Joe Leonard (left)) proudly displays one of his many championship rings. This one was for winning the 1971 USAC National Indianapolis Car Championship. It was an honor for this author (right) to have Joe Leonard as a guest during the show.
San Jose Hall of Fame racer Joe Leonard (left) was at Hot San Jose Nights signing books for race fans. Leonard wrote the Foreword for History of San Jose Auto Racing 1903-2007.He also drove the Goularte Brothers Hardtop (background) to victory over Al Pombo at San Jose Speedway on opening day 1964.
Sam Emery (55) and Bob Blake (4) impact wall and steering wheels
Dennis Mattish Photos (left) provided photos for the book CANDLESTICK PARK by Ted Atlas (center). Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy (right) wrote the foreword for the book. The book devotes a page to the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Racing Series held in the stadium during 1993. Photo was take at Ted's book launch party on December 11, 2010.
1974: Last lap – Nick Rescino (1), Howard Kaeding (3)
and Johnny Brazil
San Jose Speedway
Stop by our table and bench race next time Anne and I are at Ocean Speedway.
Setup for the Hot San Jose Nights Car Show held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds July 9-11, 2010.Tony and Anthony Goularte's 1963 NASCAR Hardtop was part of the History of San Jose Auto Racing display.
Historian/promoter Ken Clapp (left) was a contributor to History of San Jose Auto Racing 1903-2007.
History San Jose President & CEO Alida Bray was presented with a copy ofHistory of San Jose Auto Racing 1903–2007. History San Jose contributed to three different chapters in the book. The presentation took place at the Classic Vintage Motorcycle Show held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on March 27.
1972: Golden State Classic
Jimmy Sills signs the master copy of History of San Jose Auto Racing during the NorCal Racing Expo held in Vallejo on February 27. Jimmy is one of over twenty drivers who has signed the book so far.
1977: Opening day
Anne Mattish works the booth during the Classic Vintage Motorcycle Show held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on March 27. Posters are available for purchase.
1982: Mike Sargent
1978: The end