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Author Topic: What derailed SCTA's move to pavement?  (Read 4065 times)

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Offline RichFox

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Re: What derailed SCTA's move to pavement?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2018, 08:49:34 AM »
There didn't seem to be a big SCTA turnout at the Mojave speed trials. Maybe the expense was involved.

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Re: What derailed SCTA's move to pavement?
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 10:06:53 AM »
There didn't seem to be a big SCTA turnout at the Mojave speed trials. Maybe the expense was involved.

Not sure about the money end of it but one issue that was voiced about Mojave was that it wasn't a very smooth course and the owners and drivers of vehicles with rigid axles were not all that excited about running there. Also, there were no records or points on the table for that meet and the general public was not invited. I'll tell you this though, the people who did run there ran a lot and had a great time. An official SCTA event on pavement has been bantered about but their hasn't been a push for it from the membership.
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Re: What derailed SCTA's move to pavement?
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2018, 05:12:24 PM »
First, let's see if I can post this picture . . .


I guess it's there.  Any way, I believe that in late 1954 when Colton opened, the SCTA did the timing.  They only had speed lights at the end (no E.T.), but put the "timing tower" on the starting line.  And of course, that's (now) my roadster.

Yes, I know it's a 55 Ford, but back then you took your new car out to the drag strip to see how fast it really was (or wasn't).
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Re: What derailed SCTA's move to pavement?
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2018, 07:00:37 PM »
Well that's pretty cool.

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Re: What derailed SCTA's move to pavement?
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2018, 08:03:21 PM »
I got a trophy at Colton in my FH dragster.
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