This picture is a little rough but it is the only one I have. It was taken at
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte NC. (1980) I attended my very first
Mopar car show. I drove the car there and back from Virginia Beach, where
I lived at the time. This was the 4 bbl 383 (stock intake-I found an aluminum
Eldebrock DB4B at the show). Anyway, this is on one of the turns at the track.
We were allowed on the track to make 5 laps max at no faster than 55 mph.
That didn’t work out so well. It is very had to drive slow on the track, If I
Went slower than 70 in the turns, I had to steer right to go left so I didn’t
‘Slide’ down the banked turns. I made 11 laps and reached over 120 mph
(by my Speedometer) in the straightaways. This is also when I first witnessed
The might of a Hemi. I was going about 90 on a straight when a 69 Hemi
RoadRunner pulled up beside me and then floored it. I may as well have been
Doing 55 the way that car ran away from me. That show was the best car
Show I have ever been to, it was like a big tailgate party at the track and back
At the Hotel (which was filled with Mopars). Good Times..Good Times.......