Prior to joining the SCTA in 1938, the Gear Grinders were an established car club located in Bell, a small town southeast of Los Angeles. Although not a SCTA founding club of 1937, the Grinders join the association in 1940 and have been one of the top clubs since then.. Prior to the club joining the SCTA, several Gear Grinders raced in events ran by the Muroc Racing Association, the Russeta Timing Association, and at Harper and l Mirage dry lakes. Early racing was a side-by-side contest with the winner crossing the finish line first.
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