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History Houston, TX 1964

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Beep, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. I just saw this the other day for the first time. Thought I would post it just for fun. This was our last car. We were at the old Houston Texas Gulf Freeway drag strip near Dickinson, TX. That's me guiding the car to the line. The late Terry Simmons was doing the driving because my wife was pregnant and she had ask me not to drive again until the baby was born.

    Just goes to show you that "back in the day", a couple or three young guys could in-fact get together, pool their change and build a car to compete.

    :p Damn I was young way back then...................

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  2. wrenchrocket
    Joined: Mar 16, 2005
    Posts: 197


    kewl shit

    My uncle used to talk about goin to that strip
  3. ntxcustoms
    Joined: Nov 10, 2005
    Posts: 910

    from dfw

    That's the real deal there! Looks like a lot of fun.

  4. E.C.
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 596

    from Tx

    What was the wb?? That looks like fun.
  5. So cool; I remember going there a little over a decade later. We used to sit on the roof of the motorhome and watch the races, when we weren't in the pits.
  6. Tinker51
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 261

    from Dallas Tx.

    Thats what you call grassroot racing. whos old car was that Brian, or is or was it home built. love those pipes.
  7. The entire car, including the chassis, was built by us in our single car garage in LaMarque, TX. Completely gas welded except for the roll bars. Note the latest technology in breather caps. The damn thing kep blowing the caps off, so we used red rags and black tape. Worked good.
  8. english rob
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 39

    english rob

    That's a great photo my mum was pregnant to with me !!!!
  9. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 612

    yellow wagon
    from WI

  10. Moe
    Joined: Dec 2, 2003
    Posts: 197


    AWSOME PHOTO !! ...

    I loved going to that drag strip as a kid ... Please post more picts .... if you hav'em .... :D
  11. Tinker51
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 261

    from Dallas Tx.

    Dad and I were talking about red rags on breather caps yesterday.
    If it keep leaking add more rags
  12. ST. 515
    Joined: Mar 29, 2008
    Posts: 384

    ST. 515
    from TEXAS

    That is Badass!!!

  13. Details on the engine?

    Funny, you guys look barely old enough to drive, let alone campaign a blown dragster!
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  14. Skotz
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,478


    Cool shot from a cool era....
    Son of a gun, "you were young" at one time....hahaha

    And thanks for bringing your car to Little River and Yello Belly....any chances of a 1/16th mile burn out pass someday:D???? I was talking to Kenny Ryerson(sp) about some 330 ft passes for some of these old cars....that sure would be a cool deal at some of these Nostalgia events!
  15. nice...thanks for sharing !
  16. holeshot
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,519

    from Waxahachie

    HEY i am a native houstonian, yea brother hambone i spent some time at houston international when don gay owned the strip. and i lived near spring in the woodlands for about 20 years. i realy love your hotrod these day's, you have come a long way, just keep on-keeping on...POP.
  17. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,922


    I met you at the HAMB Drags and I have to say, "You still look the same". Thanks for sharing!
  18. Stratt134
    Joined: Sep 3, 2012
    Posts: 4

    from Texas

    Awesome photo, thank you for sharing.

    If anyone has any more photos from the track, please post!

    We are putting together a website about the track at, check it out!
  19. 69hurstsc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 156


    Anyone remember a guy named Roland that campaigned a 64 Plymouth there?

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