Ojai – Southern California Road Racing

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Local Ventura author Tony Baker will visit the Ojai Library at 1 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019, to talk about his book, Southern California Road Racing.

In California, the popularity of all kinds of motor sports reached its peak in the mid-20th century. None was more exotic or glamorous than the type commonly called road racing. Southern California Road Racing is a collection of historic photographs that depicts all the action and excitement of the golden age of motor sports.

The images in this book will take you back to the days when the best cars Europe had to offer competed with homebuilt specials over world-famous road courses like Laguna Seca, Willow, Glen Helen, and Riverside International, plus show all the cars and people that made it happen. Whether discovering the profile of a historic racing personality or viewing dramatic images of racing action, Tony Baker’s newest book is sure to take you back to the glory days of road racing.

Baker is a historian and researcher who has authored numerous magazine articles and books about regional motor sports history, including five previous titles for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. He lives and works in Ventura County, California.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.