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6/13/2019 - Joe's Speedway - Farwell - Ricky Fox
Found track on google maps. It is on Superior St. Between Maple Grove and Surrey Rds. Farwell MI.
6/13/2019 - St. Alma Speedway - St. Louis -
Dale Betzer. And Darrell Hunday also raced this track.
6/13/2019 - Hague Park - Jackson - Dez
I just bought a home across from the lake.

The park is my front yard. I was told my previous owners my house was the bath house and my neighbor told me it was the ticket booth. (The basement part of my house). I would love to know if this is true if anybody could help.

When I'm outside and see the lake I imagine the park back then. Its neat and to think what was and what the truths are!..
6/4/2019 - Pandora 1&2 - Taylor - Hamoody Jaafar
Hello, Growing up, I used to go to my uncle's Video Store International Video Center on Schaefer rd in Dearborn.

My dad took me every weekend and every weekend, my Uncle, Fawzi Jafar, who owned that store, made sure I always left with a new movie to take home and watch. That same uncle, owned two movie theatres called Pandora. It was just before I was born. One was on Lafayette downtown in Detroit and the other in Taylor off of Telegraph.

I'm a filmmaker now myself (www. hamoodyjaafar. com) and can't help but have a longing to discover more about my Uncle's theatres. Do you have any additional info about these by chance? I just figured I would reach out to ask.

Thank you so much in advance..
6/4/2019 - Allen Speedway - Gladwin - John Berry
Part of Gladwin County Fairgrounds.
6/4/2019 - Somerset Cinema - Troy - Greg K
I worked at the Somerset Cinema during the summer of 1979.

It was still part of the General Cinema Corporation at the time. I don't recall too much, except our manager's name was John Fowler (surprised I recalled that), and depending on the particular movie, we did some pretty good business. Due to the location and the space the two screens were squeezed into, it would get very crowded at times. I'll always remember the big crowds we had for Moonraker, the James Bond movie out at the time.

I just remember the long and narrow auditoriums that were there. the screens seemed so far away because of the distance down the aisle to the front..
6/1/2019 - Maple Hill Cinema - Kalamazoo - Michael
Best childhood memory happened here.

I was 10 years old and Superman the movie opened Christmas 1978. It was, I believe, January 1979 and the last week Superman was showing at the theater. My mom called me in sick to school and we took the bus to the Cinema I II III. We arrived late and started watching when Clark kicked the football.

My mom explained to the theater staff her kids missed the beginning and they graciously let us stay and watch the beginning of the next showing. On the way out my mom purchased a Superman the Movie souvenir book which I still own 41 years later. Thanks mom, RIP, love you!.
6/1/2019 - Loop Theatre - Detroit -
There's been a mistake on the closing of the loop theater is a young man of about 14 years old my friends and I used to go down there directly across the street was the times square and we used to go there too and watch Tarzan movies and rocket Man and so many more with lot of westerns $0. 12 was that price back then I don't know what it was when it was closed but 1958-59 would be more appropriate about the time that it close thank you Ron nankervis to.
6/1/2019 - M-59 Speedway - Pontiac - Randall H Field
I recall watching racing on M-59 Speedway in the early '50s while living in Drayton Plains as a young kid.

I believe it was on Channel 7. In those days, we only received channels 2, 4, 7, and sometimes 9 (Windsor). I also recall Fred Wolf doing commentary for the races. In the late '50s, we had moved to Rochester (actually Avon Twp), and my grandparents had moved from Pontiac to Highland off Milford Rd.

We would take M-59 through Pontiac to visit them which took us past what had been M-59 Speedway. Through the years (I'm not sure of exact dates), the wooden walls that enclosed the track and signs gradually deteriorated until it was replaced by development. Even now, when I travel along M-59 in that area, I look over to the north side of the road and picture the old speedway. That was a long time ago.

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6/1/2019 - Jackson Motor Speedway - Jackson - Bruce Bartels
I was 3 years old when the last race ran at Jackson Motor Speedway.

