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History 1964? Drag racing picturs.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stude-sled, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Stude-sled
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  2. DIRTYBIRD
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    what bunch of great pics...thanks for showing them
     
  3. arto
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    Anybody know what the wheels are on this Chevy?
     
  4. Mad~Max
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    vw?
     

  5. dickster27
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    A really nice trip back into time. It brings back fond memories of the era of my short drag racing career.
     
  6. tommy
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    It would have to be late 64 for this to be there. Thanks for the memories.
     
  7. Lee Martin
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    Great photos.....thanks for the post. When did that place open/close? Don't they have an 1/8 mile strip near Springfield called Ozark Raceway?

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  8. Frank02L
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    Ozark international raceway is what its called now... I think its the same.
     
  9. bitchin pics man , thanks!
     
  10. stlouisgasser
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    Fantastic photos. Thanks very much for taking the time to post them. I would also like to know the location of this old track. I've raced at the current Ozark Dragstrip and the background landscape looks really different in these old photos.
     
  11. Troublemaker427
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    Very nice. Even a couple T-bolts!!
     
  12. Bucksnort
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    Wow,terrific pics.What a great time period in drag racing.
    The cars and people in the background are a blast to check out.
    Thanks for posting.
     
  13. loggy
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    Great pics,thanks for getting those out:)

    Incidentally if anyones' into it,came across these on youtoob the other day, film from the '64 nhra indy nationals so same era.......this is the 1st film,links to the others from it.....takes couple minutes to get to the action,but then i liked it a lot!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm42zRwSadQ&feature=related

    Hope someone digs it.
     
  14. Stude-sled
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  15. buckeye_01
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    Great pics. Takes you back to a time when life was simple. I saw a couple of lightweight plymouths in there too.
     
  16. KOOOL!!!! How bout the kid tuning the SBC on page two? Prolly Austin Coil @ 12 yrs old(teehee)
     
  17. stretch 1320
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    Really cool pics dude, thanks for sharing!
     
  18. Stude-sled
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    This track is not the same one that is still open. This track was in Ozarks MO. not in rogersville (current track). Track is still there as a street in a subdivision. I still have 30-40 more to scan and post, I'll try to get to this week.
     
  19. Man hit me in the eyes ! I was 11 years old when Grand pops comes over in a new 65 442 . The first weekend we took it to lions and he ran it thru all day sunday and went home with the cheap gold, I loved that car ! Thanks for posting
     
  20. Frank02L
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    Great info and pics! I have a friend that used to live in Ozark, recently moved back down here.
     
  21. mikes51
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    Thanks for posting these gems. They are really great and bring one back to those great days.

    I can't believe how narrow that right side lane is. What is that? about 2 feet of pavement on this guys right?



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    This photo is what photography is about, you can feel the adrenalin of competition in this shot. Either the engine is about to die or there's a fire, looks like an extinguisher the guy is holding on the left.

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  22. Frank02L
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    If you think thats narrow you should see where they are STILL racing at George Rays! I can't believe it. I went there about 10 years ago in a high 8 second (1/8th) mustang and it was narrow.
     
  23. Lee Martin
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    Narrow little tracks definitely still exist. Here's a shot of Old Dominion Dragway in Manassas, VA (built and continuously operated since 1953):

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    Narrow and short shutdown and all, they still turn 140 - 150 mph in the 1/8 there.

    -Lee
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  24. Mad~Max
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    It's a fire extinquisher, and I think the guy just emptied it on this guys car, and he's hopping out to see if he can fix it before qualifying ends! :)
     
  25. Eightydeuce
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    I saved everyone of those pics to my computer. Very nice quality, wish all vintage photos could be so nice. Thanks for taking the time to upload them!
     
  26. oldsman71
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    cool pics thanks!!!
     
  27. The37Kid
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    Crossed springs, you don't see that too often. [​IMG]
     
  28. brandon
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    probably willys....brandon:D
     
  29. Greezy
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    Those look like Streamlights that are on backwards.
     

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