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History Houston, Texas Drag Racing circa 1961

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Houston, Texas Drag Racing circa 1961


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  2. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    IMO the sound adds atmosphere.
    I think the song choice for #2 represents a longing for "the old days"; all I can do is dream.
  3. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 134

    from Blackstone

    I don't care either way. The footage is cool as hell and I love it. I've been around this junk long enough to know exactly how they sound fa'real so anything added or not is fine by me.
  4. There's a shopping center and a neighborhood there now where the strip used to be. I used to live a few miles from there, and apparently when I moved to the area, I just missed the remnants of the track before they dug the area up to build the shopping center there now, based on the historical images available on Google Earth.
    It was at 29.473561, -95.091935 if anyone is interested in looking at the old aerial/satellite images. I had a co-worker who used to race out there in his and the track's heyday. I didn't meet him or hear about the track until a couple years after it all got dug up and built over.

    The videos are cool- they actually did a decent job of adding the engine noise, as far as matching it up with the video. I think it's easier to accept knowing it was put together like that. If I'd found the video and thought it was the actual audio, a couple things would've left me scratching my head, one of them being the Corvair...
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  5. paulvmunix
    Joined: Oct 22, 2018
    Posts: 1


    Golden Triangle Dragstrip. Beaumont, Texas 1965
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