PFTV reader George Shyavitz met Ralph De Palma’s wife in 1981. The famed racer was featured in an earlier post on the San Luis Obispo racetrack at Exposition Park. George kindly shared these images with us. De Palma’s resumé is quite impressive. He also shared this link to the history of dry lake racing. Muroc will forever be associated with speed. Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first time over Muroc Army base, later Edwards Air Force Base.
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