This is close to the famous The Palms
restaurant. See the videos below
Jack Prince and Art Pillsbury built the
Beverly Hills Speedway in 1919 on
275 acres of land, at a cost of $500,000.
The 1.25-mile wood oval, which featured
45-degree banked turns, was funded by
a group of actors and others in the
industry known as the Beverly Hills
Speedway Syndicate. The track was
inaugurated on February 28, 1920,
but after only four years the
70,000-seat stadium was disassembled
to make room for other improvements
in the newly incorporated city of Beverly
Hills, holding its last race on February 24,
1924 before a crowd of 85,000.
The track was moved to Culver City,
Many towns in Southern California had their
own auto speedways then, including many
with wooden tracks, They were called
How much would 275 acres of Beverly
Hills be worth now, even south of Wilshire?