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#749574 - 07/16/10 01:16 PM abandoned race cars or racetracks
moprod Offline
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Registered: 06/04/04
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Loc: central Kentucky
Lets see some old racers sitting wasting away or old tracks now closed.


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#749575 - 07/16/10 02:21 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: moprod]
Chassisman Offline
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Registered: 09/24/06
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Here's a link to one thats trying to be re-opened.... Fresno Dragways
Dig the pic of 4 wide front motored TF cars....

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=343338&highlight=fresno+dragways
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#749576 - 07/16/10 08:29 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: Chassisman]
hemiparts Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 1031
Loc: Raleigh N.C
Hudson Dragstrip Lenoir NC, pic's courtsey od StewartP


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#749577 - 07/16/10 08:30 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: hemiparts]
hemiparts Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
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Loc: Raleigh N.C
..and 1 more thanx again Stewart


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#749578 - 07/17/10 04:25 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: hemiparts]
rebel Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Loc: aotearoa
this is suppose to be an old dragstrip. bet they don't get much more abandoned than this,

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#749579 - 07/17/10 04:49 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: rebel]
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 235
Loc: indiana
wow rebel, where is this location?


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#749580 - 07/17/10 08:54 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: moparbrown14]
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That is the old Howland Dragstrip in Howland, Ohio, just outside of Warren. It closed in 1964 and is slowly being overtaken by a housing development.

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#749581 - 07/17/10 09:00 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: sixpakdodge]
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#749582 - 07/17/10 09:48 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: pinkduster]
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Loc: Near Reading PA USA
pocono drag lodge reunion show 2009



Sadly, I didn't know about this show until recently. I will NOT miss it in 2010. Can't wait!
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#749583 - 07/17/10 10:00 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: pinkduster]
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#749584 - 07/17/10 10:12 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: B Dartman]
therocks Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Niles , Ohio
We went to Howland strip a few times.Meander is pretty much the same way.I remember at Meander you had to quit racing so planes could land.Rocky
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#749585 - 07/17/10 10:52 AM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: moprod]
Commando1 Offline
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Loc: South-Central (Sebring), FL
Orange Municipal Airport. Orange, MA
How many New Englanders still around that remember it?

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#749586 - 07/17/10 04:06 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: sixpakdodge]
KD800X Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 664
Loc: NW Pa.
Quote:

That is the old Howland Dragstrip in Howland, Ohio, just outside of Warren. It closed in 1964 and is slowly being overtaken by a housing development.





Yep, I thought that looked familure. There's a Katies Corners Ice Cream Stand basicly setting on what would have beem the starting line.

If I remember the story right, the guy who owned the farm it sat on was a WW I Pilot and he built a runway to land his planes on after the war. I remember seeing something about him in the Howland Hardware store on the corner of 46 and old 82. (I grew up in Vienna 7-8 miles from there)

That track looks scary narrow.

Anyone have any pictures of the track back in the day? Dad said he seen Garlits run there in the early 60's.

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#749587 - 07/17/10 05:10 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: KD800X]
donscuda Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 1580
Loc: Chicago, Illinois
Here's a link to the photos and info on US 30 out by Hobart Indiana..

http://www.lostindiana.net/Lost_Indiana/Lost_Indiana__US_30_Drag_Strip.html

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#749588 - 07/17/10 05:55 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: donscuda]
rebel Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Loc: aotearoa
here's another.


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#749589 - 07/17/10 06:34 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: rebel]
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 831
Loc: MB,CAN
It's been posted before but if you have some time to kill, here's a link to an old dragstrip and the people and cars that ran there.

http://www.mts.net/~red67/reunion2.html

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#749590 - 07/22/10 04:07 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: moprod]
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#749591 - 07/22/10 08:12 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: PC-CHARGER]
WO23Coronet Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 2305
Loc: Canada
Wow, thanks for posting that I've never seen that before. My dad talks about being at the Bison Dragway (it closed before I was born) and seeing alot of Mopars there and usually winning. Where was Bison Dragway exactly? I wish they would start something locally cause Gimili is to far away (Would love to take my Magnum RT just to try it out but the 1 1/2 hr drive is too much with a 2 yr old and another on the way).

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#749592 - 07/22/10 09:50 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: WO23Coronet]
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Originally the dragstrip was called Keystone Dragways but later changed to Bison. It was located about 20 miles east of Winnipeg just off the Trans Canada Highway right beside what is today CottonWood golf course. Not much to identify it today though.

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#749593 - 07/23/10 01:46 PM Re: abandoned race cars or racetracks [Re: moprod]
John_Kunkel Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 16376
Loc: Rio Linda, CA
Here's a shot of the old Vaca Valley Raceway near Vacaville, CA. In the pic the drag strip is the right side of the oval. Still visible from I-80 near the Midway-Lewis Road turnoff. Spent many a Saturday evening there.


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