Los Angeles - 1933

January 8-14

Start List:

  1. Henry "Cocky" O’Brien---Willie Rabel
  2. Alfredo Grenda (Aus)---Eddie Testa
  3. Bobby Echeverra---Irvine ‘Mouse’ Schuller
  4. Geary May---Freddie Schultz
  5. Jack McCoy ---Russell Allen
  6. Pete Hagopian---Clayton Taylor
  7. Phil Wright---Walter Phipps
  8. Sebastian Schmidt---George Antrobus
  9. Laurence Nelson---William Austin
  10. Lonnie Hiatt---Irwin Muller
  11. Raul Larazola---Alvin Rivera
  12. Nate Freeman---Earl Boston
  13. Tony Lugo---Cruz Diaz
  14. Ernie Basquez---Ted Snaveley
  15. Ray Borame---Vic Beilelo

Tomasio ‘Tom’ Gallery and Jack Daro: Promoters

Frank Kerwin: Announcer

C.W. McKee: Trainer

Billy Coe: Sports Timekeeper

Los Angeles Mayor John C. Porter: Official Starter

Jim Thorpe: Honorary Judge

Joe E. Brown: celebrity, Barbara Weeks: celebrity

Douglas Fairbanks: celebrity, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.: celebrity

George Raft: celebrity, Jeanette Loff: celebrity

Frank Boragge: celebrity, Lyle Talbot: celebrity

The Western Cycling Association has sanctioned this event.


Day 1 Results:

  1. Henry "Cocky" O’Brien – Willy Rabel

Day 2 Results:

  1. Henry "Cocky" O’Brien---Willy Rabel, 555 miles, 99 points
  2. Alfredo Grenda---Eddie Testa, 555 miles, 54 points
  3. Russell Allen---Jack McCoy, 555 miles, 3 laps, 44 points
  4. Alvin Rivera---Raul Larazola, 555 miles, 7 points
  5. Bobby Echeverria---Irvine Schuller, 554.6 miles, 4 laps, 49 points
  6. Geary May---Freddie Schultz, 554.6 miles, 44 points
  7. Sebastian Schmidt---George Antrobus, 6 laps
  8. Walter Phipps---Phil Wright
  9. Lonnie Hiatt---Irwin Mullen
  10. Willie Austin---Laurence Nelson
  11. Nate Freeman---Earl Boston
  12. Tony Lugo---Cruz Diaz
  13. Pete Hagopian---Clayton Taylor (sick)

Day 3 Results:

  1. Henry "Cocky" O’Brien---Willie Rabel, 665 miles, 120 points
  2. Alfredo Grenda---Eddie Testa, 665 miles, 87 points
  3. Russell ‘Dusty’ Allen---Jack McCoy, 665 miles, 3 laps, 44 points
  4. Alvin Rivera---Raul Larazola, 665 miles, 7 points
  5. Bobby Echeverria---Irvine Schuller, 665 miles, 4 laps, 55 points
  6. Geary May---Freddie Schultz, 665 miles, 50 points
  7. Sebastian Schmidt---George Antrobus, 665 miles, 6 laps, 22 points
  8. Lonnie Hiatt---Irwin Mullen, 665 miles, ?, 5 points
  9. Willie Austin---Laurence Nelson, 665 miles, ?, 4 points
  10. Walter Phipps---Phil Wright, 664miles, ?, 0 points
  11. Nate Freeman---Earl Boston, 664 miles, ?, No points
  12. Tony Lugo---Cruz Diaz, 664 miles, ?, No points
  13. Pete Hagopian---Clayton Taylor, 663 miles, ?, No points

Day 4 Results:

  1. Henry "Cocky" O’Brien (solo), 1156 miles, 211 points
  2. Alfredo Grenda---Eddie Testa, 1156 miles, 134 points
  3. Bobby Echeverria---Irvine Schuller, 1155.7 miles, 134 points
  4. Geary May---Freddie Schultz, 1155.7 miles, 96 points
  5. Alvin Rivera---Raul Larazola, 1155.7 miles, 23 points
  6. Russell Allen---Jack McCoy, 1155.4 miles, 61 points
  7. Sebastian Schmidt---George Antrobus, 1155.3 miles, 107 points
  8. Irwin Mullen---Willie Austin (New Team), 1154.4 miles, 1 point
  9. Pete Hagopian---Phil Wright (New Team), 1153.6 miles, 11 points
  10. Nate Freeman---Earl Boston, 1153.6 miles, No points
  11. Tony Lugo---Cruz Diaz, 1152.4 miles, No points
  12. Willie Rabel - abandoned, injury
    Laurence Nelson - abandoned, injury
    Walter Phipps - abandoned
    Lonnie Hiatt - abandoned
    Clayton Taylor - abandoned

Day 5 Results:

  1. Henry "Cocky" O’Brien---Al Rivera (New team), 1561.7 miles, 102 points
  2. Al Grenda---Eddie Testa, 1561.6 miles, 203 points
  3. Bobby Echeverra ---Irvine Schuller, 1561.4 miles, 200 points
  4. Geary May---Fred Schultz, 1560.9 miles, 130 points
  5. Sebastian Schmidt---George Antrobus, 1560.3 miles, 206 points
  6. Jack McCoy---Russell Allen, 1560.3 miles, 122 points
  7. Erwin Mullen---Willie Austin, 1558.8 miles, 63 points
  8. Phil Wright---Pete Hagopian
  9. Raul Larazola abandoned
    A. Freeman---Earl Boston - abandoned
    Tony Lugo---Cruz Diaz - abandoned

Final Results:

  1. Henry O’Brien---Al Rivera, 1781.6 miles
  2. Al Grenda---Eddie Testa, 1781.5 miles
  3. Bobby Echeverra---Irvine Schuller, 1781.2 miles
  4. Geary May---Freddie Schultz, 1780.7 miles
  5. Russell Allen---Jack McCoy, 1780.2 miles
  6. Sebastian Schmidt---George Antrobus, 1779.9 miles
  7. William Austin--- Irwin Mullen, 1778.2 miles
  8. Phil Wright---Pete Hagopian, 1777.2 miles

Eighteen years earlier in 1915, Alfred Grenda (Aus) partnered with Alfred Hill (USA) and won the six-day race at Madison Square Garden. In that race the team of Grenda/Hill set a record of 2770.8 miles. This record is still in place (1933). Alfred Grenda was 44 years old when he started the 1933 LA 6-day.

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