Roughly fifty miles north of Los Angeles, out in the high desert, you'll find Palmdale, home to Los Angeles County Raceway. Certainly not the most modern facility, nor the most spectator friendly, the venue is perfect for hosting the 4ever4 club's Antique Nationals, which sees an eclectic mix of early Ford four bangers, inline engines of all sorts and Flatheads of course. Then there's the selection of speed equipment these motors are running, added to the often strange and quirky body styles the motors are wrapped in. Studebakers, Crossleys, Nashes and more mix with the usual Model T, A and B fare, along with single seat circle track warriors.
This year's event was more poignant than ever, as it could very possibly be the last time the event will be staged at LACR, as word is the track is to be closed down after more than 40 years to mine the granite that lies under the track. It is hoped a new venue, possibly at Fox Field, north west of nearby Lancaster, can be negotiated, or, less likely, that the existing land can be reclaimed and a new venue built on the existing property, which is already the subject of a Reclamation Bond. Whatever happens in the future, the news ensured a large turnout for the Antique Nationals, and a great selection of hot rods both on and off the strip. There are very few events where all these cars will come together without the Antique Nationals.