My bit of castlereigh history

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hambo
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My bit of castlereigh history

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[img][img][How many of have little bits of history hidden away,also found a cheque for $5 for runner up but from 1975 ,think I can cash it in
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Well done,you're in the money! :lol:
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Great memories there I bet.
Tell us about the meet and what you drove etc.

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I can't see anything in the original post. Has it been deleted or am I struggling again?
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Just a thought, why not rotate the pictures before posting them.
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Cool. Remember those flyers being taped in daily driver windows as adverts leading up to street meets.
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I was at Castlereagh the day Ash Marshall ran the first 200MPH pass by an Aussie. I think he did 8.02sces.

First time at the drags and I was blown away.

A couple of years later I used to ride my push bike 80k's to the strip then sleep on the ground at the picnic area at the end of Hinxman Road then ride home.

Not sure I'd sleep there nowadays. My parents must have had rocks in their heads!
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Gees,that's a pretty fair pushy ride :shock: Got to be impressed with that sort of dedication :D
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Crikey Zuffen. That beats my " walking from Guildford to Westmead speedway" story. I thought I was keen !
We only ever drove to Castlereagh, either as passengers or, eventually, in our own cars. You took your life in your hands along Hinxman Road after a
meeting with all the Ash Marshall wannabes.. :roll:
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It's funny if my Boys had suggested such a venture (they are in their early 20's) when they were 15 they would have received a flat NO!

I will say it hot as hell ridding along Castlereagh Road in Summer.

And in the 48 years since I did that I've never been back to the Drags as a spectator.
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Are yu going to the Nitro Champs at WSID next weekend ?
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