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    Oldies but goodies... old school drag racing

    http://www.vaautoracing.org/Gallery2.html

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    thats neat, I was trying to tell where the track was at, any ideas??
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    Must be in tenn. I think I saw Buford Pusser in one of the pics
    I have been to drag races in the 60"s that used a flag starter..COOL
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    I believe it was somewhere in the Carolina's
    Did anybody spot the King Richard Petty dragracing?
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    SW Virginia....
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    What a wonderful collection !! wouldn't it be koool to replicate a day at the drags circa 196__somethin'. Hold it at a location where you restrict it to 1/8th mile, nothing gets through the gate later than 196__, EVERYone dresses in 196__ clothing, etc,etc,....
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    It looked like somewhere in VA. I saw back ground signs for Richmond VA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD
    SW Virginia....
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    What a wonderful collection !! wouldn't it be koool to replicate a day at the drags circa 196__somethin'. Hold it at a location where you restrict it to 1/8th mile, nothing gets through the gate later than 196__, EVERYone dresses in 196__ clothing, etc,etc,....
    The HAMB drags is probably close to what you are looking for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g45M2d51s1U

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=41

    http://www.hambdrags.com/

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    How well i remember those days. When i first started drag racing in 1956 at Oswego Dragway in Il. Union Grove Wi., and US 30 Dragway in In. and Byron- Rockford Il. I got to see all the old timers, Geo. Montgomery, 34 Willy's ith a blown Caddy, Stone,Woods, and Cook. TV Tommy Ivo, Gartlits, Pete Robison, Cris the Greek, and the list goes on and on (fun memories) By 1966 i became one of them with a record setting blown sm/blk in a 1956 T'Bird. When i first moved to Anderson S.C. and went to StarLite Drayway (aka Ware Sholds) (BJ's home track he was just a puppie then) in 1968 they were still on a flag. Man i've been racing for over 50 yrs. and still don't have my fill ( i loved those days) God willing, the creek don't rise, and i can find the money to finish my blown Anglia, i'll repeat some of those days and revisit Ware Sholds.

    PS, in case some don't know it the King Richard Petty only tried drag racing a couple yrs. He lost the car,went up into the stands and killed 2 or 3 people and quit drag racing after that.

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