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
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
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