Park. Dated December 4, 1961.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00048868
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 4008
CARL0000052967
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17397
Subject
Foyt, A. J.,--1935-
Ascot Park (Gardena, Calif.)
Automobile racing--California--Gardena
Automobile racing drivers--United States
Gardena (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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