The crowded start of the first race in 1952. The MG of Daniel Pollack and the Simca Special of Louis Van Dyke lead an assortment of MGs, MG Specials and other cars off the line in this race for the Mayor's Cup.
Photo: San Francisco Public Library
Pete Lovely said it best: “We couldn’t believe they would let us race through this beautiful park, which was almost in the heart of a major city.” Not only were the races held for three years on what many sports car publications called “the best road race course in the United States”, but they also attracted some of the top drivers, cars and a combined total of more than 250,000 spectators. The Golden Gate Park races played an important part…
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