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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:52 AM
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Ghost Tracks
Many race tracks have come and gone, some long before I was born. For me it's interesting to see the empty grounds of a former track. Some are still sitting there and some you would never know existed. And unfortunately, there are quite a few out there that have played a role in mine and my families lives that have closed their gates. From attending my first race at 2-weeks old to Continental Divide Raceway, to my first NASCAR race at Riverside, from tracks my grandfather raced on like Meadowdale, Wilmot, Lynndale Farms and Mid-America Raceway to ones I myself have raced on like Second Creek. Gone but not forgotten, and this is where I'll post images of the ghost tracks I visit.

*UPDATE* - I have a posted a few new images of what Second Creek looks like as of Dec 31, 2008

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbonvouloir/sets/721576059...
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 12:09 PM
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1. Here's some F1 ones
Here is the site of the former Swiss Grand Prix, now a park. (It was already a park back then, kinda like the Australian and Canadian GPs today) You can make out most of the layout.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Bremgarten+bei+...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_Bremgarten

I used to have a text file with links to all former F1 circuits. Only two of them are 100% invisible now -- Las Vegas and Riverside. Sadly, it seems Nivelles (Belgium) and Jacarepagu (Rio) will go the same way shortly. Here's them:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Nivelles,%20Bel...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nivelles-Baulers

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Rio+de+Janeiro,...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut%C3%B3dromo_Internacion...

And the once-off 1958 street race in Morocco:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Casablanca,+Mor...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain-Diab_Circuit

And the fearsome Montjuich in Barcelona:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Barcelona,%20Sp...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montju%C3%AFc_circuit
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-10 10:08 AM
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2. thanks for those
fascinating history, especially at Montjuc...
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