I have lived in Bluefield WV all my life and like many, have watched the area slowly die. But will always remember there car stories I heard from my dad and others about hot rodding in the area back in the day. I was in my teens in the late 80s and cruising was till big on Mercer Street in Princeton WV and the Bluefield City Park parking lot at Mitchell Stadium was a big hangout as well as "on top of the mountain" (East River Mountain Overlook.) Even in the late 80s there were some pretty nice cars running around. I think in the mid 90s the cities of bluefield and Princeton wv banned large gatherings and cruising. I remember Big Als Dragway in Richlands VA back around 1984-86 a lot of 1/8th mile bracket action on Saturday nights in the summer seems to me there were some tri five chevies, straight axle novas, and I will always remember Mike Phillips' "Two Ton Honey" 62 impala ragtop. I think 86 was the last year Big Als was open. Before my day my dad always talked about Bluefield Drive In (BDI) and Kollege Drive In (KDI) and the action at those spots as well as the street racing on the unopened section of I77 near the east river mountain tunnel in the early 70s. As well as street racing "out under the bridge" (bluefielders will know what I am talking about), on falls mills road and out at speedway. Dad ran his 63 falcon sprint ragtop at Big Als (known as Cedar Hills Dragway then). There was another drag strip at Beckley WV then I think and one in Roanoke Va. The reason I post this is I would like to hear from anyone who remembers these days. I know a lot of people left the area in the 80s and 90s when the area began to die. If you have any pics please post them and share any stories. Would love to hear anything.