The Truth About Cars » 1932 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:00:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » 1932 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Fresno, 1938: Irrigation-Ditch-Jumpin’ Hupmobiles Compete In Old Hack Race http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/fresno-1938-irrigation-ditch-jumpin-hupmobiles-compete-in-old-hack-race/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/fresno-1938-irrigation-ditch-jumpin-hupmobiles-compete-in-old-hack-race/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380165 Imagine California’s Central Valley with no personal-injury attorneys and a glut of sub-50-buck Model Ts, Essexes, and Oaklands. Those are the conditions that led to the incredible Old Hack Race. Hollywood celebrities, drunken college students, rampant gambling, and seatbelt-less clunkers combined to make this event a huge draw during the 1930s. Sadly, the madness got […]

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Imagine California’s Central Valley with no personal-injury attorneys and a glut of sub-50-buck Model Ts, Essexes, and Oaklands. Those are the conditions that led to the incredible Old Hack Race. Hollywood celebrities, drunken college students, rampant gambling, and seatbelt-less clunkers combined to make this event a huge draw during the 1930s. Sadly, the madness got out of hand, even by the lax standards of the era, and the Old Hack Race was canceled after 1939. According to the Fresno State president at the time: “The event, started as a spontaneous expression of college fun, became such a big and complicated affair as to be dangerous both to participants and spectators. It always had its share of thrills, and at first the competition and conditions made these fairly free from any great personal danger. Now, with so many risks involved and no way of providing adequate protection, the hazards have become so great as to make its continuance unwise.”

Or, as the Beastie Boys say:
Got busy in Frisco, fooled around in Fresno
Got over on your girlie cause you know she never says no

Fresno Bee, thanks to Team BMW Douchebag Factory Drivers for the tip!

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