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History ~~~Kansas Dragracing History, Kaw Valley Dragway 1962~~~

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sodbuster, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. sodbuster
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    I had this in my email box this morning. VERY COOL!! Vintage racing and smokey burnouts & early 1960's show paint.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-CqmHyw7sd8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Chris Nelson
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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/34iORSLD2QQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Also, does anyone recognize any of the cars?
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    sodbuster,

    Where was this located ??

    Thanks,
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    dont recognize any, but i do thank you for posting.
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    Thanks for the videos, nothing like a trip back to the way it used to be. Very cool.
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    Damn sure recognized Dick Harrell's chevy 2. :cool: Thanks, great movies!! Lippy
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    Outside Topeka, Kansas.





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    Neat vids, thanks for sharing.
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    Lippy, I wondered if Dickie Harrells was one of the rigs performing. He was a bad ass racer, he helped a couple of my friends set up their 62 409's back in the days of the Grand Island, Ne. drag strip days, real cool cat. Thanx for sharing the cool vids S.B. ~sololobo~
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    Go right ahead, like I said I had it in my email addy today & I posted it on FB & a couple of people are recognizing the cars.


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    Cool man!
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    THANXZ SODBUSTER FOR THE NEAT ASS POST.
    "just because iam not dancing don't mean i don't like the music"
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    Enjoyed the vids Buster, thanks.
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    No problem....back up for the evening HAMB'rs.




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    Thanks Chris, love the old footage!
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    great video thanks
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    This footage is too good to get lost on page 87.....


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    Everything ,track,location,cars,film quality,is so cool.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love that stuff,didn't realize how good we had it.
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    The 666 roadster is "El Toro" from Texas and was still being run a couple of years ago.

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    That is Badass!!......You know it is funny this was prolly somones personal film coverage of a day at the drags, One can only imagine how much cool film coverage is out there sitting on a shelf in someones grandfathers basement. thanks for posting,
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    Wasn't the 'El Toro' at the Texas Drags a couple of years back?
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    The picture I posted was taken at The Day Of The Drags in 2009.
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    I had a red 34 Ford vicky in the 70s that was a drag car from Kansas. Had a big block an was called the Country Doctor anybody remember or has pictures? Was bought in Iola Kan.
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    watching these put a big old smile on this old mans face thanks for sharing
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    I will ask around, my pop's grew up in that area. I looked thru some of the pictures that I scanned a while back & I don't see it. I will look thru some more pix that I have in a shoebox.

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    Awesome, thanks for sharing. The guy filming did a real decent job.

    I'd bet that at least a couple of those cars are collecting dust in a local garage waiting to be found. My hope would be to track down that sweet gold deuce 5/w @ 8:01!

    I'm guessing it being (only) 1/8th mile that this was a private service road? I'd imagine it still looks much the same today-farmland?

    If those giant silos are still present, you could easily pinpoint the site. Can you google earth image it for us?
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    Not sure what he was running before his 32 Ford five window coupe but I bet that Don Long was there. Probably Don Baxter too.

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