Friday, March 30, 2012

The Trotters -- Rare Photos from 1960 of an African-American Drag and Car Club









The driver of the rail was Charles Bryant and he is 83 years old and lives in Norwalk, OH. I'll forward your info to him. He is the one entitled to credit!

From Samuel Marchett -- thank you!


car club (black guys) tow truck and B/dragster. They also had a matching trailer. They won best appearing crew at the 1960 Detroit Nats. Attached are photos I took in 1960.




All these were taken at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio.



The track was located about 40 miles southwest of Cleveland,



Ohio and was one of the premier mid-west tracks of it's day.



The pits were tree covered and the track was long and wide,



with no guardrails. At one time they ran 4 cars at a time,



(mostly stockers). I have fond memories of this place, as it was



a big deal back then to make the trip from Pittsburgh out to



42 for some of the big dragster meets. Again, sorry about some



of the quality, but it's all we got........................................G-Man













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