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Oklahoma drag strips-pictures??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mow too much, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. mow too much
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    Does anybody have pictures of Okla. drag strips, especially Willow Run and Sand Vally, when I was a kid in the 60s early 70s I never took any pictures, I always thought it would be there and be the way it should be...........
     
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  3. hotrod-Linkin
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    jack at yort alternator and starter shop in shawnee has a lot of willow run pics. he won't part with them but he might share.
     
  4. Gasserman
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    Try to get ahold of Mokanman on here. When he was writing the Tulsa Drag News ,he did an article on old drags strips in Ok.He might have some old pictures of them or at least may know where to find some. Hope this helps ,Gasserman
     
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  5. steve53
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    he got me an alternator just the other day haha
     
  6. hotrod-Linkin
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    jack has a lot of oklahoma drag racing history.
     
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    jack has a lot of oklahoma drag racing history.
     
  8. okiegreaser
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    So anybody have any? I'd really like to see some vintage racing pics from the good ol' OK.
     
  9. mow too much
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    I think most of us were the same, we just didn't take pictures and/or have lost them, I just thought we might get a few posted on here.............keep looking. ;)
     
  10. Larry T
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    Bruce,
    I've got some slides from Cherokee (Frederick) somewhere. I guess I can drag them out and see if I can have prints made and scanned. I might come up with a few of LA Dragway in Lawton too.

    I think I can see a few ghosts here.
    Larry T
     

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    Heres so[​IMG]me Old Geezer had of OKC at the fairgronds
     
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    This one is from Roothawg of OKC f[​IMG]airgrounds.
     
  15. blojectedj
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    Spoke to Jack this morning, he did part with those pictures, gave them to the son of an ex racer who was killed in an auto accident many moons ago.
     
  16. mow too much
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    Nice try, somebody has to have some.:D
     
  17. charkol
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    Ya I would like to see some too. My pops said he used to race back in the day.
     
  18. rallisracing
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    I would sure like some of Fredrick...my dad raced there alot in the sixties and early 70's, and there were some great cars...
     
  19. OkieValkyrieRider
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    I raced at both tracks in 1968, I was 18 at the time and bullet-proof, never took any pics wish I had!
     
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    //http://s1063.photobucket.com/albums/t507/partsrivet/?action=view&current=WillowRunOkCityOK8-1966.jpg
     
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    from Tulsa, OK

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    Man looks like ya,ll could have some speed runs there
     
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    Larry Reyes making a pass at Willow Run in August 1966. [​IMG]
     
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    An overview of the Willow Run staging lanes leading to the start. [​IMG]
     
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    Eddie Hill from Wichita Falls, TX guides his AA/FD through the pit at Willow Run Raceway in Oklahoma City during its first weekend of operation in August of 1966. A good representation of the regions Top Fuel were also on hand including Fred Rowsey, Bobby Langley, John Wiebe, Boyd and Griffith and the legendary Surfers from California.


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    Excellent photos! Thanks!
     
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    Gene Snows first Dodge Dart funny cars prepares for a trip at Willow Run in August 1966.

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    Here's a view of some of the racers that attended the grand opening of Willow Run in 1966. In the far left is Bobby Langley, walking back to his Scorpion AA/FD. In the middle of the picture with his hands on his hips is Bob Skinner of the Surfers, while the guy in the tee shirt with his back to us is the late Mike Sorokin, driver for the Surfers. Kansan John Wiebe is in the tee facing Sorokin. The car they are around is the Surfers AA/FD. Definitely some heavy hitters here on opening day.

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