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Monday February 13 2012, 7:09 PM
Will theracers reunion and mamma's house fantasyleagues be up and runningagainthis season?
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Wednesday January 25 2012, 11:00 AM
The flagging economy has reallyhit home. The theory goes something like this: Since everything in China is booming, like America once did, the Chinese are building stuff, stuff that requires lots of steel....and not too surprisingly, they've...
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Wednesday April 13 2011, 2:30 PM
Yeah, it was WAY cool back in the day, the 1960's. "Stacks" poking through the fabricated hoods of '37 chevy coupes. Hilborn fuel injection was a hallmark of the modified scene for years. Come-to-find-out, it's deja'-vu all over again....NASCAR...
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Friday December 10 2010, 11:54 AM
There was once a dirt track, on the edge of South Carolina, and until just a couple years ago, its ghostly footprint was still alive. Supposedly, family heirs became the property's owners and the lure of potential mega-bucks on the last...
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Friday December 3 2010, 12:11 PM
So, just who of you Racing Reunion-ers had Jolly Ol' St. Nick drag an electric racing set down the chimney? Hmmm? I'll start the confession and admit to having the big guy do that........ twice. The race car sets had brand names like "Aurora" and...
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Saturday October 23 2010, 12:02 PM
Beside the farmhouse, directly across main street, was a well-used grass-in-the-middle road. At least, that's what we called them. Some folks might call 'um a "cart- path" but to us kids, growing up in Shallotte, NC in the 1960's, we invented our...
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Saturday September 25 2010, 11:56 AM
The dusty 'grass-in-the-middle' driveway came up all too quickly. These trips to Maple Hill are getting shorter, I thought, 'bout an hour and 15 minutes from Shallotte, and that includes pulling my trailer. Honestly, it was kind of sentimental,...
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Sunday September 19 2010, 11:30 PM
"This one is going to be a little more difficult, for you, than the last one..............." Mrs. Louise Blake proclaimed to me and Timmy Newsome. Problem was, I knew she was right. THIS one did not have any front wheels. Oh, it did have a...
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Thursday May 27 2010, 12:25 PM
In any other scenario, Junior Johnson would never consider racing again. He's got "to much sense......" But what a difference a son makes! So, what if teenage Robert Glen Johnson, III really wants to pursue a racing carreer? And, what if he...
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Tuesday March 23 2010, 11:10 AM
The March 23rd "Ghost Track" feature of "Racing Through History" will focus on the short-lived, and little-know outlaw race track that boasted HEATED grandstands for year-round operation. Genius and reality, unexplicably, don't always compliment...
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Saturday March 6 2010, 9:47 PM
Yup, I know, it's a broad topic, and one that's probably not on everyone's front burner. Honestly, the more I think about the adjective,"vintage", the less I'm sure of what it literally means. But, I found a technical definition that does apply...
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Tuesday January 12 2010, 12:09 AM
The orange 40-ish Ford coupe sat at the far end of the pits, near the 4th turn, that Saturday night at Rambi Raceway. In the dim light, the coupe's details were hidden, especially the interior. It had all of its fenders, and the top of the hood,...
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Monday November 9 2009, 11:43 PM
Tiny Hammerdown Speedway, in Red Springs, NC, it's just about as far removed from NASCAR as possible....... perfect. With the November edition in the books, the fledgling Cape Fear CARS (classic auto racing show) vintage racing club had just...
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Wednesday October 28 2009, 12:28 PM
If you've not read Smokey Yunick's self-published autobiography............."The Best Damn Garage in Town" well, Christmas is coming. Smokey did not want his life and times edited or censored. Realizing self-publication was his lone option, Smokey...
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Thursday October 15 2009, 10:00 AM
Yogi Berra summed it up pretty good............."it's de'-ja' vu........all over again". With the announcement of the NASCAR HoF's initial inductees, yet another opportunity to re-connect with is base fans was lost, Bill France, Jr. being the...
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