I tried to watch from behind the guardrail of corner 2 as my older brother and I walked a trail from our neighborhood home just north of the track. A uniformed man made us leave between races. When that track closed it became our playground for 16+ years. Many of our neighborhood friends enjoyed the same things.

We made trails all throughout the apple orchard around the track and throughout all the fields and ponds that were on the property. We road Dirt bikes, go-carts, snowmobiles, 3 wheelers and for wheelers often. We played hockey on the ponds and sled down the hills in those very woods. I would play on the starters crows nest where the checkered flag would wave.

We always started our competitions at that location. We saw demolition and vandalism of the buildings and bleachers throughout the years. Every now and then we would run into a car or truck running around the track. The track was in good shape for many years, up until around 1985.

In the mid 90's my nephews enjoyed the same up bringing with that magical environment right in there back yard. I would have like to seen more races than the 1 when I was 3, however my brother and I raced every time we got on that asphalt which seemed like every day. Thank you for the continued memories!.
6/1/2019 - Quad 6 - Grand Rapids - JC Ridley
I worked at the 29th Street Quad 6 as an assistant manager from 1986-87, moving over from Video-To-Go.

By then it was a dollar house, but we managed to get Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Big Trouble in Little China as first run features. Screen #2 was our large auditorium, it even had a stage. We ran kids features for free Saturday mornings which drew well, and of course Ferris drew well, the others were moderately successful. Mr Goodrich was very particular and adamant about maintaining his properties, and apparently he received an offer he couldn't refuse from the now defunct HQ chain and they demolished the theater to build a new store, albeit fronting 28th Street, sometime in the mid-1990's.

When HQ went bankrupt shortly after a local Ford Dealer took over the property..
6/1/2019 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - David Miller
I am seeking information on Harmon Willcutt who raced old model stock-cars on this track in the mid and late 1950s. He held the old-model stock car racing title in either 1957 or 1958 at that track.
6/1/2019 - Mid-Michigan Raceway Park - Muir - David Miller
I am seeking information on Harmon Willcutt who would have raced on this track in the early 1950s.
5/3/2019 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - Don epley
Does anyone have info on the track.

sonewhere in detroit,arwa. towards mobroe. ran t. qs and midgets.

my fsther was champ there with t. q club. he ran a purpke rodster style t. q number 7.

and at on time had 3 cars racing. 6. 7. and numer 8.

the t. q club ran all over the lower michigan area. i ckudibf flat rock and a kot of small go cart tracks. he has passed now and really have been tryibg to get any info on the club and him raci g in michigan.

thx..
5/3/2019 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - John Sanderson
Sad News about a legendary driver.

NEAL CARTER August 30, 1923-April 23, 2019 Matthew Neal Carter, 95, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday April 23, 2019. Born in 1923 on a homestead in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neal was one of seven children. Times were hard in the 30’s but Neal always said, “I was blessed with a great Mom”. Neal, known as the Mighty Midget Racecar Driver, began his racing career at Ft.

Miami Speedway in Toledo, Ohio and Partington Pasture located outside of Mt. Clements, MI. Over his racing career, Neal drove at most of the nation’s major tracks, garnering over 220- checkered flags. Most notable was his victory in 1948 at the famed Langhorne Speedway, establishing the fastest 100-mile auto race on a dirt track – a record that stood for an unequaled 13 years.

He was also the AAA Motor City Speedway Champion in 1949, 50, and 51. Adding to his prowess in the powerful midgets, he began driving Indy Champ Cars, competing in 24 Indy Car Races between 1949 and 1952, including the first race held at Darlington Speedway. Neal passed his drivers test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1951 and made additional qualifying attempts in 1952 and 1953. Upon his retirement from racing, he was Service Manager at Jim White Chevrolet in Toledo, OH, Carl Schmidt Chevrolet in Perrysburg, OH and CEO of Schmidt National Lease in Maumee, OH.

