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Forum: Race Tracks 09-11-2016, 04:19 PM
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Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

The track on the other side of Highway 24 was Sportsmans Raceway Park. It was later renamed. There were some very memorable cars at Sportsmans. Bob Silvers in his 409 powered 57 Chevy. Vern Root, who...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 08-31-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,494
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: photos of pikes peak speedway 1948??

As for preserving the originals, you might want to check into donating them to the Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs. They already have some Pikes Peak Speedway photos that were donated. It would be...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 08-30-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,494
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: photos of pikes peak speedway 1948??

That's excellent news. There isn't much in the way of photos from the late 40s and the 50s at Pikes Peak Speedway. There are some great people on this site who would love to help you out, myself...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 07-18-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Race Fan

Glad you joined the site. Anything you can contribute would be great. Next time you meet with those guys at the IHOP, please talk them into sharing any photos or stories they have from PPS.
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 06-06-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mike Croley
Pikes Peak Hillclimb

I'm not sure how many of the folks on this site follow the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, I know it lost a lot of it's appeal for me when it went from dirt to asphalt. But the Peak is currently one of the...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 03-18-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,546
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Racing pictures from my Dad

Those photos are great, please keep em coming.
Forum: Race Tracks 03-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Yep, that's Alvin. That was a pretty unique race car. Always ran good too. Thanks for the photos and welcome to the site.
Forum: Race Tracks 03-03-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 32,047
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Colorado Springs International Speedway

There weren't many MOPARS running in the area at that time, but the few that did were pretty quick. Hopefully you can share some photos of that car you raced at CSI Jim.
Forum: Stock Cars 02-27-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Introduction... 57 Chevy
Views: 5,855
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: 57 Chevy

You're a lucky man, that's a good looking race car. One of my all time favorite stock bodies.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-27-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Thank you Olen. The video was sent to me and i didn't realize how tough it was to find until i tried searching for it.
Funny how they skipped over one of the biggest attractions in the area, The...
Forum: Race Tracks 02-26-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

In a related topic to this thread,, there is a 28 minute film on youtube titled "A Time To Live" by the Alexander Film Company. It was a promo made in 1964 and shows the Springs and surrounding...
Forum: Race Tracks 02-18-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 32,047
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Colorado Springs International Speedway

Here's an article about the return of Dick Heikes after a long layoff.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 32,047
Posted By Mike Croley
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 32,047
Posted By Mike Croley
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 32,047
Posted By Mike Croley
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Another night of racing at PPS.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Some ads from the good old days.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

A race report from after the PPSCRA had moved to Colorado Springs International.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

A bad night for Pueblo driver Bill Yalotz.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Here's another race report by Diane Newbill in the Speed Journal. This was Rick Carrelli's first time at Pikes Peak Speedway.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Here's a pretty relaxed racer. Bill Canty
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

It's been a long time, but i'm pretty sure this is Max Carpenter on the left and Jim Willy on the right.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Here's a couple more shots. Cecil Pauley and Pat Adragna.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

Admission prices to the races sure have changed.
Forum: Race Tracks 02-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 180
Reminiscing... Old Pikes Peak Speedway
Views: 99,437
Posted By Mike Croley
Re: Old Pikes Peak Speedway

This is an article from the Gazette Telegraph.
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