RACE TRACK TOWERS

THE OLDER AND THE SIMPLER TOWERS


Courtesy of Ed Gould
The absolute crudest deal I ever saw - at Ge-Jo-Clin Speedway, Boltonville,VT


Courtesy of Bob
Bushey Family

Walter Barcomb,
the bigger man in
the hat, didn't spend
much on his stand at
Malletts Bay Raceway
Colchester, VT Below -
from the rear.

Courtesy of Bob
Bushey Family


 


Wolfe Aerial Photo
Courtesy of The
Wilson Family

The announcer's stand
at Mettawee Speedway,
as seen from the air.

 

Rutland Hist. Society
Pico Raceway's stand
on opening day in 1951.
Not really much shelter
for Red Wildey. Below -
A blurry front view.

Courtesy of Bud Brooks

 


Courtesy of Pete Racine
The Dog River Speedway
Northfield, VT

Source Unknown
Monroe County fairgrounds
Rochester, NY had a
very simple stand for such
a big venue.

  Ladabouche Collection
The familiar stand at
Fonda Speedway

Ron Clark Photo
Exeter, ME fairgrounds

Courtesy of Dan Ody
Whites Beach Spdwy
Ballston Lake, NY

Courtesy of Dan  Ody
Whites Beach Spdwy
Ballston Lake, NY

Courtesy of Wayne Boyce
Plymouth, NH
fairgrounds
 

Ladabouche Photo
Otter Creek Spdwy
Waltham, VT

Courtesy of Dan Ody
Ashland Park Spdwy
Warrensburgh, NY

Courtesy of Mark LeFrancois
Fairmont Speedway,
Fair Haven, VT
Tower in Infield, '50's

Courtesy of Chris
Companion

Tower by Stands, '60's

Courtesy of Dan Ody
Fairgrounds,
Altamont, NY
 

Courtesy of Norm Vadnais
VT State Fairgrounds
Rutland, VT
Full Tower, 1962

Some gone 1964
 

Maine Vintage Site
Armand Sirois, in
front of the very
minimal stand at
Norridgewock, ME
 

Courtesy of Bob
Bushey Family

The tower at Harvey
Moody's Green Mt.
Speedway, Colchester,
Vermont.

Courtesy of Bob
Bushey Family

The infield tower
for Ivanhoe Smith's
Colchester Raceway.

Courtesy of Rick Parry
The stand at the
fairgrounds in Canton,
NY - St Lawrence Valley
Speedway.

Source Uncertain
The minimal announcer's
tower at Lower Waterford,
Vt's Northeastern
Speedway.

Courtesy of Troy and Bob
Dodge Family

The tower at T Road has
changed little since 1960.

 

Courtesy of Cho Lee
The tower in the infield
at Safford park, Cheshire
County Fairgrounds, Keene, NH
was simpler than the announcer's
stand shown at right.

 


Ladabouche Collection
The announcer's area
at Cheshire.

Courtesy of Alexander
Family

The tower at Can-Am
Speedway, Newport, VT
was built this simply in
1979.

Sirois Photo
Another simple tower at
Autodrome Ste-Monique
is seen behind the
stunt drivers.

Dan Ody's 8MM DVD
Lebanon Valley first
had a Judges' Stand
in the infield. Below -
The next one was built in
into the grandstand
structure. Apparently,
now there's another.


Lebanon Valley Classics


Courtesy of Danish
Family

Steve Danish meets
admirers in front of
a simple announcer's
stand at an unknown
venue.

Racers Bored Site
The tower at Stateline
Speedway, Bennington
was very small.

Courtesy of Jackie
Peterson

Harold "Cannonball"
Baker, an early Vermont
driver, performs in front
of the tower at one of the
two Sheldon, VT tracks. We
are not sure. He had lost a
bet.

Courtesy of Phil Miller
Route 66 Speedway
had a small, simple
stand on the back stretch,
opposite the spectators.
 
Courtesy of Hackel Family
Ashland Park Speedway, Warrensburgh, NY
had a pretty typical stand, across from the
cavernous, dark old grandstands that
finally burned around 1960.

Courtesy of Elton Ashley
Elton Ashley, one of the guardian angels of Lakeville Speedway, takes a victory lap at his beloved Lakeville. The shot shows the spartan facilities the track had. Check out that elaborate judges' stand. 
   

 

THE NEWER, MORE ELABORATE TOWERS


Courtesy of Steve Pecor
The final configuration of the tower and luxury boxes at Catamount Stadium, Milton,VT


Ladabouche Collection
The construction of the
original announcer's tower
at Catamount in 1965.

 

Source Unknown
The tower at Sanair.
The Canadians do it
up big.

Leb. Valley Classics Site
Even the older Lebanon
Valley tower was pretty
impressive.

Steve McKnight Photo
Airborne promoter Mike
Perrotte watches the
action from that
track's elaborate tower.

Ladabouche Collection
The tower for Bouvrette
Speedway, at a horse track
in St. Jerome, QC sat
on top of magnificent stands.

 
   
Pascal Cote's Website
The entire [abandoned]
Autodrome Ste-Damien
sits, like a ghost, intact.
Note the tower is
freestanding, much like
Catamount's was originally.
   

 

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