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'Where They Raced' chronicles L.A. hot rod history
'Where They Raced' chronicles L.A. hot rod history

The documentary "Where They Raced" has made its debut on Hulu this week, and it's worth a look. The feature-length film is a compelling chronicle of the history of car racing in Southern California, a racetrack-by-racetrack look at how early auto racing helped build Los Angeles, and how car culture helped define the city's shape and size. "More auto racing has taken place in Southern California than any other place in the world," said Harold Osmer, author of the book on which the film is based, and narrator of the film itself. "And auto racing, in the early part of the last century, was the biggest spectator sport in history." Indeed, the footage...

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