Description The track was on Grand Boulevard at Corona, a town planed in 1896 included into this perfect circle. After great succes of Santa Monica races, even Corona decided to host a race. First one was on September 9th 1913, second one on Thanksgiving Day in 1914 and the last one on April 8th 1916. In this final event, a fatal crash occurred: Bob Bruman’s Peugeot went off and killed a his riding mechanic and a policemen. This accident cause the end of races here.
Location Corona
CA - California - Western States
Latitude - Longitude + 33°52'32"     -117°33'58"
33.875556     -117.566111
UTM Coordinates X = 447644.439  -  Y = 3748502.185  -  Zone 11S
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL 205 m - 673 ft
Inauguration September 13th 1913
Closing April 8th 1916
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (...) Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> A circuit to remember
(2) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(3) English GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Corona Grand Boulevard
Description According to Motor Racing Circuits Database direction was clockwise. Mister NN wrote me that photos show that direction was anticlockwise as usual, but he didn’t sent me any reference to any source. I have no time to do some research about this matter
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration September 13th 1913
Closing April 8th 1916
Last update of this page October 21st 2013
Info last update  
Distinctive points  
length 4448  m 14594  ft 2.764  mi   (3)
length 4455  m 14615  ft 2.768  mi   (2)
Diameter 1416  m 4646  ft 0.88  mi   (3)

Corona Grand Boulevard (direction is wrong - see description)

Corona Grand Boulevard (direction is wrong - see description)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 21st 2013     Guido de Carli   NN Update Description
May 19th 2007     Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Description with map
May 15th 2007     Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Description with map
November 23rd 2004     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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