That day changed my life.
I was hooked, but living in the frozen North, my opportunities to return were limited. However, I had the movies and pictures that would remind me of that day for years to come.
Late at night, working on my car models I would sometimes get WLS radios Dick Biondi show and hear Jan Gabriel’s voice (as I still do)
“SUNDAY!!….SUNDAY!!….SUNDAY!!…At beautiful U.S. 30 Dragstrip……where the GREAT ones run” and remember that day. In the intervening years I moved to Denver Colorado and found Bandimere Speedway and all those memories of U.S.30 came flooding back as they have for the 20 years we’ve been going to the Mile Hi Nationals.
Fast forward to 2010.
Rummaging through some old family photos and 8mm film I found a treasure I thought had been lost. All my film and photos from that day in 1964! So I decided to make a video of that day to share with all the people that remember U.S.30 and those who unfortunately never got to experience the sights, sounds and smells of that drag racing era and especially the beloved U.S.30.