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Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

1951–52 Start/Finish

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
1951–52 Start/Finish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 9, 2010
1. 1951–52 Start/Finish Marker
[southbound]
Race direction.
Inscription.  John Fitch drove Cunninghams to victory in the 1951 and 1952 200-mile main events. Phil Hill won the 1952 100-mile Sheldon Cup race driving a C-type Jaguar.

Marker donated by: Jaguar North America in honor of Phil Hill and John Fitch.

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake listed on the National Register of Historic Places February 17, 2006.

 
Erected 2006 by Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake; Jaguar North America. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1870.
 
Location. 43° 50.028′ N, 88° 1.142′ W. Marker is in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on Gottfried Street (County Road J) near West Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake WI 53020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Bank of Elkhart Lake (about 500 feet
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away); Ted's Turn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peck's Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hard Left (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Briggs' Bend (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart Lake.
 
More about this marker. The Village of Elkhart Lake and the roads surrounding Elkhart Lake hosted open-road sports car racing in 1950, 1951 and 1952. This marker indicates the location of the start and finish line of the 1951 and 1952 races.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Fitch. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 12, 2011.) 

2. Phil Hill. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 12, 2011.) 
 
1951–52 Start/Finish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 9, 2010
2. 1951–52 Start/Finish Marker
1951–52 Start/Finish and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 9, 2010
3. 1951–52 Start/Finish and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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