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8/30/2015 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - Thomas Porzondek
Chris Rosinski - Sorry to hear that your father, Skeeter Ross, has died. I saw him race many times at Motor City during the years my dad took us there (1954-1958) with guys such as Felix Brooks, George Cooper, Joy Fair, Jack Goodwin, Wayne Bennett, and many more. I remember that he always put on a good show and was a crowd favorite. My condolences to you and your family.
8/30/2015 - Spartan Speedway - Mason - Steven McGee
I went on Fridays to Spartan back in 1967-68 before I went in the Army.

After that stint I started going back in 1972. I remember they had a spectators race and announced that If you wanted to race what you drove to the track you had to get a helmet and sign a waiver. I ran to the parking lot and got my Plymouth satellite with my girlfriend yelling No don't you wreck our car. We had a local from my hometown driver that went there and raced for Ramus Automotive in Adrian Mi.

Dick Crup. so I borrowed his helmet. I signed the waiver and as the drivers, which were quite a few who volunteered up their daily driver to race and as we were talking and they were all saying well I am not really going to race they are just looking for a good show. Others were saying, well I am not gonna tear up my car.

They turned to me and said what you gonna do and I said race and race hard because I know when you all get out there and a few laps in it's gonna be a race. What they didn't know was I raced dirt track when I was in Germany. It was a great race and we sent one over the south end and I got a dented rear quarter but came in second only because the hit slowed me down. I almost got a ride on Spartan from Bill Ingram when he was looking for a driver.

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8/25/2015 - Midway Theatre - Dearborn - Ted Cuda
I was very young at the time, but I vaguely remember seeing this building. I think at the time, it may have been the Budny Building, and I know in later years it was the Budny Building. The Budny shoe was later on the main floor.
8/25/2015 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - Chris Rosinski
We lost a great one today. My dad Skeeter Ross passed peacefully today. Racing was his life and a day didn't go by without my dad talking about some kind of racing he did. Thank you Steve for the interview you did with my dad he always talked about it.
8/25/2015 - Hi-Way Drive-In Theatre - Carsonville - Matt
Just took my family here this past Saturday.

What a wonderful experience. I encourage everyone to go to this Drive-In. we drove 1 hour and 20 minutes each way and it was well worth the memories. We hop that Hi-Way Drive-In remains open so we can enjoy movies for the next few summers to come, while our child is still young and enjoys things that we used to enjoy in our childhood.

Thank you Hi-Way Drive-in!!..
8/19/2015 - Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts - Owosso - Mark Van Epps
The theater, showing mostly live events, has been reopened since 2013. It is home to Owosso Community Players and The Shiawassee Chamber Orchestra.
8/10/2015 - Norwest Theatre - Detroit - Janet
Norwest Theatre was my first job behind the concession stand in 1975.

I was 15. My second was on the corner Grand River/Fenkell/Southfield Shell. I have great memories of the area that have stayed with me for a lifetime. The sister Theatre Mercury was my mothers first job.

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8/8/2015 - Mt Clemens Drive-In Theatre - Mount Clemens - John Bussinger
There is still evidence that there was a drive in there.
8/8/2015 - Pine Air Drive-In Theatre - Baldwin - Mike
A friend of mine grandfather owned the property and theater.

I was at the property over the 4th of July weekend and came across the old screen. It was in great shape for its age. I had no idea it was ever there, all the times I have been to Baldwin. I had no idea that my friends grandfather owned the theater until I told her I found a old drive-in theater screen in the woods.

The field is overgrown now as well as trees by the screen, no remnants of any drive in stuff left..
7/28/2015 - Northern Michigan Dragway - Bear Lake - Brian Ledford
Kaleva- In their 45 years of drag racing facility operation, Northern Michigan Dragway owners Tom and Sharon Ledford have seen some great weekends.

They can easily recollect jam-packed race events in each decade, along with some lean times when it seemed the business was in jeopardy. The 18th Annual Mopars Against the World event this past weekend broke all attendance records by a substantial margin. The weekend's 1,966 paid spectator/pit admissions eclipsed the previous best 1,800 in 2012. The weekend event also drew a record 336 different race vehicle entries.

The Ledfords' career has also included a very successful 24-year lease operation of a race facility in the Thumb area, Ubly Dragway, where an overall attendance record was set at a 1995 event with 2,400 people overall. Friday and Saturday night's overall attendance at NMD was at 2,600 overall, making it the largest-attended event the Ledfords have ever put forth. As an added bonus to the racers and fans, a spectacular fireworks show was conducted Saturday night. The crowd's reaction to the grand finale was similar to what you would expect to the home team getting the winning score at a professional ball game.

