Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake
Marker donated by: Guy, Clyde and David Morter in honor of AEF Vets who brought us road racing.
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; Guy, Clyde and David Morter. (Marker Number 2.)
Location. 43° 49.016′ N, 88° 1.105′ W. Marker is in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on County Road A 0.1 miles west of South Lake Street (County Road J), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart Lake WI 53020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schoolhouse Straight (approx. half a mile away); Wacker's Wend (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Hard Left (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits Kimberly's Korner (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1951–52 Start/Finish (approx. 1.2 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. Fourteen historical markers were placed around the circuits (to commemorate the names and the events that occurred) by Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake, a Wisconsin non-profit corporation.
Also see . . . MG Vintage Racers. Racing at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; Part 1: The Early Years, 1950-1952. "The owners treated the locals to rides in their cars and created a positive impression. This also gave the participants a chance to drive the course and they soon found out it was quite dangerous. The shoulders were narrow with steep drop offs on each side of the road." (Submitted on March 15, 2011.)
Additional keywords. American Expeditionary Force
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.