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Racing Through The Forest – The History Of The 1950-56 Pebble Beach Road Races

Airs Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Bill Pollack (racer), Heath Patton (AIA Sports & Entertainment Marketing), De...

Credit: Courtesy of K&K Productions

Above: Bill Pollack (racer), Heath Patton (AIA Sports & Entertainment Marketing), Dean Kirkland (K&K Productions), Rick Knoop (K&K Productions), and KPBS host Maya Trabulsi discuss the film, "Racing Through The Forest – The History Of The 1950-56 Pebble Beach Road Races."

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Photo credit: Courtesy of K&K Productions

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Inspired by the memoirs of the Del Monte Forest Road Race history, the Pebble Beach Concours and Pebble Beach Company, K&K Productions knew this was a story that needed to be told and more importantly - shared with the world.

From 1950 to 1956 The "Del Monte Trophy" was held on the twisty, leafy, and very narrow town roads in Pebble Beach, California along the famed 17-mile drive.

For six short years, this magnificent race hosted famed drivers Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby, Bill Pollack and Chuck Tatum, and is recognized as being one of the most influential contributions to modern day road racing. Now everyone can understand where it all began.

View a gallery of historic photographs by Julian P. Graham courtesy Pebble Beach Company Lagorio Archives.

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