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California Sprint and Motorpaced Championship, Nov-25, 1934 at Montebello Stadium
Item# 1934 ItalianCycClb [1934 ItalianCycClb]
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This is the program for the N.C.A. (National Cycling Association) sanctioned bike race (California Sprint & Motorpaced Championships) which took place on Sunday, November 25, 1934 at Montebello Stadium in the Los Angeles area. The race was produced by the Italian Cycling Club. This program is from the collection of Phil Mole Sr., ex bike racer,  trick rider, cycling aficionado and ex owner of the John T. Bill Co., one of the major bicycle distributors in the Los Angeles area from 1895 to the mid 1980s. Many thanks to Pete Mole, Howie`s long time friend, for making it possible to share this with you. The program contains 20 pages; the dimensions are 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.

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Page-2, an advert for the Sunland Biscuit Co of San Diego; Ralph Raulli, proprietor.


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Page-3, The Program including the names of the racers & officials. Mentioned are; John Bradasich, Charlie Morton (long time friend of Howie), Bob Bliss, Hank Paronelli, Bob Ward, Phil Mole, Buck King, Frank Testa, Hans Ohrt and many more.


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Page-4 with adverts for; (1) National Cycle Shop owned by Henry del Cano (a friend and business associate of Howie's father), and (2) Motor Rim & Wheel who was the west coast warehouse for Atwood Vacuum Machine, maker of Atwood bike kickstands. In the 1950s Howie would drive over to Motor Rim & Wheel to pick-up our monthly orders of kickstands.


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Page-8 with an advert for Atlas Cycle Company at 225 East 6th St in Los Angeles. This is the second bike shop that Howie's father purchased in the late 1940s. Scott McCaskey & Bill Riley each have one of the antique wood racing rollers which were originally owned by Atlas Cycle Co.


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Page-11 with an advert for the MOLE BROTHERS who had a retail bicycle & sporting goods store at 5911 So. Vermont in Los Angeles. This was Phil Mole Sr. & his brother.


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Page-12 with an advert for Harry Wilson. a major distributor of bicycles & supplies for southern California. the company became the Harry Wilson Sales Agency and became the distributor for Schwinn bicycles & parts/accessories. Howie's father did a considerable amount of business with Wilson.

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