Race City - The End - A Few Parting Shots - October 2012

Thanks to Mike B for the images

Last update:  October 26, 2011



The quarter mile finish line and scoreboards





Main Stands along 1/4 mile straightaway - Destruction has begun (crew salvaging lumber)





From the road course/drag strip return road - looking northwest towards stands - oval in background to left





The Tower (along the main straight 1/4 mile)





The Tower at the 1/4 mile start line - The announcers station and equipment





Must be a collectors item!  Vintage stuff  - Tower sound





This is the computer that was the source of a lot of headaches!





More collectors items - printers





Anyone have a list of announcers to post here?





Front counter of drag race tower - where you collected your winnings or paid the buyback





Starting line and stands from the drag strip start line tower





Drag strip burnout boxes - partial pits and road course





Looking down track from the top of the tower





Entrance to drag race pits





Race City Tower and Drag Strip Start Line





The outside concession area





The inside concession area





Concession Kitchen





Concession Kitchen





Too bad the City of Calgary Mayor and Council did not agree

They could have developed a "win win" scenario but chose not to!






Race City Gift Shop





Crumbling stands - an "iffy" City of Calgary lease did not motivate maintenance activities

Let this be a lesson to other race track operators with leases






Main Tower - Concourse area - from paved oval side - washrooms with running water and flush toilets!






Rules for the VIP's






Drag Strip on left - Paved oval on right - original spectator entrance straight ahead




Would welcome any comments or pictures

If anyone wants to write up a bit of a history I will be happy to post it with acknowledgements

email me at:  slarsen@telus.net