When the town was planned in 1896, the main high street was laid out as a
perfect circle, 0.88 miles in diameter (and thus 2.77 miles long). Following
successful road racing in nearby Santa Monica, a race meeting was held on the
9th September 1913. Two more meetings were held, on Thanksgiving Day in 1914, and
on the 8th April 1916. The final meeting saw a fatal accident, with Bob Burman
crashing his Peugeot, killing his riding mechanic Eric Schroeder and a policeman.