Neal also remained actively involved in racing. In the mid-1960’s, he was instrumental in the construction of the Quarter Midget racetrack at the Lucas County Rec Center in Maumee, OH. Neal was a member of the CART Horton Safety Team from 1979-89, and a 42-year member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oldtimers Club. He was inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the National Midget Racing Hall of Fame in 1999.

He met the love of his life, Barbara Lohrstorfer, at Motor City Speedway. Introduced by mutual friends, he would sit behind her and admire her beautiful long hair. This was the beginning of a 67-year marriage. Together they raised four children: James, Dennis (Suzanne), Kathleen (Robert) Senger, Suzanne (Mark) Smith.

Their home was loving and raucous! Neal was a devoted husband, father, grandfather of 10, and great grandfather of 11. A celebration of Neal’s life will be held at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home 311 W. Main St. Cridersville, Ohio on Saturday July 6, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame c/o Barbara Hellyer 4967 West 12th Street, Speedway, IN 46224. Thanks to MCS historian, Steve Wolski, who passed this info along..
4/23/2019 - Manchester Speedway - Manchester - David G. Burkett
My uncle Bob Clark drove 64 1936 Chevy 6 cylinder He passed away April 16 2019. He let me get in the pits when you had to be 18 I was 16. He did not like anybody work on his car but he let me. What a time that was if anybody remembers him let people know he is gone.
4/23/2019 - Canton Cinema 6 - Canton - jt
As posted on Facebook, the Canton 7 will closing on Thursday May 9.
4/23/2019 - Palladium 12 - Birmingham - Cameron Kanachki
This is now the Emagine Palladium, owned by Emagine Entertainment.
4/23/2019 - EMagine Novi - Novi - Cameron Kanachki
This theater now has a Super EMAX auditorium, making it the largest screen in Michigan.
4/9/2019 - Commerce Drive-In Theatre - Commerce - Bob Check
Would like to buy the property and rebuild the drive in to the best of our ability using the descriptions and pictures here…. people my age and older could drive past the sign into the park and throw back to yesteryear. does anyone think there'd be a market for that?.
3/29/2019 - Manchester Speedway - Manchester - Michael Spragg
Hi All, I Just emailed Some Photos I Think are interesting.

A Couple of the 05 Coupe and Sedan My Dad owned That Doug Harvey Drove. And one of the sedan My oldest Brother Drove on its Last Race. It’s a Picture of Him With The Black Flag, and one of the #112 Blue Sedan. It was Such a Great Time Back Then Watching Some Very Good Racing!.

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3/25/2019 - Manchester Speedway - Manchester - Mike
Ed Hartmann passed away on 1-31-2019. Ed raced his own sportsman car at Manchester and Butler, and drove for the Quigley boys. Ed's uncle was Chuck Winkle, who also drove at both tracks. Also forgot to post that Marvin Carman passed away on 9-19-2017.
3/25/2019 - Rolling Hills - Traverse City - Nick bonno
Does anyone possibly have an old print/photo/advertisement for the raceway? My parents recently built a new home where the track used to be on the Popp’s property and I’d like to gift them a large print for the living room. Even if anyone has information that could lead to a good find, please reach out and let me know Thank you.
3/8/2019 - Northern Michigan Dragway - Bear Lake - BRIAN L LEDFORD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Ledford 231.

218. 2657 7/30/2018 Kaleva- The 21st Annual MOPARS AGAINST THE WORLD event took place this past weekend at Northern Michigan Dragway. Racers were again out in record numbers, taking in the facility's multitude of improvements. They were treated to action-packed races along with a fantastic fireworks show.

The total number of Day 2 entries grew from 374 entries last season, to a new record 423 entries. Spectator numbers (just over 3,000) were down just slightly, due to some rainy weather Thursday and Friday evenings, and temperatures fell to low 50's on the third night. The forced postponements created an arduous 18-hour race day Saturday. Racing action was heated, nonetheless, in ideal conditions for race machines.

In head-to-head match-ups, the Mopar racers took the final score advantage 221-198, to claim their fourth straight championship. Last year's score was 174-164. The top money winner was Maverick Green, 18, of Grand Haven, riding a 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa dragbike. His efforts netted him the $10,000 Bracket II final round win.

