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Offline chris

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« on: March 15, 2018, 10:45:30 am »
Found an older Pic when I was Drag racing my Mach right after the first rebuild around 1988..still lucky to have Atco, Cecil co. And Maplegrove raceway still going. Was upset to hear Englishtown stopped being a Drag strip after all these years. 
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Re: ATCO
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 07:44:06 pm »
are those hubcaps on the car?

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Re: ATCO
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 09:15:19 pm »
Chris, are you close to Atco ?
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Re: ATCO
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 07:16:59 am »
Yes, before I had a set of drag tires I would lower the pressure and waste a lot of street tires. I would pop off the mag style wheel covers during racing rounds. I believe I was  entered in the car show at that event and did a photo pass along with the other cars that raced & showed . I,m in West Chester Pa. and used to think nothing of driving Two hours to a track, racing all day and filling the tires back up and head home!  Car never saw a trailer to or from any raceway. Drag radials gave me more confidence lol...
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Re: ATCO
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 11:50:08 am »
...I would pop off the mag style wheel covers during racing rounds. I believe I was  entered in the car show at that event and did a photo pass along with the other cars that raced & showed...

I thought that looked like the mag style covers, and couldn't believe they left you race with them on.  Back in the day they wouldn't even allow us to leave the trim rings on the styled steel wheels, because if they come off and start rolling they are a huge hazard to the spectators...and those mag caps are heavy.  Still, I've seen vintage photos that certainly appear to show cars racing with their wheel covers on.  Maybe they were just photo shoots, as you say yours probably was.