The Oakland Motordrome was a short-lived wooden racetrack in the Elmhurst district near 98th Avenue and E Street. 2 The track was built in early 1911 by Jack Prince, but by September of 1912, it was being dismantled for the lumber. 1

The track featured mostly motorcycle races and auto races, but was also the site of some early airshows featuring Weldon Cooke and other early aviators.

Links and References

  1. A Battery of Gatlings: The Oakland Motordrome 1911
  2. Polk-Husted Oakland Directory 1912
  3. Oakland Will Open Its Motordrome This Afternoon San Francisco Chronicle April 23, 1911