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Report - Shakespeare County Raceway - Stratford - Jun 20


Bikin Glynn

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Popped in here with my lad today as its destine not to be here for much longer!



Not much to tell about this place really, also known as Avon park raceway or long marston raceway it was opened in 1973 after Santa pod & followed by york raceway.
Unfortunately in 2018 the strip was shut & planning for development passed on the site but as yet little has been done.



Having watched a NSRA event here myself many years ago its sad to see the empty stands.



View from the commentary box



The results are in!









View from quarter mile away!









Amazed to find the burger bar still stocked!



Diesel Generator



The old girl is still here but being stripped



After all the excitement I took a nap in the medi bay!



Thanks For Looking
 

Micky_windle

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Nice one, being into motorsport myself it's a shame? Know when they're planning on ripping it up? Wouldn't mind a visit?

Cheers bud!
 

Bikin Glynn

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Nice one, being into motorsport myself it's a shame? Know when they're planning on ripping it up? Wouldn't mind a visit?

Cheers bud!
Not sure when work will begin I was under the impression they had started building but there is still a land for sale sign up! They have certainly fenced it all off since I visited the planes some years back
 

koypo

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As far as I’m aware (local rumour) cala who were originally meant to be building houses on the site have pulled out, due to the mounds around the site being full of asbestos, no idea how true this is but the Cala homes signs mysteriously disappeared a couple of months ago and were replaced with a sign advertising industrial development land?
 

Micky_windle

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Didn't know that mate, I assume they must be making it into industrial units meh, they're an eyesore themselves if I'm honest
 

Bikin Glynn

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As far as I’m aware (local rumour) cala who were originally meant to be building houses on the site have pulled out, due to the mounds around the site being full of asbestos, no idea how true this is but the Cala homes signs mysteriously disappeared a couple of months ago and were replaced with a sign advertising industrial development land?
That would make sense as mentioned I thought it was sold for housing & they still have flag poles at entrance where they obviously had advertising
 

mercedeslimos

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Been lurking on 28Dl for years and had to register for this, Spent some of the best times of my life here, GTI International. Drinking, smoking, camping. Wasted BMXing down the drag strip and keeping on going till the concrete ran out at 4 am.

Happy times. The news it was going to be razed to the ground actually made me cry. Sad I know.

Sam
 

MrDevla

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I've dropped in here today for a nosey whilst passing for work and unfortunately since the last report it's now been demolished and groundwork has begun on the development, there was some metal near the perimeter fence that I'm hoping isn't the remains of the old Avro aircraft......
 

flying solo

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I've dropped in here today for a nosey whilst passing for work and unfortunately since the last report it's now been demolished and groundwork has begun on the development, there was some metal near the perimeter fence that I'm hoping isn't the remains of the old Avro aircraft......
The plane which was by the gate has gone and being used (Not flying mine you :) )
 

A man called Martyn

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I've dropped in here today for a nosey whilst passing for work and unfortunately since the last report it's now been demolished and groundwork has begun on the development, there was some metal near the perimeter fence that I'm hoping isn't the remains of the old Avro aircraft......
I was there today, Both of the former museum aircraft are still on site.
 

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