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60's Hot Rod Drag Race Riverside, CA

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  1. buikwag
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    These are some pictures I took at 60's Hot Rod Magazine Drag Race Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA.
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    More to come
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    Heres some more.<br>
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    A nice 60's version T Bucket<br>
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    Billy the Kid Scott and his Dad Scotty from Scotty's Muffler fame.<br>
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    Well thats all for now. Tomorrow I'll post pictures I took at the Winternationals in the 60's. Enjoy.
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    Fantastic!! thanks for sharing!!
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    Thanks for posting.Great pic's.
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    awesome pics!~
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    Friggin awesome pictures! I was there as a kid!
  8. Pair-a-Dice Road
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    Great Pics!
    Specially liked the two close-ups of Garlits at work.
    Hope to see more of whatcha got.
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    Used to live just down the street off of Alessandro... back in the early 90's,, only went to watch the drags there 1 time.. talk about wasted opportunities
  10. Kiwi Kev
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    Great stuff, thank's man!
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    great photos
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    BAD ASS! Slim
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    Thanks for posting! I never raced at Riverside, but spectated there ... in the old days you could stand right next to the track, no guard rails, etc...the Greek almost ran over my feet...the other great place was on the hill where the bridge ran over the finish line...just the sound at the top end between the hills was unforgettable!! Really sorry the track is long gone.
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    Thanks , it was nice when the race cars could get ya all reved up without even running and their all differant not just differant colors..../..
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    Great stuff............dont stop now, you're just getting warmed up.
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    i was just a snot nosed kid, but i will always remember looking thru my uncles magazine's and thinking how cool those "funny" cars where. thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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    Very, very cool stuff !
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    Excellent, thank you
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    great pictures. looking forward to the next bunch!!!
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    Thanks for the photos the blue 58 corvette E/G 315 was Dick and Nema Chase from Duarte CA. He also raced the black 55 Chevy BALLYHOO D/G . Super guy.
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    wow,the best era,more please!:D
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    Thanks for posting, those pics are fun...I never got out to Riverside, looks like it must have been way cool.
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    awesome! thanks for sharing
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    Great photos. Do you have any Road race Riverside photos of the same time period? The RIVERSIDE RACEWAY MUSEUM is looking for copies.
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    Thanx Much for the pics!! Gives me moist eyes, wanted to bring my 60 Imp and 62 409 down from Oregon back then but the Draft Board had different ideas!! "GIMME THAT RACE CAR, TAKE THIS RIFLE, GONNA CUT YO HAIR OFF' Oh Well!! Only made it there twice in 62 as a spec. Recognize a lot of the cars tho. A real shame its gone, have been told its a GREAT BIG subdivision now, I hope the folks that live there hear a lot of "GHOST" drag race sounds!!!! I think it would be a GREAT PLACE FOR A MIDNITE CACKLE FEST!!! LOL!!
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    Awesome vintage shots!
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    Gold willys with the candy red is Fred Texieria(sp?) Pretty sure the red Willys is Ron Nunes. If I take a good look, I can probably id some other cars there too.
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    Man, I was born in the wrong era! Very cool. Thanks for posting!
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    Interesting blower casing on the Garlits car. Anyone know what it is? I am presuming it is not the usual 6-71 GMC.

    Jerome

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