Red Fleming Racing at the Box Spring Track in 1946

These photos are of Merwyn 'Red' Fleming, member of the Riverside Bombers MC in California.  They were taken in 1946 at the Box Springs Race Track in Riverside.  Red is riding a Harley-Davidson Flathead, possibly a WR, and seems to be quite an accomplished rider.  Note the "x" on his rear number plate which denotes he was from California.

The Bombers MC were famous for sponsoring a desert race called the Cactus Derby, starting in about 1945.  This was one of the "big three" desert races along with the Big Bear Run and the Catalina Grand Prix.  This two day event covered a stretch desert starting near Victorville and going all the way to Lucerne and back.