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Old Drag pics from Mason Dixon Dragway Maryland

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Eightydeuce, May 30, 2008.

  1. Here's a few shots I took this summer of 75-80 Drag-o-way;)

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=3363436#post3363436
     
  2. sweet pics, thanks for sharing!!
     
  3. Eightydeuce
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    Mike Etchberger willy's

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    Bill Johnstons 55 chevy (he still owns it)

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    Ben Farner

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    Motor Knights chevy inline 6 dragster

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    Tommy Ivo comes to mason dixon

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  4. Div1Racer
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    Eightdeuce, here's some of what I have. I understand that this site is more about straight axles, etc and not so much about muscle cars so I apologize about that......
     

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  5. Div1Racer
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    The silver Nova is Jim Raffensberger at 75-80. I have more pics but I'll need to scan them.
     

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  6. SquashThatFly
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    I passed Mason-Dixon twice today on the way to and from a jobsite and thought about this thread


    L.A. -Bar:
    My photos of 75-80 are on Page 2 of that thread above. to answer your question about Bill, last i had heard he was still here. He lives right up the street from the track. My dad talked to him a few months ago about some pictures hanging in the tower and i saw him opening the front gate one day when i was coming from work.
     
  7. TDak
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    What some great memory joggers! Went to my first drags in Tennessee in 1961. It was the classic, Ford against Chevy. Chevy won........made my day. Now I wouldn't care.
    Thanks for the post........Bumps.
     
  8. oj
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    Wow! That very first picture has to be Porky Zartman in his comp coupe, very cool
     
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  9. oj
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    Hey Div1Racer, is that the Tijuana Taxi corvette in your pictures?
     
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  10. Troublemaker427
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    My dad ran at 75-80 and Mason Dixon from '61 to '73 and we still run at Mason Dixon again now. In '61 he won SS alot in a '61 Starliner called "Mister Twister". Later on he ran a '60 Falcon gasser and then a '64.5 Mustang in D/MP. Here are a few shots of dad with the Starliner and the other cars.

    Thanks for posting the great shots and I hope you find more!!
     

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  11. Troublemaker427
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    The "Lancer Dart" and Chrysler 300 are Bud Faubel of "Honker" fame.
     
  12. Div1Racer
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    OJ, I think that old Vette pic is actually this car called Snoopy. I't shares the same unique paint scheme but I've yet to confirm it. Snoopy races in Pro-Stick, a manual trans class ran at some local tracks.
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  13. -DMC-
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    Man, some really cool pictures...
     
  14. Div1Racer
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    More Mason Dixon pics, I got these from another website. I dont know who took them so I hope they dont mind me posting them. I really like the pic of the front end flipped up. It shows the purity and simplicity of a race car. However, those frame rails are just kind of 'out there' aren't they...not much support.
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  15. 46mopar
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    It's sad to see 75&80 look like that. It was the first drag strip I went to and the first one I raced at.
    I talked to some friends not to long ago looks like the development deal fell through. So its going to be just an old drag strip for awhile no houses.
     
  16. Eightydeuce
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    Came across these, pretty sure all of them were takin in 1963.

    Does anyone have any other pics they could post?
     

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  17. RacerRose
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    I'd love to see any pics of my father Kenny Rose's Gold Digger 55 Chevy that was a regular competitor at Mason-Dixon from the 1960's/early 70's. Other cars I'd like to see if possible would The Patriot Corvette of Jim Porterfield, and Bob Widmeyer's 1970 Camaro & 58 Corvette.
     
  18. WOW! Thanks for sharing these frickin awsome shots!!!
     
  19. zarbtime
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    I spent many a summer evening at 75 80..from 1961 to 64...Does anyone remember the ROMPIN REDSKIN? Better yet does anyone have a photo?The photos in this post allow me to show my son what it was like way back when.Thanks
     
  20. I remember the Rompin Redskin from 75-80 and Aquasco, Don't have any pics but I'd love to see some of those old photos too ! !
     
  21. Great pix, EightyDeuce! Thanks for posting. For those no longer in the area, 75-80 Dragway reopened in 2009. www.75-80dragway.com.



     
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  22. OldoginMd
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    No way !!! I am sure the kid in picture # 7 is my younger brother , with my Mom and Dad in the foreground
     
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  24. RacerRose
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    Here's a mid 60's shot of a car in the staging lanes at Mason Dixon Dragway.
    The Boring and Samide Warrior Pontiac GTO.

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  25. Just love these old drag strip pics I watched drag racing starting in the mid 60's and have lots of pics but they are only in my mind
     
  26. RacerRose
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    I mentioned I was searching for pics earlier of My Dad's (Kenny Rose) old race car. Here's 2 out of the only 3 pics of have of my Dad's car, The Gold Digger 55 Chevy out of Martinsburg, WV. He was a regular at Mason Dixon & 75-80 in the mid 60's to early 70's with this car. 426 Chrysler Hemi powered with Hilborn fuel injection. I would LOVE to have more pics of this car.

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  27. TheQuietOne
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    The Corvette still belongs to Frank Jenkins of Clarysville, Maryland. He still races it and its a stick car now. The car had a Clutch Turbo in it in the early years.

    Pics now......

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  28. redlinetoys
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    Great thread! A lot of history in these photos!!!
     
  29. P10stepvanman
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    Fantastic thread. Been going there since the mid 70's, still go every weekend they are open. Guess I'll never grow up. Thanks to all who contributed pics.
     
  30. The Northwind was my neighbors, it got cut up for the dirt track, that was a beautiful car.
     

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