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The number 44 Model A with a two-port Riley was owned by Bob Snook of the Road Runners and raced at Muroc. Leslie explained that, in the early days, numbers were assigned at each race. After the war, each club was assigned a batch of numbers. If you were familiar with the system, you could identify the club by the numbers. Number 1 and eventually 1-16 were saved for the fastest cars, regardless of club.