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Message posted by Web master on 21 January 2005 at 12:22am - IP Logged
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Discuss your memories of Windsor Dragway.

Message posted by mark thompson on 05 February 2005 at 2:56pm - IP Logged
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hello all,from windsor originally ,now live in alberta.Never went to the track when it was open,but after it closed they had saturday night race's.Last time that we were there a corvette lost control and hit a girl who was sitting on the gaurd rail,we got out of there before the cops had the road closed down.sure was a long time ago.

We have a pretty cool race track out here,ithas both drag and oval and even a road course.Race city speedway is the site.

what ever happened to checkerflag speed way?

love the old pics on your site hope you find more.

mark thompson

 


Message posted by Web master on 05 February 2005 at 5:50pm - IP Logged
Quote Web master
Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 05 February 2005

what ever happened to checkerflag speed way?

mark thompson

 


Check Flag closed at the end of the 1992 season and the site is now housing.

Message posted by trawetz on 08 February 2005 at 3:06am - IP Logged
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We need a track in windsor my dad used to tell me about it and now thats hes in heaven i love to live his memos from that time Thanks

Message posted by 426maxwedge on 10 January 2006 at 10:14pm - IP Logged
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HI DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHY THE TRACK CLOSED,AND IF ANYBODY HAS ANYMORE PICS ,WOULD BE NICE TO SEE,BEST REGARDS

Message posted by b dunbar on 13 January 2006 at 9:27am - IP Logged
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For more pictures go to windsor weekend


Message posted by Derrick Tassey Nomadabug@aol .com on 12 April 2006 at 10:25pm - IP Logged
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Hello to anybody out there. Presently own a 55 Chev Nomad that ran at Windsor Dragway. It was gold in colour then was painted silver with red stripes on the roof. Stripes were running along the roof rail. Does anybody have any info or photos of this car? I have some photos of the black and gold Charger called UFO sponsored by Shadowoods Auto, the Hurst Cuda Hemi Under Glass, and a wheelstanding red and black VW pickup if anyone is interested. All were taken at Windsor Dragway but I'm not certain of the year.


Message posted by khartford on 16 April 2006 at 1:23pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Administrator on 21 January 2005
Discuss your memories of Windsor Dragway.



Does anyone know the track photographer from Windsor Dragway around 1967 or 1968? I won my class several times but never bought the picture of my car and now I wish I had. A needle in a hay stack?

Message posted by Mark on 30 June 2006 at 9:38am - IP Logged
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Does anyone know what killed this track way before it's time? Was it noise compaints? I can't believe it was unprofitability, if opening day was any indication.

Thanks,

Message posted by Dan Bratt on 06 August 2006 at 11:53pm - IP Logged
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If any1 has any info on who owns the land or if the city of Tecumseh does. Can you contact me at 519-776-5581. Thank you!

Message posted by Doc Z on 22 September 2006 at 10:19pm - IP Logged
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Some video from Windsor Dragway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siR_-asDl_Q

Message posted by mustanggtr on 04 October 2006 at 3:34pm - IP Logged
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color=#000000checkthis out, credit to the original poster     Windsor dragway

http://www.flameredneon.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=16

 


Message posted by coehotrodder on 18 October 2006 at 9:22am - IP Logged
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It's just been announced that part of the site of the former Windsor Dragway will be used for a new slots/horse race track and 6500 seat arena complex.

Message posted by Doc Z on 18 October 2006 at 6:23pm - IP Logged
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I was out there  this past weekend geting some photos .

Paul worked there from the start, his cousin owned the track so he's got a few things. He was the one wearing the Gold Jacket.

http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/DocZ_2006/Windsor%20Dragway%20Oct%202006/


Message posted by C.DUFOUR on 27 February 2007 at 5:47pm - IP Logged
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HI , I LIVE IN ALBERTA NOW BUT SPENT A LOT OF TIME AT BOTH CHECKERED FLAG AND WINDSOR DRAGWAY IN LATE SIXTIES EARLY SEVENTIES MY BROTHER AND HIS CLUB HAD A PREFECT THAT USED TO RUNN GASSER AND I WAS PART OF A CREW THAT HAD A NOVICE CLASS STOCK CAR AT CHECKERED . I WOULD LIKE TO FIND PICTURES OF EACH IF POSSIBLE

Message posted by John Dean on 04 April 2007 at 10:37am - IP Logged
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 John Gacioch could you please contact John Dean about the pictures that you sent in.

 Thanks

 John Dean

raceshoes13@hotmail.com


Message posted by n224983 on 13 April 2007 at 5:02am - IP Logged
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Some were asking what lead to Windsor Dragway closing?

After talking with Sandy Elliot who was the crew chief for the Border Bandits of Barrie Poole and John Elliot, I learned the following.

 

Apparently the track was used in the off hours/off season to store new cars from one of the auto assembly plants in the area until they could be hauled away by car carriers. The weight of the cars sitting on the track over time caused it to get some indentations from where the wheels of the new cars constantly sat. It created a washboard effect on the track, which led to a lousy racing surface. It was expensive to have it repaved, so that lead to the demise of the track


Message posted by IamtheInsistor on 02 June 2007 at 7:13pm - IP Logged
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I too have taken a walk down the ole' strip&it still seems like a venue that could work,given the proximity to a highway&a new group of enthusiast who are currently racing on streets or highways.Will windsor ever get a new arena?...If that be true than why a location so isolated from core fans. I think that a grass roots eighth mile track cared for by local racers could work and have perminent value.

Message posted by Riv on 04 July 2007 at 11:28pm - IP Logged
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Yeah it's a shma that we no onger have a track in Windsor anymore. the Government, and all the whiners think street racing is so bad, yet they wont give us an outlet. 5 or 6 years ago Alex Pissenault tried outting in a rcaing complex just outside of Windsor, but the Govn't wanted there pockets so deeply lined before hand that they nixxed the deal. back in the mid eighties, old Windsor raceway was still "not that bad". I was 16 at the time and actually raced my 77 chevy, against  85 Monte SS. he spun the tires forever, I won! its a total crap hole now. the town of Techumseh expropriated it a while back, and it will soon be developed into something residential.

Message posted by Steven keller on 28 July 2007 at 12:22pm - IP Logged
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All i can say is that we really need a race track in Windsor! or Essex county! Anykind will do!

Message posted by bbc on 11 September 2007 at 1:25pm - IP Logged
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-i think if we want a track we the people should do something about it i am 18 years old and i drive an 81 camaro z28 with a 454 and a 4 speed and i would lovew a track to race at instead of using the streets where it is less safe

Message posted by Doc Z on 16 September 2007 at 8:07pm - IP Logged
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Here's some more original video from the day at Windsor Dragway..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7fIvigbkTU

Right about 20 seconds you can see Cascar driver Bob Merrifield tearing it up..

I agree we need a track around here, even an eighth mile would be terrific.
ps
I have a bunch of video on DVD from back then, I'm not sure when it came from but it's good stuff.

Message posted by spike on 14 January 2008 at 4:07pm - IP Logged
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why cant we rebuy the land of the windsor dragway from tecumseh. i'm sure there are plenty of investers out there to rebuild the track. i know myself i'm willing to invest in starting up a group to rebuild the track. at least this way we would'nt have to go all the way to the grand bend track. what does everyone else think.

Message posted by CHUCK on 16 January 2008 at 6:05pm - IP Logged
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 SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN SPIKE. TRY HARD AND GET ER DONE !

Message posted by big-angry-hillbilly on 15 March 2008 at 1:31am - IP Logged
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I agree. I dont want to have to drive all he way to st thomas, or grand bend, or milan...I want to race HERE!

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