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Drag Surfing In Canada

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,385

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 764

    from Michigan

    Very cool. Wonder what that track looks like now?
  3. bgbdlinc
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 522


    ....I would suspect that alot of guys spilled their coffee, had a lump in the front of their underwear, and were late for work this morning......great footage incidently.....
  4. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,595


    But I don't have internet at home :(

  5. Hell... I can't tell it from Mo-Kan.

    I wasn't prepared for the music though. I'll hit the bong and watch it again...

  6. Tbomb428
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 507

    from SoCal

    Nice vibe with the jittery old grainy footage and the music. Reminded me of "The Wonder Years" tv show which would do that from time to time, but this was the real deal.

    Close as we get to a time machine I'd say. Thanks for showing us.
  7. Oh yeah... definitely better now :rolleyes:

  8. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,950

    from Kansas


    I used to work at a place in LaJolla, CA back in the day and there was a lady at the place that used to ride on Duke Kahanamoku's shoulders while he was surfing and she used to "hang" out with him. She would tell me some great stories about the surfing in Hawaii back in 1930's.
  9. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,130

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Wow...super great..thanks Ryan and Neil..... I wanna now get a Stomp'in Tom and Chantays remix.....
    Posted on the board before.... this shot was taken at Deseronto in 58 or 59.....

    Great stuff!

  10. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 607


    Great song selection. This site is already my favorite hot rod place. You keep posting my favorite music and I may not have time to go to work. Aloha
  11. mpot
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
    Posts: 70


    Flag men, hole shots, hot rods and heads-up racing. It just doesn't get any better than this!
  12. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,536

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    Jeff this is a great picture and historic and I don't mean to have this thought but it looks like all these guys had too much coffee and all had the same urge at the same time. OK I'll go sit in the corner now.:D
  13. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,273

    general gow
    Staff Member

    great post again, ryan. i want more info about mohawk...
  14. Big Kevin
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 50

    Big Kevin

    Dammit man, if that didn't lower my blood pressure by about half. Thanks for putting this up. My wife's car decided to stop working on her this morning leaving her stranded down the road in morning rush hour. So after dealing with getting everyone to work and school and the car back home to sort it out later, this was very welcome. Hope to see you this weekend. We'll watch some other old cars go down another cool old track.
  15. Took a break this morn. to watch your flick,,,,,you were right!!! the world is now a much better place for me! Thank you! ( bye the bye,,,,,do you know what the times were on that Piper Cub?) Gpa Crow.
  16. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,385

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Yes. Yes. Yes.
  17. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    from Wales, ME

    Thanks for that Ryan. Got me ready to go for the rest of the day!

    That 32-34 Ford pickup at 4 mins. is dirt-magurt!
  18. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,697

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    Great footage, some nice iron in there.

    I was really hoping that the gals in you picture were really female given the title of the post! "Drag Surfing". lol

    Thanks for a good start to the day.
  19. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Great video! Thanks for posting it! I had a buddy
    who raced at Desronto in the early '70's, probably
    just before the track closed down.

  20. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,536

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    You have a very good ear for music, I say you live in the right little city for that art.
  21. kaydub
    Joined: Apr 26, 2007
    Posts: 370

    from Cali

    Cool Footage!

    Man, not the place I would've thought I would be hearing Xavier Rudd this morning. But fit nicely. If you ever get a chance to see him live, he RULES!
  22. 57dodge
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 192


    Nothing says Ontario Drag racing like some Reggae beets....
    Great video though.
  23. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,137


  24. I thought I saw "Littleman's truck" in there!

    I didn't know he was a Rastafarian? (sp?)?
  25. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,251


    Run what ya brung, then put the hub caps back on and drive it home. Those of us who were there back then experienced a truly majic time.
  26. fordfan289
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 140

    from indiana

    Thanks Ryan just got home from a bad day at work and the jalopy journal made it a better day.
  27. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,385

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Yes. Yes. Yes.
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,259


    I cant watch videos here at work so Im gonna have to take Junkyard dogs advice and watch it when I get home!
  29. Thanks Ryan.
    Seeing that video brings back lots of memories. I used to race at a drag strip just north of Ozark Missouri back in the 60s and seeing the flag starts and stuff was great. Great video and tunes.
    Times were definately simpler back then.
    Also raced at the old KCTA strip in Kansas City and was about the same deal there. You could go up on wednesday night and put 50 cents in the pot and race all night. Just pull up to the line and challenge someone and race. Great times.
  30. That was killer my father and uncle both raced there. That gold '40 with the Road Runners plaque may even be the one my uncle ran, it was olds powered. His name is Jim Barber. I flew gliders there in the early 80s and as far as I know the air strip is still there, old WW2 air base tons of old hangers and buildings. The main reason it closed was the tarmac was getting too rough to race on and the government didn't want too pay too repave it. It's huge gotta be 3 to 4 miles long. A track was built just down the road, drag strip and road coarse, it's called Shannonville and it's still there. I used to race bikes and sidecars there. I've heard stories of them having too chase cows off of the strip and shovel up the cow shit before they could race.

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