Extensive plans for parking area expansion are in the works, as much of the crowd had to park on the road and walk in through the gates due to parking capacity being filled. Racing action at NMD will resume on August 8th for points event #12, the Cory Gunther Memorial Race. Full weekend race results, points standings and upcoming events schedule can be found at www. NorthernMichiganDragway.

com..
7/28/2015 - Edgewater Park - Detroit - Barbara Camden
My childhood was not the greatest, but Edgewater Park brings back so many wonderful memories.

The Beast was my first roller coaster ride. The wild mouse just scared the life out me. I just knew it was going to go off the tracks on every turn. It always seemed like the front half of the car was hanging over.

I loved looking at all the pictures everyone posted, so many wonderful memories..
7/28/2015 - Taylor 10 - Taylor -
MJR has abandoned its plan to take over this location. Cinemark is currently building a new complex across the street at Southland Mall.
7/28/2015 - Detroit Dragway - Brownstown Twp - Joe Uratchko
Then there was a Red 70 LS6 chevelle 4 speed car.

A guy named Dwane had a 427 68 Red chevelle. How about the Redford Speed Willys. These were guys that were there at least every other weekend. Oh, and buy the way.

I still have the 65 Chevelle. Man how times have changed..
7/28/2015 - Detroit Dragway - Brownstown Twp - Joe Uratchko
For Ken Ruth.

Yes, I remember the Homebrew Falcon. 306 sbc, dual quads on a tunnel ram, 4 speed liberty. 5. 38 gear.

I bought 2 of his Crager wheels when he changed over to something else. I ran a 65 Maroon Chevelle with a small block from 1970 to about 1975. I ran GStock, Formula 2. The class winners would run a handicap race for about $40 at the end of the night.

Then about 1973, they went to all Bracket Racing. That was the beginning of the end for me. Is your Father still alive? What ever happenen to Big Jim Fulton? He ran a 69 green z28. A guy named Brady, was the head of tech.

Jim worked at the Mobile Station on Telegraph at 6 mile. He kept the car there. Here are some names out of the past. Running Bare Pontiac.

Red 66 chevelle called Jumping Jack. Rebellyous Dodge. Huston Martins Little Kim. Wayne Fithpatricks 427 67 Mustang.

A blue 427 Mavrick..
7/28/2015 - Motor City Dragway - New Baltimore - Chuck Marlin
Still looking to connect with Sid and Dave Warren from the Warren Bros Racing Team. Attempted to connect through the email Dave left without success. If anyone has a direct connection have them call me. 248-894-4727.
7/19/2015 - Jackson Motor Speedway - Jackson - Tim Kelley
Gordon is now living in the Hale, Michigan area and runs a timber transport company.
7/16/2015 - Jackson Motor Speedway - Jackson - Jerry Huelsman
i lived in Jackson many moons ago.

i now live in Middleburg, 'F'lorida. i worked for Jackson Motor Speedway in 1955 and 1956. One of the highlignts of a young mans dreams. When i worked there Gordon Johncock was the local hero.

As many of us know he went on to Indy history. Gordy was one of the best drivers in the country. It is amazing but i ran across Gordy in California. When he raced in California he stayed at Dan Gurney's.

Years later i took my wife to the museum at the infield at Indy and i ask for them to make me some pictures of Gordy or as they called him at Indy, Gordo. When i paid for the pictures the lady said unfortunately we have lost track of Gordy. i told her he lived just outside of Pheonix and owned a cattle ranch. Since then i believe he moved back to Michigan.

What a pleasure it was for a young man going to Jackson High School working for the Stall family. Working with them taught me many lessons on how to conduct my self and acrually get things done. Thanks for the memories..
7/16/2015 - Mariner Theatre - Marine City - Ashley
Today, Phillips Sign & Lighting is installing a blade sign & marquee, fabricated in Harrison Twp, MI. The signage is fashioned & inspired by the original sign from the 1920's. Gary Kohs of Fine Art Models purchased the theatre, and is recreating the interior as if you were in the past. The theatre will also house the 18ft Titanic Icon exhibit.
7/16/2015 - Manchester Speedway - Manchester - Mike
Ed Hage passed away July 6 2015. He was 73.
7/7/2015 - Lansing Mall Theatre - Lansing - John McDowell
I was just browsing Cinematour, and it mentioned that the Regal Lansing Mall Stadium 12 opened one year ago, July 11, 2014.
7/5/2015 - Eastown Theatre - Detroit - Gayke
I saw Bloodrock, Joe Cocker's Grease Band and Bad Finger at this awesome historical Theatre in 1971.

