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The Best Damned pictures of Arlington WA. Dragstrip reunion 2011.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Rabid Whippet, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. retiredfireguy
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 240


    Great pic's Steve. Thanks for sharing them. Looks like a fun time!
  2. Terry R Vaughan
    Joined: Jul 21, 2011
    Posts: 16

    Terry R Vaughan
    from wash state

    I got there at 8am and was # 130 the event starts at 9am according to the flyer. The A40 was from Victoria BC Canada and had history as a Drag car. The Pinkish 51 Chev was a record holder 6 cyl 3 carbs in its original condition today as when he raced it in the NW.
  3. Nice to see this strip still exists; unusual for one to be around as long as Arlington. Here are some pics from way back; '63 HRM.
    (You can bet the cruise will be short-lived, however.)

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  4. ErikDaViking
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 171


    This is a really cool show. I live in Arlington, but didn't get to see it...Of course I had to have duty at the Base that day. When I get the truck I'm building with my son finished, we are gonna put it in that show, its one of the things that motivates me to keep plugging away on it...Planned on doing it this year, but as usual it wasn't even close to done on time.

    I do wish they would actually do some racing at the show. The first time I went I was really dissapointed, the posters and name led me to believe there would actually be some drags. The Arlington Airport would be a great place for some vintage drag racing....I'm guessing its a liability problem.
  5. Jack60
    Joined: Nov 25, 2009
    Posts: 117

    from Maryland

    Looked like a good show, thanks for the pictures..............
  6. This car is one of those cars that pictures just don't do it justice!!!!
  7. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,302

    from Midwest

    DAMN. Watched that video CRANKED up like 10 times. Now going back to check out the photos!!!

    OK, checked the pics too. Good stuff. Really good stuff. Looked like a neat event.

    Our town has a similar downtown burnout affair and I quit going years ago. It is just a matter of time before some Dumb#&% ends up launching into the crowd killing some poor little kid drug there by his snaggle tooth parents. I like watching someone abuse their car as much as anyone, but don't have any interest in being present (even as a spectator) when someone gets killed. Just a matter of time.

    OK, off the soapbox. Thanks for taking the time to post up this cool video and the pics. GREAT!
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  8. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    I missed it, i was out in the shop, i love friday's the last year i was there the tire cloud could be seen from 3 or 4 blocks away!!!!
  9. Frisco 57
    Joined: Sep 13, 2010
    Posts: 4

    Frisco 57
    from Pacific NW

    Had a great time Friday night on Olympic Ave. but it did get a bit crazy. My car is in a couple of your picture too. Thanks!
  10. barqsnut
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 199

    from Pearl, MS

    For folks going to Cruisin the Coast, be aware-Biloxi P.D. cracks down HEAVILY on burnouts.

    It is unbelievable that was happening-way too risky with people on both sides (or any side) of the street.
  11. stetsonfreak
    Joined: Sep 13, 2011
    Posts: 1


    Great pictures, good to see the Corvette Specialty's dragster restored. It looks great, good job Doug.
  12. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    from WA

    Nice pics......... thanks....a lot of great rides there! Need to try and make this one next year.
  13. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    Thanks great,,,geez I need that austin!!!
  14. Dirty Dug
    Joined: Jan 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,618

    Dirty Dug

    It looks a lot better now than when it was in my living room. Beautiful restoration!
  15. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,709

    from Wa.

    I only have one pic from that era...It was taken about a year after the first race.

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  16. tedster
    Joined: Mar 20, 2005
    Posts: 519


    Thanks a lot for posting. I raced at Arlington in the 60s.
  17. scrotilson
    Joined: Aug 8, 2009
    Posts: 17


    The "Corvette Specialty" Dragster ran at the Arlington track from '64-'70. It also ran at the Shelton, Bremerton, and Pacific Raceway tracks.
  18. ...if you watched for an hour and a half, you are part of the problem.
  19. Even the store owners were watching. Just because you watch something does not make you any part of the problem.
    Thats like watching a murder trial and becoming guilty of murder. I don't think so.
    But while I left, I partook by doing a nice burn out. Thank you very much!! I'm a bad bad boy and will go to my room now.
  20. ErikDaViking
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 171


    Exactly! Hot rods are all about toeing the line and obeying the rules. Gotta make sure not to do anything that might rub society the wrong way, don't want any hooligan influence on this nice little "hobby".....I, for one, am extremely upset by this blatant display of disrespect and unnecessary hooliganism, and I can only hope that those responsible will amend their carefree and happy-go-lucky view of the world to one that is appropriately filled with conservative risk management and a healthy dose of caution. After all, almost everything fun will probably kill you and we must avoid offending anyone at all costs!

    **Please not the sarcasm reflected above***

    Now I'm off to moon some nuns and worry some soccer moms...
    Joined: Mar 31, 2011
    Posts: 216


    is there a car there?????????????
  22. This was the first year for me going to this show. Apperently, the burn outs have been going on for 5 years. Same spot, same town, same cops. It amazes me that it is still happening, but who am I to say why the cops let it happen. They show up around 10:00 PM and everyone leaves.
    I for one love flooring my car once in a while and frying the tires. I typically don't do it as a public display but usually where no cars are and theres a straight line. Nothing like feeling the power of over 500 ponies under your right foot letting loose once in a while.
    This was and is Hotrodding. Building your engine more powerful than the factory and lightening up your car to make it as fast as you can make it within your budget. I also like just cruising Hotrods. My 1929 won't be my fastest car, being 276 cubic inches of 7-1 compression Hemi powered but having a couple fast cars are all I need. I need a few slower cars to balance it out a little.:D
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,020


    I believe this this car. Freshly restored and still out there.

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  24. The picture doesn't do this car justice!! The front end was amazing!!!:):D
  25. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,338

    from Mass

    Great pics of some amazing cars! Thanks for posting them.
  26. You are very welcome.
    I take time to take pictures of most of the events in Seattle area just to post on here and go back and look at them in the winter. There is a huge Hotrod following here considering all the rain. The summers are the best when they finally come. I think thats why you see all the killer cars as we have lots of time to work on them when its rainy outside. The viewing of my pictures here exceeded Photo buckets bandwidth so I actually pay to have them host all my pictures.
    It takes alot of time to post each picture on this site but its worth it. Thanks again!!
  27. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,109

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange, CA

    Nice coverage. Thanks, A lot of nice gassers and race cars in general there.
  28. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,556


    Great photos of the cars in the show, thanks for sharing.
  29. 390Merc
    Joined: Jun 29, 2008
    Posts: 659

    from Indiana

    Great pics, thanks a bundle!
  30. I was actually surprised at all the gassers. Lots of them are coming out of the woodwork for this show.

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