Racing in the street: Tallahassee’s drag strip era

Drag racing, once banished to lonely country roads with spectators dressed in leather and denim, began to come into its own in the mid-1960s. While dangerous and unlawful races were still being conducted on then remote streets like Mission Road, a sanctioned drag strip was built on west Highway 20 in Leon County.

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2 thoughts on “Racing in the street: Tallahassee’s drag strip era”

  1. We had a lot of country roads back in the 60’s and 70’s that we used. Miss those days! Didn’t have to drive far to get there. Good times.

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