Here's a great vintage look at the Autopia, from June 1960. The landscaping looks wonderful, and the two Richfield gas pumps in the background are awesome! I wonder how many times a vehicle could go around the track before it needed a refill?
It's easy to image being this typical 60's kid...the desire to drive seems to be strong in boys, especially. After two days at Disneyland, my five year-old nephew said that his favorite ride was the "little cars"!
Meanwhile, I drove one myself, and was amazed at how hard it is to push on the gas! After careful research, I discovered that you have to exert 3 million pounds per square inch to get the car moving.