It is a real shame that noone wanted to invest in this Historical Landmark to save this beautiful venue. It had the best acoustics and was architecturally beautiful and a cult classic. It hosted many classic movies and concerts in it's time. It was a diamond in the rough.

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7/1/2015 - Oak Drive-In Theatre - Royal Oak - Maddie Drouin
Grew up on Wakefield in Berkley.

My Grandparents had a jewelry store in the building where the Berkley Theater is. Friday nights,once a month,we would go to the Oak Drive In. In our pjs,played on the playground until the movie started. Brought our pillows and laid on top of Dads Ford Fairlane Station Wagon.

Great memories of that crazy refreshment stand hot dog dancing! Berkley was a great place to grow up..
7/1/2015 - Jefferson Beach - St. Clair Shores - Paula Quinn
Hello, Does anyone remember a Native American herbal store near the Jefferson Beach amusement park? I went there two times in the early 1950s when I was four or five.

The proprietor was a very tall Native American man. I can remember seeing the top of the roller coaster a block or two from the dirt parking lot of the store. If anyone recalls the name of the store, the street it was on, or even the owner's name, please kindly post the information. Thanks so much! Paula.

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6/27/2015 - Silver Theatre - Greenville - Dan
There is a recreation of the auditorium with original seats and fixtures at the Flat River Museum.
6/27/2015 - Flint Park - Flint - robert lewandowski
I worked at flint park when I was 14 years old and had to have working papers.

I started in the dart game. I lived one block from the park on Edwards ave. Guys I worked with Dan montpas, Mike montpas,pee wee raburn, bill shultis, lowel, Tom kent, Doug storrs. We all worked the consetions for a great boss Walter sala.

We were given passes on thur so we could ride all the rides. My first tiger game at tiger stadium was with Mr. Sala who also took the whole staff to cinema in Detroit I also made a musical debut on the park stage one Sunday with my polka band the quarter notes. I worked the high striker.

Fish pond with Dan montpas, and was bozo the clown in the dunk tank. I followed Doug storrs as stock boy and relief man till the park closed. 4th of July fire works at the park were the best around at the time. I was saddened to find that Sloan musium has nothing about the history of the park.

This was an original flint icon. The Jenny just quit playing music (merry go round) so it's time to close..
6/26/2015 - Millburg Fairgrounds - Millburg - Fred Luft
I was just doing ancestry research and found that William Bill Ory drove at Millburg during the 1950's.

He is my first cousin. Found a lot of info on his race driving days in The News-Palladium site in newspapers. com This lists a lot of other drivers also. If anyone knows anything about him please leave info here.

Thanks..
6/26/2015 - 5 Mile Drive-In Theatre - Dowagiac - Glenda Edwards
5-Mile Drive In is very much open and bring you the news releases. 269-782-7879.
6/26/2015 - Northern Michigan Dragway - Bear Lake - Brian Ledford
For Immediate Release Contact: Brian Ledford 231.

218. 2657 5th Annual Bowtie Challenge slated for Friday and Saturday 6/25/2015 Kaleva- All indications are pointing towards another fantastic weekend at Northern Michigan Dragway. Racers and crew alike are anxiously anticipating the 5th Annual Bowtie Challenge. NMD racers have only been able to complete one points event in the last 30 days due to rainy weather conditions.

The Bowtie Challenge features Chevy and Chevy-powered vehicles paired against other makes. A score is kept throughout the weekend for bragging rights. In last years event, it was the Bowtie faithful taking the victory in rounds-won, 149 to 131. Racers will be competing individually for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Over 1,000 fans are expected in attendance. Both the west pit side and east spectator side (reduced price) gates will be open for admission both nights. Racing starts Friday at 6 pm for Time trials with eliminations by 9 pm. Saturday time trials start at 4 pm and races at 7 pm.

For information on NMD, call (231)362-3439 or visit www. northernmichigandragway. com.
6/26/2015 - Park Theatre - Lincoln Park - Timothy Warren
In the late sixties and early seventies, when the theatre was on its last leg and struggling, the Park had live rock bands. The MC5 and the Frost performed on a regular basis. Tickets were inexpensive and the shows were well attended. The businesses and residents of the area wanted the shows stopped and the theatre closed back then as well.
6/21/2015 - East Detroit Theatre - Eastpointe - Robert Taylor
Tom Lasota, I remember you from Deerfield Elementary School (Mrs ONeil) I still have the 6th grad class. We moved to Kentucky about 1960 and have been back a few times but not since 1994. Hope all is well with you.

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