August 18, 1963
Five thousand race fans turned out for the sixth annual road race at the San Luis Airport. The event was sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Junior Chamber of Commerce, (gosh I didn’t know the Chamber had a kid) and the California Sports Car Club. There were about 200 entries with lots of imported convertible cars. Frank Monise of Pasadena won in his Lotus 23. They presented a perpetual trophy for the first time in 1963 but apparently it is gathering dust in perpetuity on someone’s shelf because the road race is no more.
The California Sports Car Club still exists however and holds races in Fontana, Rosamond (near Lancaster), and Buttonwillow. Here the entry from San Luis car dealer Kimball Motor Company gets some coaching. Photographer was probably long time sports editor Johnny Nettleship.