Friday, June 20, 2014

The Rockford Files - Episode: Just by Accident (1975) Actress Susan Keller - Actor Sal Acquisto - the late great Fritzi Burr - funny man Gordon Jump - Michael Fox - Actress Beatrice Colen - Actor Oliver Clark - the beautiful actress E.J. (Edra Jean) Peaker - the late actor Fred Sadoff - Actor David Spielberg - Steven Keats - Joey Aresco - Neva Patterson - RACE TRACK LOCATION: Ascot Park (Speedway) in Gardena, California

Above Photo: Pioneer Used Cars Lot in North Hollywood, California

Above Photo: Hall of Records  227 north Broadway 
Los Angeles, CA

Above Photo: The Standard Gas Station that was once located at the corner of Lankershim Blvd and Riverside Drive - across the street from Mayberry Ford
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Below Photos: Some great actors and actresses appeared in this episode of The Rockford Files

 Above Photo: The late actress Neva Patterson

 Above Photo: the late actor Steven Keats and the very much alive actor Joey Aresco.
 
 Above Photo: Actor David Spielberg
 
 Above Photo: the late actor Fred Sadoff
 
 Above Photo: E.J. (Edra Jean) Peaker
 
 Above Photo: Great character actor Oliver Clark
 
 Above Photo: the late great character actress Beatrice Colen


Above Photo: Actor Michael Fox - He is the reason why Michael J. Fox added the "J" to his name. 
 
 Above Photo: Late great character actor Gordon Jump of WKRP fame.
 
 Above Photo: A regular on The Rockford Files, Fritzi Burr
 
 Above Photo: His only acting credits are for his two appearances on The Rockford Files, Sal Acquisto
 
Above Photo: The beautiful Susan Keller 






CORRECTED LOCATION THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING COMMENT LEFT BY A VIEWER:
RACE TRACK LOCATION: That is NOT Riverside International Raceway. Anyone who believes it is has never attended a race there or knows anything about automobile racing in Southern California. The location is the famous and now defunct Ascot Park (Speedway) in Gardena, California.

Ascot was a short oval track that hosted a variety of races including "Figure 8" and Demolition Derbys. In the episode, you can clearly see the figure 8 portion of the track inside the oval.

Riverside was a long road course that never hosted figure 8 or demolition derbys.

An advertisement for radio station KIEV is clearly seen at the track. KIEV is a Los Angeles AM station (why would you advertise in Riverside County, CA).

Yes, I attended several races at both locations.

3 comments:

OneMeditator said...

I love The Rockford Files. Not only was it a great show but it also had the BEST theme song ever. I love this episode here "Just by Accident" because it had my favorite actor in it, the late, great Steven Keats. Great blog by the way!

Anonymous said...

Just watched this episode on Hulu! Where did they film the racetrack scenes?

Anonymous said...

That is NOT Riverside International Raceway. Anyone who believes it is has never attended a race there or knows anything about automobile racing in Southern California. The location is the famous and now defunct Ascot Park (Speedway) in Gardena, California.

Ascot was a short oval track that hosted a variety of races including "Figure 8" and Demolition Derbys. In the episode, you can clearly see the figure 8 portion of the track inside the oval.

Riverside was a long road course that never hosted figure 8 or demolition derbys.

An advertisement for radio station KIEV is clearly seen at the track. KIEV is a Los Angeles AM station (why would you advertise in Riverside County, CA).

Yes, I attended several races at both locations.