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More of Grandpa's Pics: Dayton/Portsmouth Race tracks 50's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flathead Youngin', Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Skimmer
    Joined: Jul 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,105


    Great pics ......................Thanks
  2. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    The GMC engine you were referring to was probably a 302 cubic inch only made for about 2 years. I have one and they are rare. More common in drag cars than round track but very cool.
  3. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,758

    Member Emeritus

    Wow, thanks. I had to make a copy of the Daytona measured mile photo. That is cool. My current project is rooted in that time period. I've got that decal on the side window.

    What caught my old eye was the cowboy shirt on the little boy in the grand stands. I am about his age and I lusted after a "real" cowboy shirt like that back then. I bet it had pearl snaps instead of buttons.:D One just like Hoppy wore. My dad took me to the races just like that...Lanham speedway. My favorite driver was Pee Wee. What a cool nick name. It's been a housing development for over 50 years now.

    Anyway...thanks for bringing those times to mind.
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  4. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,806


    I,m pretty sure that Atomic Speedway WAS Dayton Speedway for a few years. Used to sneak in there AND Kilkare. Kilkare was the easiest!
  5. Crudbro
    Joined: Oct 20, 2009
    Posts: 59


    The photo of the little girl and the one entitled "at the track" were taken at the Portsmouth (Ohio) Speedway... The photo with a track in the distance appears to be the Raven Rock Drag Strip, which was located near Portsmouth. The #41 coupe is Wayne McGuire of Gregoryville Ky... Atomic Speedway is located near Waverly, Ohio... The two pictures of the dirt track might be the old Huntington Motor Speedway in West Virginia... Dayton Speedway did have a smaller oval inside the half mile track.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
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  6. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,729

    from SW Wyoming

    Dang ol' Crudbro beat me to it. Neat pic of Wayne McGuire's #41.

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