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OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: January 18, 2018 04:21AM

Englishtown strip closing immediately after 50 years of operation.

Jerry Murray
Charleston, SC

66 Monza Conv.,110,PG

63 Rampside, PG,110

64 Monza Coupe, 110, 4 speed

64 Rampside, 110, 4 speed

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: January 18, 2018 04:40AM

New generation only interested in their phones,,,LOL

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 18, 2018 05:54AM

Our last drag strip and circle track both became subdivisions, wasn't from lack of interest, litigation is killing these too.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: January 18, 2018 05:58AM

Was that Raceway Park?

64 Monza Vert
64 Spyder Vert
2002 Chev 1500
1996 Impalla SS
Eastern NC

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: January 18, 2018 06:15AM

Yes, Raceway Park

Jerry Murray
Charleston, SC

66 Monza Conv.,110,PG

63 Rampside, PG,110

64 Monza Coupe, 110, 4 speed

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: 66Monza140 ()
Date: January 18, 2018 06:24AM

Real Deal here:Englishtown announcement

"Give'r hell 'til you see God, then back'er down a notch"

'66 Monza 140 4 sp w/A/C...
Western VT

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 18, 2018 08:43AM

I think there was a song about that. Paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 18, 2018 02:39PM

The first Drag Strip I ever went to was in Monrovia Maryland at the intersection of Route 75 and Route 80. It was called the 75 & 80 Dragaway.

It was a family farm business that opened up the drag strip and ran it for many years. They even had a go cart track for many years, and Bar & Restaurant on the property.

Eventually the county changed the zoning but allowed the drag strip to continue operating as long as it remained in the family.

Then of course like everything else, the suburbs expanded out to the rural areas and the folks that bought homes there began complaining about the noise from something that existed before their precious homes were built.

The county passed noise ordinances and regulated the days and hours that the pre existing business could operate. The local Public Television Station used the drag strip for their Motor Week show to test new vehicle performance for many years.

Eventually the owners got old and the kids had no real interest in the drag strip for whatever reasons. Eventually the place closed down for a few years.

The property was put up for sale at one point I think but the local environmental folks got involved and it was determined that the land was contaminated and couldn't be developed. I don't know what happened with all that.

Eventually the Drag Strip reopened for a while and there was controversy because it wasn't the owner running it. It had been leased to someone and after some debate, it remained open as I guess a loophole was found.

The drag strip managed to stay open for a few years before closing again but the local Public TV station was able to continue their use for their show from time to time. The Bar is still open though. I guess that shows what the priorities are in the area huh.

The land surrounding the drag strip is still mostly farm land and it is a shame to see the drag strip decay and crumble.

I imagine that one day someone will figure out a way to develop the land and make a buck, but until then it looks like it will simply sit vacant and unused.

For those that would like to race their cars, trucks or motorcycles, they now need to travel much further away.....or become Street Outlaws.

1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: January 21, 2018 03:17AM

Sunday!

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64 Monza Vert
64 Spyder Vert
2002 Chev 1500
1996 Impalla SS
Eastern NC

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 21, 2018 03:57PM

Our local strip

[vargodragway.com]



[www.vargodragway.com]

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
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2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: OT Englishtown drag strip closing
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: January 21, 2018 05:08PM

I can remember the radio commercials with the crazy chipmunk voice yelling "Raceway Park". That property is probably worth a lot of money.

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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