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Old 12-31-2016, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisguyw View Post
Lorne Park, A great Raceway!!....it was initially a 6 lane bowling alley, so as you correctly remembered, it was huge! As well as 4 great tracks, it had a Dragstrip that ran along the wall beside the "Glen". It was my first part time job.......if you call cleaning the washrooms and restocking the chocolate bar shelves, a job......anyway, it got me free tracktime, and a chance to learn from the "big guys".

I think the claim that the Glen was the longest track in NA was in fact a bit of a myth, but it was right up there, and, absolutely gorgeous.!!.....the one track I miss more than any I have run on since.

The owner (Earl?) Brownridge, was in fact the son of an American motors exec., either the Pres., or the VP Sales.

I have looked for pics. over the years but have never found any..........will keep looking.

cheers
Chris Walker
my parents owned it ...Gary and Iris. My grandfather Earl was the President of AMC Did you find any photos?...... Jim Brownridge
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