Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1960 | Hemmings Daily
One of our Facebook page readers, Jason Edge, sent along today’s carspotting photo with a little bit of info to accompany it. Steve’s Tower in the Sky was a fixture on Gillespie Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina, from 1957 to about 1968, combining both a drive-in restaurant and a DJ in the ... www.hemmings.com
We raced on a street we called Melody Hills Raceway.
The street was beside a mobile home park named Melody Hills.
The problem with the road was it had a small bridge at about the 1/4 mile mark. If you were not first you could be pushed into the side of the concrete bridge. Kind of personified the term “chicken” back then.
Of course on Fri and Sat nites the local police would hang out close by. Sometimes they would chase you and sometimes they looked the other way .
No trophies, but cash
Raced right in front of the house I lived in for 34 years. Deep ditches and water on both sides of the road most of the way. I think Iowa passed a law where you lose your license for a year for drag racing in 64 or 65.
We used to hangout, in Grandway's Parking Lot, on Central Ave. in Albany.Whenever the BS got serious, we would race on the Ave. Two cars were racing one night, and they killed 2 women walking across the street. That put a STOP, to most car activity. We later raced, down by the river, behind Schaefer Brewery. After awhile, the cops put a stop to that also. They didn't want cars, hanging around anywhere. They started passing out tickets for Illegal Assembly. After we moved to Colonie, car's would gather at Burger King's, and Wendy's. They even had Car Show's on Friday Night at Wendy's. Great fun. Then the same crap started happening. Street Racing. Local police, and State Police put a stop, to car's hanging around. If you got caught, Drag Racing, Goodbye License.