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9/15/2014 - US-131 Dragway - Martin - Bill Gould
Does anyone remember a red 1957 Corvette drag car that ran in class BM/SP in the 60's? I am trying to learn who owned that car in those days.

A friend of mine just bought the car after 35 years in storage. Please contact me if you remember the car or if you have any photos. Bill Gould billygould@comcast. net.

9/15/2014 - Sparta Theatre - Sparta - Jon C.
This theater became Great Lakes Recording Studio in the mid 1960s. The 60s rock group Aorta from Chicago recorded much of their self tilted first album here. The studio closed in 1970.
9/15/2014 - Globe Theatre - Detroit - david a Somerville
I went to this show just about every Saturday.

The manager was Marvin Murray and he would only let teenagers into the balcony. Saw a lot of shoot em' ups. Those were great times at that show in the mid 50's & early 60's. Miss everyone I grew up with.

If you read this and want to make contact, my e-mail is davidsomerville90@yahoo,com..
9/15/2014 - Amo Theatre - Detroit - David
Franklinschoolgirl is right. It did become a church shortly after closing. I hung at a ELM park right around the corner.
9/11/2014 - Sparta Theatre - Sparta - Heather
This theatre spent some time as a local chicken take out restaurant, and as the Bee Hive rental hall. It has not been a banquet hall in several years, and spent a lot of time empty. I no longer live in Sparta, and can not tell you what it is now, but I would love to see someone rip the wood shingles off and restore the facade to it's original Art Deco style. The Sparta Cleaners, which is seen here, is still there now.
9/11/2014 - Mt. Clemens Race Track - Mount Clemens - Charlene Ortleib
Al Artz #10 (White Ford) My Dad raced there for quite a few years.

I happened on this site by accident, but the names are all very familiar. He owned a Sunoco station in Grosse Pointe Park. A-Z Service. He passed away of cancer in 2001.

We had many good times at the track!..
9/10/2014 - Edgewater Park - Detroit - Jim McDonald
I remember during the 40's and 50's my parents would take me to all the parks including Eastwood, Jefferson Beach, Walled Lake and my favorite was Edgewater.

When I got older I joined the Detroit Police Department in 1967. I got assigned to the 16th precinct which was at Six mile and Grand River and guess what, Edgewater was in our precinct. We received quite a few police runs to the park but never anything serious. I met the guy who maintained the roller coaster and he made me laugh at the stories he told of the big brave guy's who were much larger and drunk and how they would beat him up until he would take the coaster to the top and stop it and he would run up the walkway to the top and told them to step out and not one of them ever did.

Shortly after that they closed and that was so sad. I was at both Walled Lake and Edgewater with the Detroit police picnics. We were the last groups there when they closed. What sad days but what great memories!!.

9/10/2014 - Hartford Speedway Park - Hartford - Bryan Woodall
Well Hartford ran a full season had packed stands every week it was a blast all year Tim Dibble did an awesome job this year thanks for keeping your play ground open.
9/10/2014 - Opera House - Sparta - Heather
The actual name of this was Brown's Opera House. It's pretty well intact still, with playbills still hanging. The Eagle's Club owns the building, and has added large windows to the upper floor area.
9/10/2014 - King Animaland Park - Richmond - Fred starcher
Neil, just wondering if you worked there when I did.
9/10/2014 - King Animaland Park - Richmond - Fred starcher
Worked ther for a couple years in I think 1976 to79.

Started out running rides, then mechanic to foreman. Was a lot of fun back then. Met a lot of people. If anyone remembers No is 586 243-1016.

Was a lot of partying. Hope to here from yous..
9/3/2014 - Tri-City Dragway - Saginaw - Carl
I sold a 67 Camaro, red to a guy from the Saginaw area and he painted some gray stripes down the side and raced the car there, back in 1985 or 86, does anybody remember the car or owner?.
8/26/2014 - Detroit Dragway - Brownstown Twp - Tom Nelson
I am looking of info and pix from 1965 / 66 of Dodge Darts that ran out there back then I had a dark blue 65 Dart that sometimes i had Little Bear on the side. We also ran a D Dart in 66 that was called Meat Ball #1 if you have any info or pix please get with me. Tom Nelson, Stroker498@yahoo. com Thank you.
8/25/2014 - Motor City Dragway - New Baltimore - Tom Nelson
Looking for any info and pix from 1965 / 66 on Dodge darts that ran there also the D Darts from 66. One that was called Meat Ball #1 Any help will be Appreciated, Thank you.
8/25/2014 - Jefferson Beach - St. Clair Shores - David Allevato
Here is what I remember: Olsen (Olson?) Beach was at the foot of Nine Mile. Burkemo's bordered Nine Mile, but was closer to Jefferson. Jefferson Beach Amusement Park was north east (?) of Nine Mile. This was 60 years ago and my compass direction may be off.
8/25/2014 - Bay Theatre - Caseville - Daniel DiVita
The Bay Theater has closed. It is now a church/place of worship.
8/22/2014 - Hippodrome Theatre - Detroit - Shirl Ryan
The 2nd Hippodrome was a roller rink at seven mile and gratiot.
8/19/2014 - Jackson Speedway - Jackson - Amanda
Hello, my name is Amanda and I recently reviewed your web sight and all the race tracks present and past and realized that the NEW Jackson Speedway is not listed.

