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That was really cool thanks for sharing that!
 

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thats awesome!
 

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Thats awsome, I love seeing pics like that...
 

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Yeah man that is really really cool I bet if I showed those pics to my grandma she would remember so much about the good old days:headbang::headbang::headbang:
 

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Finally find a pic of the then infamous "Iron Butterfly". Blown SBC and was featured in HotRodding and Car Craft back in the day. Ran low 13s.

 

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ive heard many stories of my dads friends streetracing on south eu back in the late 70s.

i guess another famous street spot was on tramway, they called it the bridge to nowhere or something like that.

im going to try and get some oldold timers to post up! might be interesting
 
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ive heard many stories of my dads friends streetracing on south eu back in the late 70s.

i guess another famous street spot was on tramway, they called it the bridge to nowhere or something like that.

im going to try and get some oldold timers to post up! might be interesting
there was a good thread on RSW about 2 years ago that talked about the old days alot
 

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Thank you for sharing this!
 

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Things come full circle sometimes. Joe Sherwood, the guy who is hosting these pics as well as several 1000 more pics is an old friend of mine from the late 80s early 90s. I hadn't seen him for at least 15 years or so. He has always been heavy in NHRA races around the country as far as support and photography. Cool!
 

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Awesome pic's!! Love seeing those old cars. :eek:ldman:
 

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South Eubank was the shits. Friday night about 10 or so all the squirrel racers would have to go home. Then the fast cars would stop crusin Eastdale and head out to South Eubank. Street racing for hours one car after another. Have some pictures not many. Far better than monty ever has been. A good night fri or sat would have cars lined down the 1/4 mile on both sides of people watching. There were 10 real fast cars in the 74-78 era. I was one never the fastest though in the top 7 or so. Bob labatte in his love truck was looking for me beat him everytime we raced he hated it. I races my freind Don hastings who owned and built Iron Butterfly. I have a baseball card with his car on it. It was featured on the front cover of Time magazine. I could go on and on. after South Eubank got closed down we went to Digital plant a street called Singer Freden. Now it is called Jefferson between the 1-25 exit and osuna. the only problem there was the FOP(faturnal order of police) was at the end of the 1/4. Then the hang out was the park at sonic at eubank there would be 1000 people on a real busy night no BS most of the time 300-400 people. Then 98th street I guess that is about the time Keenan, Dickson started racing.
 
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Nice bit of history. Sounds like when I cruised/raced Fremont Blvd in CA in the seventies. 100's if not 1000+ will cruise the strip. Fremont Blvd is over 8 miles long. People everywhere. Cars lined up along the curbs. Light to light racing the whole distance. Drive-ins packed with people. Cars on trailers to race at Little Fremont. Always something happening at Little Fremont. Little Fremont was were a lot of serious street racing took place. Pinks! It was along the GM Plant. Across the highway was Fremont Drags which became Baylands Raceway. It held many NHRA events. I bracket raced there. 2 feet above sea level. The first monster truck (Cardiff Giant) was built in that area. The guy's wife worked with my dad at Peterbilt. Took it on Fremont Blvd.. Cops sent him home cause it took up 1.5 lanes. LOL! It was great times! Till the cops broke it up. Took about 2 years. I need to scan some of my old car pictures. Hell I've had over 50 of them.
 
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