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Author Topic: Looking for old photos from Paradise...
Posts: 1
Post Looking for old photos from Paradise...
on: October 19, 2011, 13:50

I'm trying to gather up some local photos for a book that I'm writing about abandoned drag strips. The book will feature photos from abandoned drag strips across the country, but I've included a chapter that will showcase ALL of the tracks that were within 100 miles of Chattanooga in the '60s, TN...including tracks that are still operational, like Paradise and Brainerd. In this chapter on local tracks, I'll do a small feature on each track, showing pictures from years ago, and photos of its current state.

Even if I don't use the photos in the book, I'd still like to scan any old pictures I can find, so they can be archived. I know local racer, Wayne Holland has a good collection of old photos and I've spoken to him, but I just want to dig a little deeper to see what I can find from this area. If you, your dad or your grandpa were into cars, dating back to the '50s, '60s etc., I'm interested in seeing any old pictures you/they might have. I want to create an archive so these local pictures are saved forever. The photos will be scanned in at a very high resolution, so they can be reprinted in larger sizes. I'm also interested in photos from other tracks in this area. I've checked out GeorgiaDragRacing.com, DoubleHDragStrip.com and many others, but just thought I'd see what I could dig up.

Does the Paradise Drag Strip staff have any old photos they'd like to share? If you have any old photos you'd like to share please email me at byrdrods@yahoo.com or reply here! Thanks!

Tommy Lee Byrd

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Post Re: Looking for old photos from Paradise...
on: October 21, 2011, 09:07

the book is a great idea, i have thought about it myself. i do not have any pics from paradise but i have some from s.e. international dragstrip in dallas, ga. you probably know that there will be a dallas dragstrip reunion at the paradise on the weekend of oct. 29. there should be a lot of us old guys there with pictures and i'll bet that a lot of them ran at maxton. there used to be a little track just across the line into ala. near bowdon ga. it would probably fall into your radius limits. only trouble is that i can not remember the name of the track. seems like it was near a very small town or community called grahmm, ala. put me down for an autugraphed first copy, i love any thing nostalgic about motorsports especialy drag racing and landspeed racing. good luck, g patterson hotrodtrucker

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