San Pedro's Cornelius Projects document the legendary independent Terminal Island Brotherhood Raceway with a collection of photography from Eddie Meeks.
San Pedro's Cornelius Projects collection of Eddie Meeks' Terminal Island Brotherhood Raceway photography was published in June and has been burning rubber all summer. Meeks was the official photographer at the raceway and documented the events where many Los Angelean petrolheads came together to drag race in the 80s and 90s in an organized but unaffiliated way. Not purely for petrolheads, the events drew large crowds from all over Southern California.
Eddie Meeks' photography is sensationally candid, capturing the cars and the crowds and of course from a kitchen in an autumnal Bearwood just drips postmodern West Coast Americana.
The idea of the raceway itself was was originally conceived and established Compton Vietnam veteran, Big Willie Robinson III. Robinson had formed the International Brotherhood of Street Racers after being demobilized in the 60s and later the racetrack.
Anyway. Buy the book from Cornelius Projects. I want one! Read this great article in Hemmings (the words classic car news source) and check out some of Eddie Meeks' imagery online. The whole story typifies that whole Angeleno spirit of doing it for yourself and not waiting for things to happen around you. Great!
Cornelius Projects are based in San Pedro, led by Laurie Steelink they so many amazing things so check out their website.
About the Book
Terminal Island Brotherhood Raceway: Selected Photographs from the Eddie Meeks Archive
Published by Cornelius Projects
Edited by Tim Maxeiner and Laurie Steelink
Signed by the photographer Eddie Meeks
Limited edition hand assembled coil bound book with clear vinyl front cover plus DVD
9 x 11 ¾ in. 34 pgs. Digital color.
Order contact: Laurie Steelink: firstname.lastname@example.org
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