The photos I posted may be of interest to some of you, especially if you're from the southeast (particularly Georgia). The first two attachments are sets showing before and after shots of 2 legendary (now defunct) dragstrips in central Georgia. The third is an additional photo to acompany the second set. The one showing the 2 rails at the starting line with Buster Couch is of the Atlanta Speed Shop Dragway in Newton County, Georgia. It was the site of the Atlanta $10,000 event, which was one of the richest drag racing events in the country (ca. 1964 - 1971). I can still remember hearing the "Sunday ... Sunday" radio ads about this one. The old strip is now the main street running through a subdivision. The other showing the 2 old style Funny Cars is Yellow River Dragstrip in Rockdale County, Georgia. I also included a third modern shot looking down the old Yellow River strip. The significance of Yellow River is the funny car crash that took place there in 1969, which killed several people and injured many others. This event has been considered to be one of the worst (if not the worst) mishaps in drag racing history. Yellow River was one of those rural unsanctioned strips that I'm sure many an oldtimer can remember. To make matters worst, the promoter had little or no insurance. The strip is still there, running through a trailer park ... complete with speed bumps. All old views are courtesy of Fred Simmons and GeorgiaDragracing.com. The newer "after" photos are mine, taken about 4 years ago. I tried to approximate the earlier Simmons' shots. I thought it would be fun to share this. If any of you have similar photos, post them. Hope y'all enjoy. P.S. As an after thought, I posted a fourth shot courtesy of Ernie Scott. This photo shows just how safe Yellow River was!!! You could get right up close to the action ... boy, those were the days.