Monday, March 14, 2011
1907 Lakeside Racetrack at Lindo Lake
Oldfield later drove a Peerless automobile which became known as the "Green Dragon." This was a successful race car which he purchased and used to barnstorm his way across the country, racing and giving exhibitions when he could. The Lakeside Auto Speedway was constructed by John H. Gay, owner of the Lakeside Inn. This spectacular Victorian hotel was located adjacent to Lindo Lake in the town of Lakeside, California. The Inn was a tourist attraction due to its beautiful country location, Lindo Lake and easy access from San Diego via railroad. To improve business at the Inn the owner, Mr. Gay, invested $10,000 in construction of the speedway. The Speedway was a 2-mile high-speed dirt oval circling Lindo Lake adjacent to the Lakeside Inn.