today Picton Ontario Sept 25 2010. It was like turning the clock back 50 years. Several hundred people and about 90 to 100 cars gathered today for a first ever drag race at the old Picton Ontario Army Base. Thanks to the Arm drop guys from armdrop.com something we never imagined came to our county. Picton Amry base is located high above the town so no noise gets heard below. The old runways that used to ferry bombers and transport planes up till the late 1960s were still in good enough shape to have a decent racng surface. Many first time racers showed up. No. John Force nor Warren Johnson were not there although there were a few "funnny " cars for sure. The arm drop guys were there in full force of course but very graciously opened it up to the rest of us as well. Many old school racers showed up and some were guys who hadnt run their cars in years. Lots of us went to watch as well. I wished I had taken my rail down. Doornbos was there with his cool old school FED. It would have been fun to run them together despite his large HP advantage over my tiny six. Here is the first pics from there. iIwill sort them out later and post them. If you were there and have photos ,this is the place to post them. Feel free. If you are a competetive "in the points " kind of racer this wasn,t your deal but if you are a run just for fun guy I think it was perfect. Traction on a surface never dragged on before was not greatest at first but by mid afternoon one could notice a real improvement. I took mostly video. I will be sorting it out and may take some stills off of it too.