Legends of Riverside

 

Joe Playan

An influential pioneer of the California sports car scene, he first raced an MG at the 1950 Palm Springs event, but he is best known as the winning pilot of Tom Carstens' famous red wheeled, Cadillac-powered, Allard J2.

A winner in just about every California race there was—including the main events at Pebble Beach, Golden Gate Park, Reno, Torrey Pines, Stockton, Madera, Willow Springs, Palm Springs, and the Santa Barbara road races

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