Green became the youngest to ever win the main event, and also became the first racer to do so on a motorcycle. Runner up, Manton racer Matt Letts finished with over $5,000 in winnings for the weekend with the Letts Express race team, moving from 19th in the TNT points series, up to 8th position. Billy Meier of Mattawan was awarded $1,000 for his 8th-round semi-final finish in a Dodge Dart. Scott Hoernlein of Freeland won the $6,000 Bracket I final over White Cloud racer Kelly Smith, who brought in over $3,000 for his efforts with his dragster.

$2,000 winners included Robby Girven of Brethren, Friday race winner in Bracket I. Maple City racer, Phil Anderson also grabbed a $2,000 win Friday, taking the Bracket II win and also jumping into the class points lead. Eric Johnson of Onekama and Sean Nagy of Houghton Lake each took a class win in Top Doorslammer Friday and Saturday, respectively. Stan Jones, Jr.

of Freeland and Joe Whitaker of Ithaca topped the 9-round Pro Trophy races. Street Trophy wins went to Pepe Hoose of Saginaw and Benzonia's Scott Swander. The next races on the NMD schedule will be the August 10th and 11th weekend featuring a make-up event for TNT Points Event #10, and the Cory Gunther Memorial Race. Ford racers will soon get their turn to take on all others, as the 6th annual Blue Oval Battle takes place August 23-25.

Points standings and further information is available at NMD's website www. NorthernMichiganDragway. net and on the social media page.
3/8/2019 - Pontiac Drive-In Theatre - Pontiac - Mike Detmer
My wife found this page and just forwarded to me.

I worked in the concession stand of the Miracle Mile drive-in after high school in 1971. I believe it was 1972 when I became the manager at the Pontiac drive-in. The movie Billy Jack was the biggest draw during my time as manager there. It sold out on the weekend.

After a couple of years I transferred to the Showcase Cinema which used to be on the corner of Telegraph and Square Lake road. I managed that theater until going to college in 76. I think the biggest draw during my time there was the Sting with Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The Frisbees took over the Pontiac when I left.

Also, my mother managed the Waterford drive-in for a while in the early 70's. Enjoyed looking at all the old pictures - brought back many good memories..
3/8/2019 - Majestic Theatre - Monroe - B Custer
This theater was just demolished last week February 25, 2019, a hole where the foundation was is the only thing that remains and will be filled in shortly.
3/8/2019 - Caruso Theatre - Dowagiac - Elizabeth Caruso
My father built this theatre in 1946.

It was an empty lot. About a year later it had a major fire. It was determined to be arson. There were already two movie theaters across the street.

-The Century and the Chief. Initially the fire chief thought my father might be responsible for insurance purposes until they realized he barely had it insured. After all, it was brand new and state of the art everything. I still have the grand opening newspaper brochure.

My father always felt he knew who did it and why. When the locals started going to South Bend and Benton Harbor, he decided to sell it in 1963, when I was in the 9th grade. Then in 1977, it caught on fire again -far worse than in 1947 or '48. It held a definite important part of Dowagiac history.

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3/8/2019 - Deer Acres - Pinconning - Erik Callaway
Hello The park has been closed for several years now, it is still listed as open. Hope all is well, I love this sight and still visit, even after leaving Michigan. Regards, Erik Callaway.
2/19/2019 - Iris Theatre - Detroit - steven seiler
In my book The Rise of Faygo 1907-1987 you will find the founding Brothers of the Faygo company owned the Iris Theatre at one time The Feigenson family also owned the Oliver Theatre.
2/17/2019 - Northland Theatre - Southfield - yvonne borg
I am wondering if Eugene Grew has any old photos of the employees in front of the candy counter from the dates 1971-1972 or 73? My sister and I both worked there during the time Fiddle on the Roof was playing. I would appreciate if anyone has any of these old photos? This was a wonderful and beautiful movie theater and we really enjoyed working there as teenagers. Thank you.

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