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  • any old racers remember OCIR .........

    sounds like a fun time ....... i used to race there in the early 80's until 1983 when they closed their doors !!!


    "if it's too loud you're too old !!! "sigpic

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    bring it back

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    • #3
      just filled out the registration form and can't wait !!! ............would be very cool to meet some of my friends from there
      Last edited by oldschoolcamaro; September 27, 2011, 09:05 PM.
      "if it's too loud you're too old !!! "sigpic

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      • #4
        Yup, I made my first runs down a dragstrip there. Really miss that place.

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        • #5
          i spent all of my free time @ OCIR while stationed over next door at MCAS El Toro , i used to drive my BBC powered 68 camaro from the auto hobby shop on base to the track with open headers and slicks and the MP's weren't not always happy with me . i remember hanging out with fast eddie ,john youngblood just to name couple and quite a few others . i wish they never closed the track down as it was state of the art facility for it's time and the tower was awesome to watch the races from


          here's some pics i found and these are from around 1981-83 time frame



          "if it's too loud you're too old !!! "sigpic

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          • #6
            Yep, if you lived in SoCal and were into hot cars It was OCIR for 64 funny cars or a "fox hunt", SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!

            The bottom picture is Gary Denshim ablaze. I was sitting on the dirt burm past the finishline lights at OCIR when he lit this one up....
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dynoroom View Post
              Yep, if you lived in SoCal and were into hot cars It was OCIR for 64 funny cars or a "fox hunt", SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!

              The bottom picture is Gary Denshim ablaze. I was sitting on the dirt burm past the finishline lights at OCIR when he lit this one up....


              yep OCIR is definately hallowed grounds for sure !!! ..... it was the place to be anytime the gates were open
              "if it's too loud you're too old !!! "sigpic

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              • #8
                Those Datsun bodied floppers were cursed!
                That which you manifest is before you.

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                • #9
                  was out there as a kid was there til 74 grand dad took me all the time. there and riverside. was like from 8 years to13years old sure i saw all the famous ones with out knowing it

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                  • #10
                    Sadly I never made it to OCIR even though we only lived 10 miles away. My dad and I prefered the "roundy round" stuff at Ontario Motor Speedway. I may have to run over to the reunion on my lunch hour (or just take the day off), it's only a few miles from work.
                    Just groovin' to my own tune.

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                    • #11
                      just found this .............. conflict of dates for the OCIR reunion forces cancellation until next year !!

                      http://classicfunnycarboard.com/CFB/...?topic=20049.0
                      "if it's too loud you're too old !!! "sigpic

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                      • #12
                        just got an email back from the event organizer .....



                        I'm very sorry to have inconvienenced you, due to the fact that there is so many automotive events going on that time of year, like SEMA, the final races for the NHRA heritage series, the CHRR, divisional races, NHRA finals and to boot, Don Prudhomme is holding an open house at his shop in Visa the same day and time frame. Myself and the other promoters decided it was best to postpone this event to next summer to comemerate the 45 year opening of OCIR. Hope to see you there...Hans
                        "if it's too loud you're too old !!! "sigpic

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                        • #13
                          OCIR sure does bring back memories......had my son in the stands when he was 4 months old ('76). It was heaven compared to the midwest strips (U.S. 30, Union Grove).
                          Maybe I can clear this up.....I thought the cop was a prostitute.

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                          • #14
                            Another great place that made drag racing what it is today.

                            There are so many drag strips that will live on in our memories forever. The places are long gone but the memories last forever.

                            Jimbo

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                            • #15
                              One of the cars in our back yard has a vintage OCIR sticker on the window. The car is a POS duster that belongs to a friend, who needs to take it to its forever home. His tires said Drag "something" but he blacked out the "something" long ago, so I have written in whiteout "queen". HA
                              There used to ba a bumper sticker that said "Ditch the Bitch lets Go Racing" and I am pretty sure he has never raced any of his cars...
                              He has quite a few stickers on that car so I have been adding some in between his, Hello Kitty, a "rainbow" and those fish from the disney movie.

                              Hey! All's fair if you leave it parked in my yard for that long...

                              ~Gail
                              Last edited by LORENSWIFE; October 3, 2011, 07:52 AM.
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