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and here I was thinking Oswego, NY...
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Great Memories! I used to race there in 71 72 with a 67 Chevelle SS sure wish I could find pictures of the car. Thanks Tom
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My friend's Dad, Ed Grief's 1967 Pink "Flying Elephant" Charger, No Big Thing, And a 1959 Mercury (Don't remember the car's name, I think it was red with a black vinyl top) raced by a guy who was in charge of Alignment and balancing at the Indianapolis motor speed that I met way back in 1973 when I went to Hunter Engineering in St. Louis for school. Blew up my first engine on that track in a friends Tunnel Ram small block Chevrolet powered 1966 Pontiac Tempest. Fun Times for sure.
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Ed Grief had a couple of cars called the "Proud Rebel", I think the last one was a Chevy Vega. The Mercury you're thinking of was undoubtedly the "Big Animal" and I think it was a 57 not 59. It was orange and raced by a guy named Jim "Animal" Feurer from the Peoria area, possibly Lacon IL. There are two cars in the Byron IL vintage drag racing video posted elsewhere here (https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=168491) that are Oswego alumni....the 37 Chevy with the red white and blue Stars & Stripes paint job, and the metalflake red 58 Chevy called "Daddy's Toy". Both are now (or I think they still are....) owned by Ted Beach from Aurora IL.
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That's the timing tower, and the Mustang and Buick are on the return road. As you came down the return road - avoiding potholes along the way - you would stop at the timing tower where the staff had recorded your time and speed by hand on a printed ticket. Tickets were dropped down a chute from the top level to ground level and a worker would hand you your time slip. White building in the background with three windows on the back side was the concession stand.
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saw this on the vintage drag Camaro FB

interesting name for a Camaro race car
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