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Pennfield, NB, Canada. Dragstrip. US Funny Cars

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by catman69, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. catman69
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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    Does anyone recognise these Funny Cars from the Eastern US?

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    Anyone here from N.B., Canada remember the Pennfield Dragstrip?
    These were taken sometime mid to late 80's I think.
     
  2. Pontiac Slim
    Joined: Jan 16, 2003
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    1st one is /was out of Boston Mass, I believe
    Other may be..not sure
    Pontiac Slim
     
  3. 79mbu
    Joined: May 3, 2011
    Posts: 39

    79mbu
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    from australia

    I grew up in Saint John, N.B. and remember the old pennfield track very well.

    I was in my early 20's in 1969 or 1970 when, together with other local drag racers, I learned that the family running the races was giving it up as a lost cause (financially).

    Meetings were called and committees were formed, and I wound up being elected treatsurer of the company that ran the track for the next 4 or 5 years. Track photographer Bob Boudreau was president of the company. We had a lot of fun running those races, but it was a ton of behind-the-scenes work.

    In 1973 I moved to Vancouver and, after a number of years I wound up working at the Mission Dragways strip for a couple of years before I moved to Australia in 2003.

    I still keep in touch with Bob Boudreau and we have both contributed pictures and comments to the nostalgia Pennfield site.

    Glen Brown
     
  4. 79mbu
    Joined: May 3, 2011
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    79mbu
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    from australia

    Pontiac Slim has already added his input, but I think the first photo that you included may be the old BOSTON STRANGLER racer. The name might have changed due to political incorrectness or due to possible threats of a law suit from the author of the book by the same name.

    Glen Brown
     
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