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That's waaay cool! and the street cars seem to be getting faster and faster! lol
 

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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.
98th street was more 70s to early 80s. Keenan and Dickson were probably more on Monty and Renaissance. I think I have some pics of some 98th street racing.
 

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I was a little yong for the best days of South Eubank, but went out to watch a bunch. We raced renasaince ALL NIGHT without ever a cop in sight. My son was three to five years old at the time. He is 22 now. LOL. We would hang out all night. Hell, I remember ordering Pizza from Domino's and having it delivered to the street races. Kieth had that damned 351 C-ya COugar. I beat him once, on the bottle. He mostly kicked the Vega's ass back then. I can remember running 12.20 on the bottle one night at the track. That was FAST AS HELL back then for renisaince. We put the 12.20 on every window in shoe polish and went cruising. Fun times for sure.

I'll let Dickson and Keenan tell whether they were ever outrun by the Vega......
 

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What a gold mine!

I was in high school during those days and I spent a lot of time on S. Eubank as well and the dragstrip south of town.

S. Eu was great because it was a dead end, had a turnaround at the base gate , and also had lighting there all night , at the base gate. Very handy! The cops usually left everyone alone but I recall a couple times being caught there when APD would block off the whole street, take everyones license and call them in for bench warrants. After a few of those events, I just parked inside the barbed wire fence to watch, since I had a base sticker. The cops would come but I could sit and watch the action, since there was nothing they could do since I was on the other side of the fence.

It's fantastic to see the cars at Albuquerque Dragstrip. The one car I recall best, is the photo of Flash Cadillac. That thing ran in the 12s as I recall, and had full interior. Apart from the gold leaf "Flash" on the rear quarter, it was a stock looking car. He had to make most of the speed stuff for the car, since nobody made speed stuff for Caddies. It was awesome to see that big old car launch... it was one of the most reliable cars...always fast. Anyone know what happened to that car?

I also recall Guaranteed Auto...bought lots of stuff there. They were the original shop before Supershops opened up on San Mateo just south of Montgomery. Guaranteed was on Central just west of Wyoming,and there was always interesting cars out in front of the shop.

APD was pretty cool back then. The alternate racing spot was on frontage road at the north end of town, but I never went...just too far (15 miles?). Eubank had nice start and finish stripes on the pavement. The only thing at the time that was there on Fri and Sat nights was Speedway Park dirt oval, and the dump. It was a perfect place to race.

I'd really be interested in knowing what happened to any of these cars if anyone knows.

Thanks a ton for posting these . Sooo many good memories.

John
 

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What a gold mine!

I was in high school during those days and I spent a lot of time on S. Eubank as well and the dragstrip south of town.

S. Eu was great because it was a dead end, had a turnaround at the base gate , and also had lighting there all night , at the base gate. Very handy! The cops usually left everyone alone but I recall a couple times being caught there when APD would block off the whole street, take everyones license and call them in for bench warrants. After a few of those events, I just parked inside the barbed wire fence to watch, since I had a base sticker. The cops would come but I could sit and watch the action, since there was nothing they could do since I was on the other side of the fence.

It's fantastic to see the cars at Albuquerque Dragstrip. The one car I recall best, is the photo of Flash Cadillac. That thing ran in the 12s as I recall, and had full interior. Apart from the gold leaf "Flash" on the rear quarter, it was a stock looking car. He had to make most of the speed stuff for the car, since nobody made speed stuff for Caddies. It was awesome to see that big old car launch... it was one of the most reliable cars...always fast. Anyone know what happened to that car?

I also recall Guaranteed Auto...bought lots of stuff there. They were the original shop before Supershops opened up on San Mateo just south of Montgomery. Guaranteed was on Central just west of Wyoming,and there was always interesting cars out in front of the shop.

APD was pretty cool back then. The alternate racing spot was on frontage road at the north end of town, but I never went...just too far (15 miles?). Eubank had nice start and finish stripes on the pavement. The only thing at the time that was there on Fri and Sat nights was Speedway Park dirt oval, and the dump. It was a perfect place to race.

I'd really be interested in knowing what happened to any of these cars if anyone knows.

Thanks a ton for posting these . Sooo many good memories.

John
Courtney Hines (Flash Automotive)Cad Company 8.2 Litre Performance - Cadillac 500 Performance Parts and still has it and still runs it on occassion. Runs high 10s

Yep remember Guaranteed Auto.
 

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these posts about the "old times" are some of the most interesting material I have ever read on TSC
 

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Great thread.

