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Monday September 8 2008, 10:13 PM
Here on RacersReunion, y'all may have noticed my three recents blogs, Wilmington, NC: Cape Fear Racers, it's been a trip down memory lane. Some of the content was from memory, and some gained from research; it's pretty amazing where a single phone...
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Saturday September 6 2008, 11:19 PM
"Spud Long had led every lap, and he would have WON that race, if he hadn't blown a radiator hose...........!" My dad proclaimed, to me and my mom, at the dinner table. "Spud's even making his living RACING, now!" ........my dad continued.It was...
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Thursday September 4 2008, 10:30 PM
"Well, we built the race track, BECAUSE WE WERE RACE FANS!"........ Mrs. Betsy Adkins' simple explanation for why she and her former husband, Buddy Burnette, and his family, had built the Carolina Beach Speedway. "We liked to go to the dirt tracks...
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Wednesday September 3 2008, 4:30 PM
Once the capitol of North Carolina, this antebellum city on the banks of the Cape Fear river, could claim, even boast, of a rich stock car racing history. Much documentation surrounds native sons Sonny Jergenson, Roman Gabriel, Michael Jordan, and...
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Thursday August 28 2008, 11:31 PM
At the ninth annual "Southern 500", a 1957 model Chevy race car was more valuable than its newer 1958 brother. There were real and valid reasons, of course, and none of them were lost among the mechanical wizards of the time. Fireball Roberts...
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Saturday August 23 2008, 11:30 AM
Remember when the "Universal Racing Network" and a few minutes of a black and white Chris Economaki/"Wide World of Sports" WAS the electronic media, as far as NASCAR was concerned? AND remember how we thought that was better than sliced bread AND...
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Thursday August 21 2008, 12:03 PM
In the mid 1960's, GM's version of the 1/2 ton pick up truck featured a rear coil spring suspension system. And was it ever the pinnacle of technology: TRUCK ARMS, TWO SPRINGS, AND A PAN HARD BAR! (what will they think of next?.... Not too shabby...
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Wednesday August 20 2008, 1:04 PM
the life that you devoted to stock car racing, in general, and NASCAR, in particular, did not gain your membership among 1998's list of the "50 Greatest Drivers of NASCAR". Although you, Edwin "Banjo" Matthews, started on the beach, with Big Bill,...
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Wednesday July 23 2008, 5:30 PM
Author, Neal Thompson, in his documentary, "Driving With the Devil" makes an excellent observation with far-reaching consequences. In fact, the history of big-time stock car racing, for the next 50 plus years was the result.In the boom years of...
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Saturday June 21 2008, 10:52 AM
What about those great racing/moonshine songs over the years? Anybody remember pop/folk singer, Jim Croce ("Bad-Bad LeeRoy Brown" and other classics)? Come to find out, Jim, who liked to write about life, as he had experienced it, musta done some...
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Friday June 13 2008, 11:16 AM
Apparently, the all-important TV rating numbers for NASCAR's Nextel Cup division has enjoyed a rebound, in 2008. NASCAR execs attribute their growing viewership to their new strategy of "getting back to our core fans................"As a fan for...
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Saturday May 24 2008, 12:30 PM
1969 was a significant year for local racing on the Carolina coast. Myrtle Beach businessman, Nick Lucas, driving and listening to a Grand National event (courtesy of the old "Universal Racing Network") realized that Myrtle Beach, tourist mecca...
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I think it was January 1968, Sunday afternoon, and me and my dad were headed to the Little River (SC) Raceway. We weren't racing, this time, just taking the family car, 'cause dad had heard (via the always-amazing racing grapevine) that Little...
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Sunday May 18 2008, 9:00 PM
It was summer, 1967. I was 13 years old, but I knew what a race car was supposed to look like. That Sunday afternoon, looking at the '56 Ford late model, I recognized it for what it was. Leland (NC) Raceway was brand new. The lights hadn't been...
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Thursday May 1 2008, 6:23 PM
If NASCAR really wants to re-connect with its core fans, the ones that don't recognize the sport anymore, why not host the "All-Star" race at North Wilkesboro? Really. In its present form, how is the "All-Star" race any different than any of the...
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