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I recently started going through some of my Dads (RIP) picture albums and came across some very cool old Drag Racing pictures. I am not sure where these pictures were taken, but they were from around 1959 or 1960 and we were living in Central Cal, Manteca at the time. The track looks like an old air strip, maybe.

I'm sure some of you 50 plus UAF members might remember races like these from back in the day.

Sorry for the poor quality.

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Just have to love this type of stuff. Hidden in those shots are some really famous cars. Was this race seen and shot by the same person or are those hand me down photos. If this was seen in person...wow...to see the basics before it all got out of hand.
 

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eric madson said:
Just have to love this type of stuff. Hidden in those shots are some really famous cars. Was this race seen and shot by the same person or are those hand me down photos. If this was seen in person...wow...to see the basics before it all got out of hand.
Shot by Rich's dad!

He past away and Rich is getting through all his photo albums.

He had a view of these very cool huh!
 

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You know Lance, when I was scanning these pics, I was looking for anything that looked VW.

My guess would be Mr Berg.
Sorry, much earlier than that. I have a photo in my new book (out in November) of a Bug at Cal-Neva drag strip back in 1954... :)
 

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That early track and photos of drag cars looks like Kingdon Drag Strip in Lodi ca. My dad ran D/gas around 1961/62 at that same track. The cool thing is I took my first solo flight at that same place some 30 plus years after dad!
 

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57oval said:
That early track and photos of drag cars looks like Kingdon Drag Strip in Lodi ca. My dad ran D/gas around 1961/62 at that same track. The cool thing is I took my first solo flight at that same place some 30 plus years after dad!
Well my Dad was from Central Cal at the time these photos were taken, so you may be right.
 
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