Been wanting to start this thread for awhile. My dad, going on 79, grew up in Pulaski/Science Hill and went to Jr. and high school in Eubank. He remembers when the speedway opened, just a handful of miles away. A little history first. He first got interested in cars while hanging out at the neighborhood repair shop, Vernon Bryant's Garage. This would have been the early 50's and Vernon was the local flathead guru, so that's what he cut his teeth on and has been into cars and hot rods, since. He still has a drawing he did in art class when he was about 12, of a '32 3W race car that belonged to James and Willie Holt, who had a small garage in Eubank. He used to hang around there after school and even got to paint the number on the sides. Dad has many great stories of those times, but some of the people he remembers, may bring back memories for any of you guys, out of Ky, Ohio, Tenn., etc. who ran at Somerset or grew up there. I've heard stories of Gil Hess, Johnny Weddle-'34 3W, Tooter Ramsey-'32 3W, and Kenny Milligan- '32 3W. He's also mentioned the Cornette Repair Shop, who did engine rebuilding. He remembers when Jimmy Tilley had the only Hudson there and his dad, Rayburn, owned the local used car lot. He also remembers that James Holt had the first hot rod('34 2dr.) he remembers seeing, that ran a GMC 6 cyl. and widened steel wheels that he made himself. It was his daily driver around '53-'55. I'll add some more stories as we go along, as he remembers them. Here's a pic of what I think is one of the first programs from the speedway. Anyone have any pics or stories??