Saugus Speedway 1954 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt




Saugus Speedway started out as an 18,000 spectator rodeo arena in Santa Clarita, California named Baker Ranch Stadium in 1927. During the Great Depression, it was sold to cowboy actor, Hoot Gibson, who used the expansive facility for western movie sets. The stadium ended up in default, and William Bonelli purchased it from the bank and renamed it Bonelli Stadium in 1939. Bonelli started hosting open wheel racing on the flat dirt surface, which put the track’s future in motion. The track held regular races until World War II broke out, and was the first circuit on the West Coast of the United States to host a post-war race when it reopened on September 9, 1945. The track was paved in 1946, but the pavement was removed, and the track returned to dirt as midget racing was the national sensation in 1946. The track was paved again in 1954 just as Bonelli fled to Mexico to avoid charges that he had awarded liquor licenses in exchange for bribes. As a result, Bonelli Stadium was renamed Saugus Speedway. The track became mainly used for stock car races including USAC events, the NASCAR Winston West Series, the NASCAR Southwest Tour, and the Craftsman Truck Series among others. Like so many racetracks, after encroaching neighbors started complaining about the noise from the track that they moved next to, the writing was on the wall for Saugus Speedway, leaving them to close up shop in 1995.


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

Width 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99 30.00
Length 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99 33.98
Sleeve length 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39 10.79

All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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