"Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

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Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Post by mikeferrell » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:58 pm

I've already commented (somewhere on this site!) about how incredibly cool was the Pit Stop Slot Car Racing Center, located in the Ashlan Park Shopping Center...best slot car tracks ever! And somebody mentioned the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, for super-modified ("hardtop") auto racing. Totally agreed...but don't forget Kearney Bowl...same racing cars...but on a high-banked, asphalt oval...the perfect complement to Clovis' 1/2 mile dirt track! And as long as we're talkin' racin', let's not forget the old Fresno Drag Strip, intersection of Manning and Hughes, Raisin City. Great stuff.

But let's really test our memories! Does anyone remember an incredibly cool quarter-midget racing track, located on McKinley Ave., not far from the CA Air Nat'l Guard complex (which , by the way, sure has grown over the years!) As a youngster (5-6 years old), I found this little racing track, with bleachers and lighting and a PA system...and kids driving these cool racing cars in real races. To a youngster such as myself, this was all just way too Kool!

Fresno was really a hot bed of racin' back then...a few bucks could sure purchase a lot of fun! Seems like yesterday...

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Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Post by Fresno2SoCal » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:17 pm

Fresno State games at Ratcliffe Stadium and Selland Arena.
WWF wrestling at Selland.
The Fresno Fair
Freeway 41 ending at Bullard
Cruising Blackstone to Millerton Lake on weekends

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Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Post by Jesseejack » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:17 pm

Angelos drive in
Playing on the tank in the park
Cutting class to go to manchester mall
Skating tower district
Blackstone cruise
Bond fires at the figs
Rollin out to lost lake late at night
Woodward park
Sneaking into the bmx track on belmont to try and jump the jumps
Awesome being a teen back in the 80s fosho!


Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Post by GeeG » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:04 am

1. Mello’s Ice Cream
2. Rainbow Ballroom
3. St Alfonso’s church
4. West Coast Relays
5. Fink-White Playground
6. Frank H Ball
7. Kearney Park
8. Edison High School
9. Sunday Afternoons at Roeding Park
10. 2-Way Fruit Stand
11. Kearny Drive In
12. Castillo’s Tower District
13. Mervyn’s
14. Junior Bootery Shoe Store
15. Laucks Bakery
16. College Pharmacy
18. Rontell’s Volvo
19. Jesse James Auto
20. Towkiwa Restaurant - China Town
21. P&R Liquor Store
22. Hale Medical Center
23. Graves’s Upholstry
24. Luau Restaurant
25. The Hacienda
26. J&C Records
27. Sun’s Barbecue
28. Triangle Restaurant

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