Even I remember some of those days. This was back when I was between the ages of 8 and 14.
 

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Great thread.

Even I remember some of those days. This was back when I was between the ages of 8 and 14.
bah que jodido, in those days you were sucking on a titty and shitting mustard........................! :boobs:
 

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The tit was a good place... "Memories... I've had a few"
 

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GREAT PICS!!! I was a Monty / Renaissance frequentor... HEH HEH HEH... GOOD TIMES!!!
 

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As I recall (and this is a real stretch) prior to the Sonic on Eubank the cruise was Vip Big Boy on central to the A&W on Lomas was it? Bets were made then off to S.Fuelbank to run.

I never had a good car during these days and I recall the cops and the renta-cops at Big Boy weren't always so understanding.... I remember lots of blinking lights and hassles.

I recall being out on S. Eubank once when the cops raided it. 10-15 cruisers and motorcycles blocked the road and stopped everyone. I remember them yelling "you know we don't come out here unless we get complaints. We got complaints and we're shutting you down!" . All they did was call everyone in for bench warrants, then hand a 2" thick stack of licenses back to the closest person and yell at us to GTF out of there. One dude sat in front of a headlight and read out names and handed peoples IDs back until everyone had theirs.

I do recall one individual giving the cop some grief . It was clear that they knew each other as the cop said something like "STF up Murphy" (or whatever his name was) "or we'll take you downtown...".

I doubt the cops are anywhere near as understanding today..... but you young guys can tell me how it is now?
 

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Pretty sure it's still the same as you described it, but I'll let someone who doesn't supplement their diet with Metamucil have a go.
 

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Awesome pics! Always love seeing things like that! Bobby Davalos comes into my work all the time.. I work with his brother. Dale Shcafer comes in every now and then as well to share stories of the good old days!
 

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Awesome pics! Always love seeing things like that! Bobby Davalos comes into my work all the time.. I work with his brother. Dale Shcafer comes in every now and then as well to share stories of the good old days!
I do computer work for Dale and his wife. Great people and awesome stories.
 

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I spent the better part of my life from 1978-1982 out on South Eubank racing a little 70 VW Bug it was a great time back then. I have some pictures somewhere guess I need to dig them up and scan them. It was a long time ago I remember a bunch of first names but not many last names, also they started shutting us down on Saturday nights so we started going out there on Sunday afternoon. We would race for several hours before the cops would come out to check on us. A gal in a white early 70's TA had a police scanner (and a big azzed Doberman) she would hear the cops talking about comming out so we would all pack it up and head to Sonic get something to drink BS a while and head back out.
 

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I used to race on S. Eubank until they finally shut it down back in the mid 80's. (83?) Never seemed to get busted, but came close a time or two. Had a 68 Chevelle back in those days with a 402 turbojet.

I remember Flash Cadillac too. what a car. Courtney Flash had it on display in his shop years later. I don't know what ever happened to it.

What a gold mine!

I was in high school during those days and I spent a lot of time on S. Eubank as well and the dragstrip south of town.

S. Eu was great because it was a dead end, had a turnaround at the base gate , and also had lighting there all night , at the base gate. Very handy! The cops usually left everyone alone but I recall a couple times being caught there when APD would block off the whole street, take everyones license and call them in for bench warrants. After a few of those events, I just parked inside the barbed wire fence to watch, since I had a base sticker. The cops would come but I could sit and watch the action, since there was nothing they could do since I was on the other side of the fence.

It's fantastic to see the cars at Albuquerque Dragstrip. The one car I recall best, is the photo of Flash Cadillac. That thing ran in the 12s as I recall, and had full interior. Apart from the gold leaf "Flash" on the rear quarter, it was a stock looking car. He had to make most of the speed stuff for the car, since nobody made speed stuff for Caddies. It was awesome to see that big old car launch... it was one of the most reliable cars...always fast. Anyone know what happened to that car?

I also recall Guaranteed Auto...bought lots of stuff there. They were the original shop before Supershops opened up on San Mateo just south of Montgomery. Guaranteed was on Central just west of Wyoming,and there was always interesting cars out in front of the shop.

APD was pretty cool back then. The alternate racing spot was on frontage road at the north end of town, but I never went...just too far (15 miles?). Eubank had nice start and finish stripes on the pavement. The only thing at the time that was there on Fri and Sat nights was Speedway Park dirt oval, and the dump. It was a perfect place to race.

I'd really be interested in knowing what happened to any of these cars if anyone knows.

Thanks a ton for posting these . Sooo many good memories.

John
 
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