Driver Seated in Dragster at Langhorne Speedway Drag Races, 1960

Summary

Langhorne Speedway, located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, usually hosted stock car and open-wheel races. But after an asphalt strip was added to the infield in 1958, Langhorne hosted 1/8-mile drag races too. Drag racing ended at Langhorne Speedway following the 1964 season. The speedway itself permanently closed in October 1971.

Langhorne Speedway, located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, usually hosted stock car and open-wheel races. But after an asphalt strip was added to the infield in 1958, Langhorne hosted 1/8-mile drag races too. Drag racing ended at Langhorne Speedway following the 1964 season. The speedway itself permanently closed in October 1971.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

1960

Creators

Masser, Ray 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.149.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 2.125 in

Width: 3.125 in

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