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Motion Pictures Flat Tire

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. kaydub
    Joined: Apr 26, 2007
    Posts: 369

    from Cali

    Pretty darn cool!!!!
  2. Awesome Ryan, BTW who's the artist on the sound track? Any idea?
  3. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,927

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    G. Love
  4. Thank you sir.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2011
  5. My dad (Keystone Dragon) shot this on 8mm in 1961 (I believe he's still got the camera). It was transferred to VHS in the 80s, to DVD in the 90s, and now I've converted it to digital. The guy with the flat tire still has that bike as far as I know. These guys, now in their 70s, still build cars today. In fact, the '29 Roadster in my avatar is my dad's. It's got a '50 Merc Flathead V-8 motor with all the goodies. He still runs Keystone Dragon club plates on his cars.
    Joined: Jun 22, 2006
    Posts: 70


    I raced at that track ten years ago. The place was beautiful as a park and the drag strip still went up hill. Thanks for the great memories.
  7. bigbob55
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 779

    from Pittsburgh

    Definately Quaker City Dragway in Salem (Eastern) Ohio. The track is still operating (but struggling financially I believe) track itself hasn't really much expcept for paved pits guardrails tower and of course christmas tree instead of flagman....this is great...downtown shots are definately 'the burg"
  8. Dave Downs
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 862

    Dave Downs
    from S.E. Penna

  9. Kinda reminds me of the KC super eight video with the Vette in tow and the couple sleeping in the car on the way to the track... Ryan... you know which one I'm talking about...
  10. Sorry, that's the way he shot it on 8mm back then. He actually double exposed the same roll of film accidentally. No way to separate it. We've always referred to that one as "The Dream". Sort of like someone is driving and doing family stuff while dreaming of sweet cars.
  11. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,184

    richie rebel

    quaker city drag strip was in salem ohio,it was filmed in about 1960 or 61
  12. The drag strip is Quaker City in Salem, Ohio. But, I just realized I never identified the bridge for you folks (or "yinz"). It's the 40th Street Bridge in The Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh, PA. The guy calmly pumping up his flat tire is my dad's friend, Ray. He's still got the bike.
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