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    Lets see your film, pics and hear your story.
    Know of a car show lets hear about it.



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    At one time I believe there were three parts to this on YouTube.

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    Detroit Dragway shirts available here:

    www.lostdragway.com

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    Sunday,Sunday at Detroit Dragway!

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    suuunnndaayyyy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckycar View Post
    Sunday,Sunday at Detroit Dragway!
    When the German invaded Netherlands in WWII they parachuted in some of their soldiers wearing Dutch army uniforms. The Dutch had to resort to vetting each other and the Germans by having them pronounce the names of the Dutch cities of Groningen and Scheveningen.

    If they landed in Detroit we could have shouted, "Sunday, Sunday…" and made them finish the line. That line is so branded in the Detroit phyche right up there with "I will give you 5 pounds of coffee if I can't …" or "Get on the right track to Nine Mile and…"

    Unfortunately I never went to Detroit Dragway, but I will never forget that echoing sound.

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    Where was Detroit Dragway?

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    “Sibley at Dix” (or am I just taking the bait)?

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    Had cousins that lived in Melvindale....he took me once circa 1964. No biggy...I had more fun & memories from Motor City Speedway.

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    Detroit Dragway was allot of fun to watch the "big names" in drag racing come to town, all of the kids in my neighborhood who were old enough to drive "drag raced" their cars or their parents' back then.....1966 was the best, the year of Don Nicholson's Comet Cyclone Funny Car & Doug Nash's Bronco Buster Funny Car (Truck).....

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    Did you ever race at Detroit Dragway? Share your stories & photos with us. www.detroitdragway.com

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    Get your offical Detroit Dragway shirts from us. www.detroitdragway.com or www.detroitdragway.biz
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    Sibley Rd just W. of Dix. In Brownstown Twp.

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    Actually, it was east of Dix. On the south side of Sibley between Allen and DIx. There's an industrial park there now.

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    You are correct. As the ads said 1 mile east of Telegraph. I usually took Dix Rd to Sibley, then Allen Rd back. I lived off Allen Rd.

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    You never know someone's misinterpretation of rock music lyrics until they sing 'em out loud.

    One day, my sister and I were driving Downriver, and when we passed Sibley I called out the old ad line for the Dragway.

    She was shocked. For years she thought it was "Simply at Dix."


    Made sense to a girl who'd witnessed the drag racing on Telegraph Road through Dearborn and Redford during her formative years...LOL!


    I've never been, but we went to the Flatrock Speedway to see the Figure 8 races one time with a fellow my mother used to date from her AA group. He was a hoot, with one of those old Monte Carlo's with the round headlights...which he let me drive home from the races! In retrospect, I suspect he was drunk, so yielding the keys to a fourteen year-old might've been his best choice.

    But I suspect those two are almost the most diametrically-opposed forms of car racing, at least geometrically. I've never been able to appreciate straight-line acceleration racing alone...the Figure 8 was a much more appropriate approximation of everyday driving!


    Cheers

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    Before you do your immitation Detroit Dragway commercial, drag out a copy of Ray Charles Greatest Hits. I believe the music bed was a version of the piano into to "What I Say", wasn't it?

    Wonder what ever happened to "Art Arfon's fire breathing, flame throwing jet powered Green Monsterrrrr, roaring down the track at over two -- hundred -- miles -- an -- hour!"?

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    Some of my greatest memories are of my dad taking my two older brothers and I to DD in the mid to late 1960's. From getting the hair burned off of our arms and legs from the gasoline burnouts (courtesy pit passes) to meeting some of the greatest legends of the day, I could not have lived a better life anywhere !!

    Some highlights: The Little Red Wagon wheelie stands the entire length of the strip, meeting Big Daddy Don Garlits, Jungle Jim, the "Snake" and the "Mongoose". Seeing all of the great cars - the Hawaiian, Chi-Town Hustler, Color Me Gone, etc. and the jet cars and drag bikes.

    For an seven year old kid, living in Detroit during the inception of Hot Wheels cars and going to the DD for pretty much every event for four seasons was Nirvana, plain and simple.

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    The Green Monster. That was the car my cousin took me to see on my first visit to DD in 1961. I think your are correct on the music. Here is a link to some of the old radio spots http://www.detroitdragway.com/detroi...y/radio-spots/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
    Detroit Dragway was allot of fun to watch the "big names" in drag racing come to town, all of the kids in my neighborhood who were old enough to drive "drag raced" their cars or their parents' back then.....1966 was the best, the year of Don Nicholson's Comet Cyclone Funny Car & Doug Nash's Bronco Buster Funny Car (Truck).....

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    I spent a lot of Saturday nights, yes, they also raced on Saturdays at DD. I have fond memories of Roger Lindamood’s ‘Color Me Gone” Plymouth and the Golden Commandos Plymouths as well. Loved the smell of the burning rubber and the spent niro-methane. I remember TV Tommy Ivo’s 4 Buick engine dragster. Lotsa smoke but not as fast as the blown Chrysler hemi’s. This was from 63 – 66 and a great time to be living downriver.

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    Here is part of an old Detroit Dragway mail out I have. Name:  DD1.jpg
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    www.detroitdragway.com

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