Jack McAfee wins the July 28, 1957 under-1,500-cc semi-main event at Pomona. McAfee was not only a top driver, but also an SCCA club leader with very definite ideas regarding safety.
Photo: Lester Nehamkin
Southern California has always been a hotbed of car aficionados. The hot rod craze started there and, after WWII, it became a focal point for sports car enthusiasm. During the late forties, sports car owners began forming clubs so they could organize events. The Sports Car Club of America grew out of the pre-war Automobile Racing Club of America. The SCCA franchised branches—called Regions—throughout the U.S. and they began to stage races. At the same time, a separate club started…
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