If Cars Could Talk

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Tuesday December 8

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6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM


Ken Miles, Carrol Shelby, Phil Hill, Parnelli Jones. All iconic, internationally known 1950s sports car racers, and each of them raced here on south Puget Sound courses in the 1950s. 


Shelton and Bremerton hosted these famous drivers and their equally famous cars: Ferraris, Maseratis, Jaguars, Mercedes-Benz and all the rest, over a seven-year stretch that saw thousands of fans from all over the northwest gather at these two locations. They saw world-class competition from famous cars and drivers, as well as equally close and exciting competition between local drivers like Pete Lovely, Ray Rairdon, Don Jensen and Tom Carstens. 


Each year during the 50s, national or west coast championship races were held at the airports at Shelton or Bremerton, as well as dozens of local races. The sport of road racing was growing by leaps and bounds in those years, far surpassing the popularity of NASCAR and even Indy cars.


Road racing historian Martin Rudow, who first attended races at Bremerton in 1956, will take us back to those exciting days of yesteryear with personal stories and collected anecdotes from the men and women who were part of the excitement. Rudow has collected hundreds of rare photos as well and will share them with us in this live presentation.



Tuesday, December 8, 6 PM- 7 PM 






FREE with registration. You will receive your ZOOM link the day prior to the event.


Programs are on a first come, first served basis. To ensure a virtual seat, register today!

America’s Automotive Trust and its entities – LeMay – America’s Car Museum, RPM Foundation, Club Auto and Concours Club – rely on the generosity of our donors to serve the community and secure America’s automotive heritage through our programs.