Irwindale Raceway and the Southern California Drag Racing Scene in the Mid-1960s

I can across a folder of some really cool drag racing photos from Irwindale Raceway from the mid-1960s. It serves as a wonderful glimpse into what drag racing looked like nearly 60 years ago. A lot of Harleys and British bikes and a few early Japanese-made motorcycles were coming on the scene. Some legends of the era are pictured including Millard Disharoon, Joe Smith, Dick Rios, Leo Paynes and others. Please leave a comment if you were around and can add your experiences around the SoCal drag racing scene of that period. (Photos by Don Durbin and Dennis Greene)

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