Jackson Speedway has 3 tracks (1/4 mile concrete oval, 1/5 mile cement oval, and a 1/6 dirt oval). It has several classes of go carts, mini sprints, and quarter midgets. Names such as Meade, Donaldson, Tyler, and Rapp can be heard frequently at this track as in Boston Meade (son of Mark Meade), Derrick Donaldson (son of Denny Donaldson) Sons of Bill Tyler both race, and Grand daughter of Benny Rapp, all race at Jackson, with photos taken by Braithwaite sisters. Future stars of Michigan racing are born and raised at Jackson Speedway, with quarter midget racing starting at 5 years old, 8 year olds race 250 ninja mini sprints, and by 10 years 600cc mini sprints, many adults race as well.

Info on Jackson speedway can be found on Jackson speedyway. net..
8/17/2014 - Hartford Speedway Park - Hartford - Jennifer Beckman
In the late 70's I lived by the south east entrance, where the cars would go in. When it was empty during the week we would slide our bikes under that gate and ride the track What a great time to be a kid In those days it was paved.
8/17/2014 - Onondaga Dragway - Onondaga - Bill Gould
Does remember Lil Twister, a red 57 Corvette, racing at Onondaga or Mid-Michigan in the 60s or 70s? I'm trying to document the history of this Corvette which has been in storage for many years in the Laingsburg MI area.

In addition to the name Lil Twister, the word Cheveland was written on the side of the car and I don't know what that means. I have photos if anyone can help or if anyone can provide any referrals to someone who might remember the car. Please email me at billygould@comcast. net.

Thanks, Bill Gould..
8/17/2014 - Esquire Theatre - Grosse Pointe - Ben Gravel
Howard Crane did not design the theatre. Kenneth S. Frazier designed the theatre for the Esquire Corp. I had the original blueprints in my hands 8/16/14 and Frazier's State License Stamp is on the plans and no mention of Crane.

8/16/2014 - Krim Theatre - Highland Park - Lillian Murdock-Angelo
I have been searching for an hour on RKO Cafe and I do not remember it.

I do remember a used car dealer directly across from Krim Theatre. And the soda shop either right next door or something in between. My The difference between Krim Theatre and the RKO Theatre was the ticket price. Those were the GOOD OLD DAYS.

8/16/2014 - Krim Theatre - Highland Park - Lillian Murdock-Angelo
I was disappointed when I previously left message on here hoping someone would remember and get in touch.

I worked there from May, 1946-almost 1947. I could relate so many happy times there. I'm surprised nobody mentioned Leonard, the young brother. I had a terrible, teenage, crush on him.

I even think all the girls did. We just didn't talk about it. Please get in touch. Lil.

8/13/2014 - Burton Theatre - Flint - Mona Miron
This was in Burton Township not Flint, MI and now part of the building is a restaurant in Burton, MI thanks.
8/13/2014 - Courtland Center Cinemas - Burton - Mona Miron
The Movie Theater is still open and showing with many screens, I love Courtland Center Mall. New Mall owners are fixing up the Mall too.
8/13/2014 - Mt. Clemens Race Track - Mount Clemens - Cheryl Baumgarten Waldie
My dad, Ed Baumgarten and his 4 brothers, Don, Erv, Fred and Norbert ( Bummie), raced at this track in the 50's and 60's. They even had their own race, BAUMGARTEN TROPHY DASH. Good times for the whole family. Ed's son, Buddy and now his grandson, Brian, both race at Onaway Speedway still in the #100 car.
8/12/2014 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - Jay Hauler
8-12-14 - Jay Hauler I need help finding out what type of quick change rear end is in my midget,the car was built about 1946, there is no markings on the rear end at all.

I would like to see if someone knows what type of transmission that I can put behind a 1946 Hercules 4 cyl. flat head. Please email me at jay. com Thanks..
8/12/2014 - Motor City Dragway - New Baltimore - George Nagy
Anyone have any pictures from the races in 1958-60 that aren't posted? I raced my car Raunchy - a 1939 Ford Coupe - started black then painted white. I lost all my pictures in a divorce and would sure like to see any, if possible. Any assistance will be most appreciated. Thanks & God Bless - George Nagy.
8/12/2014 - Motor City Dragway - New Baltimore - Paul Torney
Hi, I'm on a committee doing a pictorial history of Ira Township for Arcadia Publishing Co.

, we have the history of Motor City Dragway to add but we'll need some original photos to scan at a high resolution. If someone could provide us with a few classic photos of the Drag Strip, especially with the name Motor City Dragway visible. This history would greatly enhance the story of Ira Township and the photos would bring the story to life. net or at 586-725-0766. Thank you for your help and interest..
8/10/2014 - Spartan Twin Theatre - Lansing - FRED ABBEY
I believe the comment of 7/3/14 is one of mis-understanding.

I never mentioned that we showed Rocky Horror Show as our Friday midnight movies. Apparently, that's what came to be a few years after I left. When I worked there, we showed older movies. the types you might see on TV.

Plus, they were real horror movies, not humorous satire like Rocky Horror. I don't remember very many of the ones we showed. There are two that I can remember. The Torture Garden & Psycho.


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