View Full Version : LASA: Los Angeles Speedboat Assocition: 1956

Ron Hill
03-25-2013, 05:24 PM
I'm surprised my dad isn't in the picture, but he may still have been "Pissed Off" at the Alky Boys for tossing "Those Damn Mercurys" out of the club....

Bottom left, second row, three in is Tommy Ingalls. Middle first row is Manuel Carnakis, Major of Bakersfield at the time. Right behind Manuel, was five time APBA, and five NOA National A Hydro Champion, Orlando Toraganti.

03-26-2013, 04:20 AM
Ron, the top picture second row on the left is my dad, Bob Jackson. Third row on the right is John Toprahanian. I believe this is the year my dad beat out your brother (Junior) for High Point in "C" Racing Hydro. Yeah, they both beat Tommy Ingalls, for points anyhow. John Toprahanian & my dad won High Point for "F" Racing Runabout. In those days, they only had 2 races a year in San Diego for alky's. We always had to travel to the Los Angeles area for many of the races. If I remember correctly we had about 12 races a year from May to September. We had the puddle (Hansen Dam, Parker, 2 in Bakersfield, Merced, Kingsburg, Lodi, Stockton (last 3 are Northern California) Long Beach May and September. Ojai, Ventura. I can't remember anymore without help. I too wonder what happened to your dad. I can't find him or Junior in either picture. WOW! What memories. In the second picture, I see Chuck Parsons, also very young Henry Wagner and Elmo Balomini (not sure on spelling). Look behind Manual C front row. Who is that? 3 guesses. I think I see Junior in the second picture, not sure. Just a very tall guy.

Master Oil Racing Team
03-26-2013, 05:47 AM
Is that Henry in the middle of the back row in the second picture. What about Al Hart? is he in there?

03-26-2013, 05:56 AM
Wayne, Henry is right behind Manual in the second picture. Al Hart and Otto Crocker. I can't remember what they look like although my uncle Fred (48Cu In) was best friends with both.

Ron Hill
03-26-2013, 09:12 AM
I'm going to make a copy of this picture, and number each person......My brother is NOT in the picture. Bob Jackson won LASA HIgh Point in 1953, the year my brother was in the Army. By 1956, I was racing and "JR." ran more Stocks than Alky...Russ and I agree that is Orlando behind Manny....I see Jim Schonfelt and his wife, Arnie Adams on the front row...

I doubt Al Hart was there, as he lived in NorCal. (500 miles away)...

Lowell Haberman (Anzani Guy) two to the left of Schonfelt, Bill DeSilva next to Slim Bettenger.

03-26-2013, 12:23 PM
You number them, I'll name them

03-27-2013, 07:03 AM
Looking at this picture a little closer, I think it was originally one picture. Somehow it was split into two pieces. On the back of the picture I have of dad standing behind the 2 trophies, he wrote on the back people that were there. Not a complete list, but written was Bud Cowdery, Bud Wigget, Ralph Holmes, Doc Jones, Tommy Ingalls, Arnie Adams, Chuck Parsons, Orlando, Elmo, Henry Wagner, Alex Cockburn, Ellis Esterbrook, Dale Drake, Johnny Drake. In the first picture on John Toprahanian's right is Alex Cockburn. Bottom picture; last row from the left, lady, man, Looks like one of the DeSilvas. Second from last row, fourth from left Chuck Parsons & Wife. Front row from left, Manual Carnacis, wife, Arnie Adams & wife. Second row from left, Henry Wagner? Lady, Orlando, lady, Tommy Ingalls. I'm done. Can't remember what they look like. I'm sure Jim Schoenfeldt is not in the first row.

Ron Hill
03-27-2013, 09:05 PM
The man to the left of Dale Drake is Doc Ingalls......Chuck Parson;s is to the right of Jm Scheonfelt..I'll post numbers tomorrow...I don't see Joh n Draje anywhere!

Ron Hill
03-28-2013, 02:42 PM
I numbered this LASA picture from 1 to 83.
5. Grace Hills (Manny's Lady)
8. Roy Belluamini (Elmo's brother
9. Bruna Belluamini (Roy's wife)
10. Margaret Torigianti (Orlando's wife)
16. Craig Spencer
17. Doris Holder
24. Dave Spies
25. Alex Cockburn
26. John Toprahanian
32. Ray Harris
35. Manny Carnakis
37. Arnie Adams (Ask his Ex wife if he's "Hen Pecked"....?)
41. Orlando Torgianti
Vi Ingalls (Mrs. Tommy)
42 and 43 Julia and Elmo Belluamini
44 and 45 Violet and Tommy Ingalls.
45. Tommy Ingalls
46. Billy Bauman
47. Angie Bauman
58. Lowell Haberman (Anzani)
59. Chuck Parsons
61. Jim Schoenfelt
62. Jim Schoenfeldt's wife
69. Jack Gouldstone
71. Slim Botenger
72. Bill DeSilva
78. Ed Wilson
79. Dale Drake

80. Doc Ingalls (Craig Ingalls's grandfather)
83. Adeline Ingalls (Mrs. Doc)

03-29-2013, 11:02 PM
Ron, my memory is getting very fuzzy, however #43 looks like Orlando T. as I remember him. #41 behind Manual, to me, could only be Elmo B. or my best choice is Henry Wagner. Look at the jaw & ears...that is a young Henry. #81 Adaline Ingalls, #25 Alex Cockburn,

Craig Ingalls
06-25-2018, 09:17 AM
Ron, my memory is getting very fuzzy, however #43 looks like Orlando T. as I remember him. #41 behind Manual, to me, could only be Elmo B. or my best choice is Henry Wagner. Look at the jaw & ears...that is a young Henry. #81 Adaline Ingalls, #25 Alex Cockburn,
#8 is Roy Belluamini (Elmo's brother) and his wife Bruna #9, #10 is Margaret Torigiani with #41 Orlando Torigiani. (I have Orlando's 'A' Filinger and KR motor), #'s 42 and 43 are Julia and Elmo Belluamini. ( I have Elmos SR motor) #'s 44 and 45 are my Mom and Dad, Violet and Tommy Ingalls. ( I have my Dad's PR motor ) and Ralph DeSilva built me a replica of my Dad's 'C' hydro. #80 Is my grandfather Doc Ingalls and 83 is my grandmother Adeline. What great history for me to see this picture. Craig Ingalls, cingalls@bak.rr.com