Our poster of the famous Bakersfield Fuel & Gas Championship Meet in March of 1968 is recreated from an original located at the Don Garlits Museum in Ocala, FL, and is likely one of the only few left in existence…
The Famoso Raceway dragstrip is located north of Bakersfield, California, and is known historically as the home to the annual March Meet which is also known as the U.S. Fuel & Gas Championships.
The Smokers ran the U.S. Fuel and Gas Championships until 1965, when they disbanded and sold their name, Smokers, Inc., to an eastern promoter named Gil Kohn. In 1969, Kohn moved the U.S. Fuel and Gas Championships to Long Island, New York, and the event in Bakersfield became officially known at the March Meet. From 1967 until 1988, the March Meet was operated under the direction of various individuals including Ernie Hashim, Milton Weller, Jack Williams, and Marvin Miller.
Measures 11″ x 17″ on Heavyweight gloss poster stock… Shipped rolled in a tube…