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Vintage drag racing photographs showcasing drag racing in Colorado and elsewhere. All photos on this site were taken by "Pete" Garramone except where noted.  There are some early racing photos (1953-1955) that include the 1955 NHRA Drag Safari sponsored by The Denver Timing Association and The Strippers of Denver. Most of the pictures were taken in Colorado, but there will also be pictures from the 1960 AHRA Nationals in Kansas City and from the California Hot Rod Reunions at the Famosa drag strip near Bakersfield and Speedworld in Surprise Arizona just outside of Phoenix. Many of the cars that were campaigning across the country raced here in Colorado including Tommy Ivo, Don Garlits, Eddie Hill, The Frantic Four, Mickey Thompson, Les Ritchey, Lutz 'n' Lundberg, The Flying Dutchman, Brad Anderson, Jack Chrisman and others.This website will also feature street rods from 1956 and up, Bonneville, Flathead/Inline races at Bandimere and maybe even some surprises not seen on other websites. The site will be updated periodically. There are some photos that are not identified. If you can identify those cars, please notify me and I'll make the corrections. As the late Pat Foster said many times, "Sit low and keep 'er lit".

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Daughter, Bridget & Norma helped me set up my display at the ColoRODans show in Longmont. Bridget had suggested that we do a contest called "Name the Dragstrip" and she designed and built the display that you see in these attachments. Norma is in the background. The display that we sent up was a success and all went well until the wind started blowing. We displayed four pictures of drag strips and no one got them all correct which surprised me. The winner received $50.00 and a pick of any picture on display.
Sold a few pictures and had a lot of bench racing about the different strips around Denver. The picture with red table cloth was from another show indoors.

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