Local Faces, Local Races — Salem's Hollywood Bowl, 1950

Local Faces, Local Races — Salem's Hollywood Bowl, 1950

Salem’s Hollywood Bowl, like many local tracks across the country and the world, brought amateur racers to the track, forging friendships along the way. Some names would become more well-known over the years. Some became lifelong friends. Some, a hard pulled memory. Each of these racers are responsible for the ever-evolving world of racing, and examples of racing during the 1950s in the Pacific Northwest.

Luckily this small collection of donated photos came with the names of the people in the photos including Jack Greiner, Randy Francis, Wild Bill Hyde, Len Sutton, Howard Osborne, Ernie Koch, and Max Hunn. The World of Speed Archive receives hundreds of photos without information such as names, places or dates. If you’ve raced in the Pacific Northwest, we’d appreciate your help in putting some names to the many faces, places and races.

Photo Series - Racers at Salem's Hollywood Bowl, 1950 (WOS#5075)

JG.04.A - Jack Greiner’s first race, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

JG.04.A - Jack Greiner’s first race, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

 
JG.05.A - Randy Francis, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

JG.05.A - Randy Francis, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

 
JG.07.A - Wild Bill Hyde, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

JG.07.A - Wild Bill Hyde, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

 
JG.01.A - Len Sutton’s first race, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

JG.01.A - Len Sutton’s first race, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

 
JG.03.A Howard Osborne, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

JG.03.A Howard Osborne, Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

 
JG.08.A - Ernie Koch, 1950 Salem Hollywood Bowl Champion

JG.08.A - Ernie Koch, 1950 Salem Hollywood Bowl Champion

 
JG.06.A - Howard Osborne (44), Wild Bill Hyde (23), Max Humm (73), Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

JG.06.A - Howard Osborne (44), Wild Bill Hyde (23), Max Humm (73), Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

 
JG.09.A - Max Hunn (driver) and Don Waters (car owner), Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950

JG.09.A - Max Hunn (driver) and Don Waters (car owner), Salem Hollywood Bowl 1950