Vintage Race Seats

VINTAGE RACE SEATS. EVENFLO TRIUMPH ADVANCE DLX CAR SEAT. EVENFLO EMBRACE INFANT CAR SEAT CENTERVILLE.

Vintage Race Seats

vintage race seats

vintage race seats – 1935 Print

1935 Print Madison Square Gardens Bike Race Box Seat – Original Color Print
1935 Print Madison Square Gardens Bike Race Box Seat - Original Color Print
This is an original 1935 color print of customers at at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden bicycle race. The race was a six-day event, and the best racers would earn anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000 a year (carpenters of the time were making $5,000). The Olympic event the Madison is named after the Madison Square Garden velodrome. The teams would dismount at least 200 times each day to relieve one another.
This piece was illustrated by Soldwedel, K.. Artist signature in print – bottom right of image.
Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

Now where is that seat belt!?!

Now where is that seat belt!?!
"OK, I know it’s in here somewhere. Darn it the mechanics must have hidden it under the seat." Only kidding folks. Juan Fangio in the #17 Ferrari tries to get belted just like Alfonso Gomez-Mena in the yellow #16 Jaguar D-Type. No doubt some took off without worrying about seat belts. Many, including Fangio, thought they were dangerous. In an era of no roll bars some drivers preferred the option of being thrown free rather than get crushed under the weight of a car. Photo courtesy of Gene Bussian and Ed Pasini.

Persons Racing Saddle

Persons Racing Saddle
1930s
USA
Here is a nice example of period American leather saddle design. Persons was a large producer of saddles for the US market and continues to make leather saddles today as the Persons-Majestic Company. This saddle features a twin wire frame mounted atop a gallows type seat post. It came stock on a 1930s Schwinn LaSalle, a second tier skip tooth fixed gear bicycle. The LaSalle has Lobdell wooden rims laced to New Departure hubs with single rubber tires.

vintage race seats

vintage race seats

Del Mar Racetrack   (CA)  (Images of Sports)
Where the Turf Meets the Surf entered horseracing lore after the 22nd District Agriculture Association (DAA) established a 241-acre fairground at Del Mar that included a stadium and one-mile oval racetrack in the 1930s. The venue gave an enterprising trio the impetus to bring thoroughbred racing to the San Diego County coast. The Del Mar Turf Club was led by Harry Lillis Bing Crosby, Pat O’Brien, and Bill Quigley. A DAA contract to hold a 55-day annual racing season was secured, and on opening day, July 3, 1937, the velvet-voiced Der Bingle greeted the first patrons at the gate. Racing established the Del Mar name beyond California, but it was suspended in 1942 for World War II. The Marines moved in and the Del Mar Turf Club Aircraft Division formed to manufacture wing ribs for B-17s. Racing reopened in 1945 to continued success under the direction of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club president Joe Harper.

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