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

Peck's Alley

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
Peck's Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Peck's Alley Marker
[west side of marker]
Inscription. Named for D. Cameron Peck president of the Chicago Region SCCA in 1950. A well-known collector of antique cars, he judged the concours events.

Marker donated by: John Lamm in loving memory of Dorothy and Paul Lamm.

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; John Lamm. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 43° 50.12′ N, 88° 1.36′ W. Marker is in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on Birchwood Drive (County Road JP) 0.1 miles west of Gottfried Street (County Road J), on the left 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 walking distance of this marker. Ted's Turn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Briggs' Bend (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1951–52 Start/Finish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hard Left (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lake Street Walkway
Peck's Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
2. Peck's Alley Marker
[eastbound]
(approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hard Right (approx. 0.7 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 . . .  Wilmette Historical Museum. Wilmette’s Auto Sportsmen. "When Peck sold his collection in 1952, his Bugatti Royale went for approximately $3,000. In recent years, the same car brought $12 million at auction." (Submitted on March 16, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. Sports Car Club of America
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSports
 
Peck's Alley and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
3. Peck's Alley and Marker
[westbound]
Race direction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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