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Old 04-20-2017, 09:01 PM   #1
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Pretty cool video of the races at Green Valley back in 1966. 20 years later, I would have my chance to run down that same track, with it's great uphill shut-down. I felt so grown up getting to run side-by-side with so many big names, and down the same track as so many others had for so long. It makes me so sad every time I drive past there on Davis Blvd. I can still see cars turning in to get to the track, I can still see the nearby convenience stores packed with people getting refreshments before and after the races. It's sad that so many people will never get to experience that wonderful track that Big Daddy Don Garlits himself told me was one of his absolute favorites.
Anyway, here's the vid:
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:41 AM   #2
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This is GOLD.

At least watch the first 5 minutes.
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Ok, now I'm 20 minutes into it and you definitely have to watch that too.
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It really is a slice of local and motorsports history.
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Dick Harrell was my old engine builders Uncle.
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Dick Harrell was my old engine builders Uncle.
I think a lot of people in the car scene around here would be surprised to learn how many roots can be traced back to there.
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Just about everyone's roots can be traced back to Dick.
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Just about everyone's roots can be traced back to Dick.
Oh you.
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Nice! That made me chuckle
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And now it's covered up by houses, progress...
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And now it's covered up by houses, progress...
Yep. It's really sad. Drove past there this evening.
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thats pretty cool to see
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Outstanding vid. Was hoping my uncle was in one of the VWs. Too slow though
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