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Old 11-02-2013, 10:41 AM
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It's 25 years since Fremont Dragstrip closed. :(

I will be going to a gathering at the spot where Fremont Dragstrip closed 25 years ago. I was there, "The last drags" and have a shirt to prove it! What a sad day,but alas we needed another Starbucks and Blimpies in town so we had to close it down. Sad thing is, the strip property literally almost every square foot of it is still bare! Being it's some sort of bay land that can't be built on, NO KIDDING! The corner where this sign use to hang is still there! The frigging telephone pole that was right at the starting line is still there!




https://www.facebook.com/FremontDragstrip

Man did I have some good times there.

So today I will be behind the Target store with a bunch of guys reminiscing about the drags.




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The Drag strip was right behind us in this photo. The starting line was literally about 200 feet to the right of where we are standing.





A dear old friend of mine showed up in his shoebox.



This lady worked out at the dragstrip at the entry gate and concession stands from 17 years old thru to her twenties. You think this old dragstrip doesn't mean anything, check out her car!







Me standing in the "pits" right about where Don Garlets signed the shirt I am wearing.



On the way over I told my son I didn't know if there would be 4 or 400 people there but anyway I would be happy. There ended up being about 8 and it was damn nice. REALLY a great time. One of the guys had a cd of drag strip sounds blasting from his car with the doors all open, it was SOOO COOL!



We have agreed to do it once a year, I look forward to it, hopefully I can get my truck out there one of these times.

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Brian I admire you. You seem to find time for everything and still get the job done. You don't work on a mystical 40 hr. day do you?

as they use to say, "Keep on Truckin!"

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Instead of reminiscing about the past and what is lost, you guys should make the short drive to Los Banos/ Firebaugh area and attend the Eagle Field Nostalgia Drags in May and October! Old time drag racing with a flag starter, and finisher. Plenty of great old racing and cool vintage pre '72 cars! May if the best of the two races, but October was fantastic also!
It's all for a good cause to improve the old historic runway and military museum, and have a ball racing at the same time!
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Instead of reminiscing about the past and what is lost, you guys should make the short drive to Los Banos/ Firebaugh area and attend the Eagle Field Nostalgia Drags in May and October! Old time drag racing with a flag starter, and finisher. Plenty of great old racing and cool vintage pre '72 cars! May if the best of the two races, but October was fantastic also!
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I was talking to the guys about it and will do my best to make it out there.

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Brian I admire you. You seem to find time for everything and still get the job done. You don't work on a mystical 40 hr. day do you?

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It was like going out to get a burger for lunch, just down the street.

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I was talking to the guys about it and will do my best to make it out there.

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If you guys drive your hotrods to Eagle Field, they have special parking right behind the viewing area, so you don't end up in the regular parking with all the daily drivers!
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