For years I have wanted to find the location of the First Drag Race, at the Goleta CA airport, 1949. I flew into the airport last week and looked for it, actually three parts to the old airport, and so was not sure I found it. So I went on Google Earth (with guidance from Lou Wells), and I think that this is the place. Notice the buildings behind the cars in the old photo from HRM, the windows seem to match. I think that the drag strip ran down the road to the right. [/ATTACH] I drove down this road and found the small bridge that ran over a creek, that was the finish line (you could tell who won when the first car bounced over the bridge). For me, this is a sort of holy pilgrimage...in a drag racing sense.