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Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
11/30/17 07:06:32PM
488 posts

Bud Moore Passed This Morning


General

The Greatest Generation is disappearing.  

Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
05/12/16 04:07:31PM
488 posts

Honolulu Stadium stock car races


Stock Car Racing History

Mark, I think I have a couple more, but will take some time to find them, if at all.

Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
05/12/16 04:05:43PM
488 posts

Honolulu Stadium stock car races


Stock Car Racing History

Dave, I own the original 35mm slide as part of my collection.

Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
04/29/14 08:22:33PM
488 posts

~Heavy Hearts Within the Bell & Bell Vintage Modified Dirt Racing Series~


Vintage Oval and Road Course Racing

Peace and comfort to the Hill family. A true legend and friend, Mr. Louie will be missed

Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
11/12/13 04:18:44PM
488 posts

Travis Pastrana Leaving NASCAR


Current NASCAR

Just because you can jump and drift doesn't mean you can drive. I never saw good reasoning behind putting Travis in high performance stock car with NO experience with the temperament of stock car handling at high speeds. He should have gotten a lot more training. What a boondoggle that was.

Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
11/12/13 04:07:37PM
488 posts

Promoting using old school art...genius!!!


Stock Car Racing History

Ya gotta love Springport's promotional posters, they recognize the value of showcasing stock car history. If you seen this poster planted in someone yard or stapled to a telephone pole wouldn't it make you want to go? It sure would me.

Springport Speedway is located in Springport, Mich. The track has had it's share of hard times but, the new owners have done a fantastic job in promoting the track. Along with a super racing program, Springport only charges $10 for adults, 21 and younger are FREE! The reasoning behind this is, Springport figures that most kids live at home until they are at least 21 so, if the entire family can get in for only $20 (mother & father) the whole family will go and spend AT LEAST that much of food, drinks, and souvenirs. I just love what Springport has done. http://springportmotorspeedway.com/ also on facebook.


updated by @jim-wilmore: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
11/12/13 03:49:11PM
488 posts

75 year old Horse Racing Track to to close, not immune to low attendance


Stock Car Racing History

Thanks for sharing that Jimmy, it's a small world, and one that personally shaped your childhood. How do you feel about the track being developed? Is there any sorrow there?

Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
11/11/13 04:39:26PM
488 posts

Never, Ever, doubt the impact of RR on NASCAR or the popularity of TMC Chase


Administrative

Tim, so why do you think the race was nearly sold out? If TMC Chase is the reason for sellout grand stands he needs to get into the business of promoting race tracks, he'll be a millionaire by the end of the season.

Jim Wilmore
@jim-wilmore
11/11/13 04:31:51PM
488 posts

75 year old Horse Racing Track to to close, not immune to low attendance


Stock Car Racing History

After 75 years in operation the Historic Hollywood Park is set to close at the end of the 2013 season. Lower attendance and wagering has forced the owner to close the track and develop the land. The owner spent more than $8 million to replace the track's dirt surface with synthetic cushion track in 2006 as a statewide mandate. The track located Inglewood, Calif. hosted Seabiscuit and the first Breeder's Cup in 1984. Some notable star horses to run were Seabiscuit, and Triple Crown winners Citation, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. The track originally opened in 1938 under the management of movie moguls Jack and Harry Warner. Celebrities were regular attendees during it's 75 year run.

Horse racing attendance is not immune from the decline in fan based race tracks across the country. For years auto race tracks have given way to lower fan attendanceresulting indevelopment and this story is a testimony that no racing venue is safe. If race tracks cannot persuade people to attend racing events with promotions, advertising, big races, improved tracks and facilities they will eventually have to close the gates. Either someone else will purchase or lease the track and try their luck or, the land will be developed.

What are possible solutions to keep local race tracks a popular place spend a day or evening? How do promoters appeal to today's population to entice people to come watch a race and spend money? If a 75 year old horse race track near Hollywood, Calif. is not popular enough among America's Elite, what can the auto racing tracks do to appeal to the blue collar urban population that is the main fan base and income for this weakening entertainment?


updated by @jim-wilmore: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
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