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Dragway Day being planned in North Hudson

NORTHHUDSON-Plans are now being formulated for the fourth annual North Hudson Classic Car Cruise In and Dragway Day May 7.

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through mid afternoon. Cars will be on display at the North Hudson fire house and town office parking area, 3034 US Route 9, North Hudson.

The event started in 2008 as a reunion of participants and attendees at the North Hudson Dragway, which operated for several years until the late 1960s. Drivers brought their cars to show and many people brought pictures of the race days as well as DVDs and cassettes to watch. The day was enjoyed by all and there were many requests to have future events.

The 2009 event saw even higher attendance and classic cars were included. Live music was provided and refreshments donated by local food establishments were provided.

The 2010 event continued that theme with more cars on display.

That format will continue this year. There will be no entrance fees nor will any trophies be given. Memorabilia of the dragway is encouraged as people are still interested in the history and lore of the drag strip days.  Anyone who has mementos from the Dragway days or a classic car to display is encouraged to participate.

Anyone who would like to participate, volunteer, make a donation of any kind or has an idea for the event can contact Doug Bensen by e-mail at dpbensen@verizon.net or call April Bessey at 532-7877.

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