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    Program and Passes from Santa Barbara Road Race. When Dean scored a role in East of Eden, he bought himself a red race-prepared MG TD, which he later upgraded to a Porsche 356 Speedster when he began racing in earnest. Dean came in second in the Palm Springs Road Races in March 1955; third at Bakersfield in May 1955, and was running fourth at the Santa Monica Road Races later that month until he was forced to retire from the race due to engine failure. (Dean traded the car in for a Porsche 550 Spyder -- the one that claimed his life just a few months later.) Featured are three pit passes and a program book from the latter race, all in Very Fine condition with light wear and some tanning to the book. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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