Famoso raceway in bakersfield, california historical weather information for monday, may 18 2020. Fans and racers across the world have made clear their willingness to donate time andor money to help with this situation and we would like to give those people an opportunity to help famoso raceway and also become part of the history at these hallowed grounds. Agas, bgas, cgas, dgas, egas, nostalgia eliminator 1 ne1, eliminator 2 ne2, eliminator 3 ne3, hot rod, sportsman, open wheel, jr. Also in 1994, goodguys resurrected the march meet drag races at famoso raceway in bakersfield, california, tapping into the events rich heritage. With the biggest race of the year already in the books the march meet, auto club famoso raceway kicks into regularseason mode this weekend with the first two races of the eightrace summit. Auto club famoso raceway, 33559 famoso rd, bakersfield, ca 2020. The 20 th nhra california hot rod reunion presented by automobile club of southern california this past weekend oct. Today the famoso bakersfield raceway still hosts the march meet but it is now strictly a nostalgic hot rod and dragster event. Hot rodder don lindfors has owned the anglia for nearly 20 years and recently finished restoring it to its late60s guise. The history of nhra drag racing national hot rod association. Aa gassers drag racing famoso raceway bakersfield 1990. Sep 23, 2017 backed up along famoso raceway s spectator fence, its the fourcylinder cars and trucks that seem to attract the most attention from both extremes of the crowds age span.
This legendary track, which has history stretching back to the 1950s, had a part of it turned to ash. Matt bynum of orange races during sundays march meet at famoso raceway. I will post photos from the fairplex in pomona and the famoso raceway in mcfarland aka. Famoso raceway weather history from air density online. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. Jim lindsleys restored blairs speed shop anglia at the big end of famoso raceway in bakersfield, california. Top fuel nostalgia drag racing march meet bakersfield famoso raceway 2012. Drag racing celebrates decades of history at the annual march meet.
Early in its history, the city of famoso was named poso, california. The 16th annual nhra california hot rod reunion, presented by the automobile club of southern california, oct. Auto club famoso raceway mc farland 2020 all you need to. Import faceoff famoso 2018 legendary in its own right, nothing is as exciting for me to start the racing season with some good ol drag racing. Mar 10, 2008 flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Auto club famoso track operators blake and john bowser gathered the troops for what was quite. Auto club famoso raceway, home of the bakersfield march meet. The track also hosts fuelaltered events and the annual california hot rod reunion in october as well as a high school racing series and other smaller events. With new name, auto club famoso raceway celebrates rich history 8152005 famosa, ca when california highway 99 was the main northsouth route in the state and the interstate highway system was merely a gleam in the eye of the man who was not yet president eisenhower, a local car club placed its focus on a parcel of land in mcfarland, north of bakersfield as a great location for drag racing. This name conflicted with the community of pozo along the butterfield overland mail stagecoach route in san luis obispo county and officials in washington renamed it spottiswood. Pictorial coverage of the 2008 anra american nostalgia racing associationseason finals at famoso raceway in bakersfield california october 25th26th 2008. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for. The first wave of 2017 nhra hot rod heritage series champions were crowned sept. Famoso, california project gutenberg selfpublishing.
The strip, located on famoso road between highway 99 and highway 65 east of the highway 99 and highway 46 interchange, was originally built in world war ii as an poso auxiliary field training base for the nearby army air. Nascar racing history books famous speedways and raceways. Drag racing fans think they know the story about the snake. The top fuel insider discusses the last dragstrip book of photography. He is the author of the books top fuel dragsters of the 1970s and pro stock. Another survivor is the auto club famoso raceway in bakersfield. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most.
The famoso raceway dragstrip is located north of bakersfield, california, and is known historically as the home to the annual march meet, also known as the u. Backed up along famoso raceways spectator fence, its the fourcylinder cars and trucks that seem to attract the most attention from both extremes of the crowds age span. Auto club famoso raceway refund policy march meet 2014 shirt black. Thanks to aaa auto club and the famoso raceway staff for putting on a great show. The visiting info shown below, if any, is always subject to change. Mar 16, 2009 gasser cars nostalgia vintage old school supercharged aags gassers hot rod period correct of the 60s straight axle 14 mile famoso raceway bakersfield california 1990 vintage aa gassers of the. Over time, the goodguys march meet became the worlds largest vintage drag race attracting over 600 competitors and a crowd in excess of 50,000. Office hours monday thru friday 9am to 5pm auto club famoso raceway 33559 famoso rd. The strip, located on famoso road between highway 99 and highway 65 east of the highway 99 and highway 46 interchange, was originally built in.
Please check the facilitys website for the latest information before making a trip. Top fuel dragsterdrag racingww2old schoolnostalgiahistoryhistoriahistory books. The import kind of import faceoff, that has been bringing back the import drag racing a place to race, and a spot in the motorsports world. Auto club famoso raceway friends of famoso rebuilding. Top fuel drag racing famoso raceway bakersfield 1990 duration. Auto club famoso raceway information drag race results. Auto club famoso raceway, 33559 famoso rd, bakersfield, ca. The strip, located on famoso road between highway 99 and highway 65 east of the highway 99 and highway 46 interchange, was. At tracks like ascot park, pomona, bakersfield speedway, famoso raceway.
But beyond my own personal memories of the place, famoso raceway has a history that goes much deeper. The top fuel insider discusses the last dragstrip book of. Auto club famoso raceway 33559 famoso rd, bakersfield, california 93308 rated 4. Complete book of paint and body and complete book of engine swaps.
The famoso bakersfield raceway dragstrip is located north of bakersfield, california, and is known historically as the home to the annual march meet, also. Feel the emotion and thrill of the best nascar racing history with our book series, commemorating the greatest speedways and raceways of the famous nascar circuit. It surely was a spectacle and one for the history books. The odd ducks website drag racing photos from the 60s. The famoso bakersfield raceway dragstrip is located north of bakersfield, california, and is known historically as the home to the annual march meet, also known as the u. I began going to the latter two venues in the late 50s and i continue to go today. Auto club famoso raceway, home of the march meet top fuel, drag racing, top fueldrag racingmonster. Oct 24, 2017 the kern county coroners office says brett henry struck a wall during a race saturday at auto club famoso raceway north of bakersfield. Kbaktv reports the 50yearold died the next day at a. The track began life as an army training field during second world war, and in the 1950s kern county worked out an agreement with a car club called the bakersfield smokers to convert the place into a dedicated drag strip.1081 1124 128 877 1104 98 1328 885 76 600 1239 1531 247 1592 817 117 988 851 1150 1543 412 1239 417 1443 708 1132 1577 1391 323 897 495 1063 1135 898 1425 501 306 636