Photos from James E. Hudson's post

From Street Legal TV: Lady Luck was on Alan’s side in 2008. In 2008 he found an original 1965 Mercury Comet Drag Car while roaming the Texas countryside. He found it sitting in the back of a warehouse whiling doing some picking. As soon as he laid eyes on the Comet it was love at first site which lead to him purchasing the car right then.

1965 Mercury Comet drag car junkyardOriginally, the Mercury was built to be a part of Ford’s Factory Drag Team in the mid 1960’s. Judging from the photos it was most likely a super stock car. In 1965 it was delivered to Les Ritchey’s Performance Associates in California for the price of $1.00 (Boy, do we wish shipping cars was still that cheap). It was raced in So-Cal for a few years and then some how it made it’s way to Texas. Here it became forgotten about and sat for 40 years or so. Seeing barn finds like this makes us wonder how cars like this up end in the places they do.

The Comet was found with it’s original 289 HI-PO engine that was attached to a Ford automatic transmission. Alan is currently in the processes of giving this car a full nuts and bolts restoration. In time he will have this car up and running. Hopefully, this machine will get to relive it’s glory days of racing down the strip once again.

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My uncle and my dad owned and ran a muffler shop muffler shop and a car...

My uncle and my dad owned and ran a muffler shop muffler shop and a car dealership in the early 50s in Southern California. They were one of the first to carry Drag News and they were one of the first to place a very catchy advertisement and that newspaper. It was in that time Southern California was the hub of drag racing and hot rodding. On any given day you could see people like Howard Johansson of Howard cams, Vic Edelbrock, Ed Iskenderian, Van Dutch or any of the great early pioneers of drag racing and hot rodding stopping in and chatting with my uncle and my father.

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    The 2016 Ubly Dragway Scehdule

    The 2016 Ubly Dragway Scehdule

    4812 S. Ubly Rd.

    Ubly, Mi. 48475

    Saturday, April 02, 2016 Test and Tune...

    12-6 pm

    Saturday, April 09, 2016 Test and Tune

    12-6 pm

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 Test and Tune

    12-6 pm

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 Test and Tune

    12-6 pm

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 Test and Tune

    12-6 pm

    Saturday, May 07, 2016 Bay City Warmup/Test and tune

    Sunday, May 08, 2016 CLOSED

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 BANG Shift Members Meet/Test and Tune

    Sunday, May 15, 2016 Test and Tune 12-6PM

    Saturday, May 21, 2016 Test and Tune 12-6PM

    Sunday, May 22, 2016 Test and Tune 12-6PM

    Friday, May 27, 2016 Memorial Day/Gamblers Race

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 Memorial Day PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

    Sunday, May 29, 2016 Memorial DayPLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

    Friday, June 03, 2016 Gamblers race

    Saturday, June 04, 2016 Red Janowiak Race PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

    Sunday, June 05, 2016 Classic Cars PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 Test and Tune

    Sunday, June 12, 2016 Closed

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 Abate/Cars are Welcome

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 Abate Bikes only

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 Junior Dragster Shootout 2

    Sunday, June 26, 2016 Junior Dragster Shootout 2

    Friday, July 01, 2016 Gamblers

    Saturday, July 02, 2016 Bud Classic PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

    Sunday, July 03, 2016 Bud Classic PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

    Thursday, July 07,2017 Burnout and Car Show

    Saturday, July 09, 2016 Test and Tune

    Sunday, July 10, 2016 CLOSED

    Friday, July 15, 2016 3G

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 3G weekend/Stick Shift race

    Sunday, July 17, 2016 3G

    Saturday, July 23, 2016 Test and Tune

    Sunday, July 24, 2016 Test and Tune

    Saturday, July 30, 2016 Test and Tune

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 Test and Tune

    Saturday, August 06, 2016 Test and Tune

    Sunday, August 07, 2016 Test and Tune

    Friday, August 12, 2016 21st Mopar vs. The World

    Saturday, August 13, 2016 21st Mopar vs. The World

    Sunday, August 14, 2016 21st Mopar vs. The World

    Saturday, August 20, 2016 Mini Bikes/Test and Tune

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      The 2016 Ubly Dragway Scehdule

      The 2016 Ubly Dragway Scehdule

      4812 S. Ubly Rd.

      Ubly, Mi. 48475

      Saturday, April 02, 2016 Test and Tune...

      12-6 pm

      Saturday, April 09, 2016 Test and Tune

      12-6 pm

      Saturday, April 16, 2016 Test and Tune

      12-6 pm

      Saturday, April 23, 2016 Test and Tune

      12-6 pm

      Saturday, April 30, 2016 Test and Tune

      12-6 pm

      Saturday, May 07, 2016 Bay City Warmup/Test and tune

      Sunday, May 08, 2016 CLOSED

      Saturday, May 14, 2016 BANG Shift Members Meet/Test and Tune

      Sunday, May 15, 2016 Test and Tune 12-6PM

      Saturday, May 21, 2016 Test and Tune 12-6PM

      Sunday, May 22, 2016 Test and Tune 12-6PM

      Friday, May 27, 2016 Memorial Day/Gamblers Race

      Saturday, May 28, 2016 Memorial Day PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

      Sunday, May 29, 2016 Memorial DayPLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

      Friday, June 03, 2016 Gamblers race

      Saturday, June 04, 2016 Red Janowiak Race PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

      Sunday, June 05, 2016 Classic Cars PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

      Saturday, June 11, 2016 Test and Tune

      Sunday, June 12, 2016 Closed

      Saturday, June 18, 2016 Abate/Cars are Welcome

      Sunday, June 19, 2016 Abate Bikes only

      Saturday, June 25, 2016 Junior Dragster Shootout 2

      Sunday, June 26, 2016 Junior Dragster Shootout 2

      Friday, July 01, 2016 Gamblers

      Saturday, July 02, 2016 Bud Classic PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

      Sunday, July 03, 2016 Bud Classic PLUS BOX RACING ALL WEEKEND

      Thursday, July 07,2017 Burnout and Car Show

      Saturday, July 09, 2016 Test and Tune

      Sunday, July 10, 2016 CLOSED

      Friday, July 15, 2016 3G

      Saturday, July 16, 2016 3G weekend/Stick Shift race

      Sunday, July 17, 2016 3G

      Saturday, July 23, 2016 Test and Tune

      Sunday, July 24, 2016 Test and Tune

      Saturday, July 30, 2016 Test and Tune

      Sunday, July 31, 2016 Test and Tune

      Saturday, August 06, 2016 Test and Tune

      Sunday, August 07, 2016 Test and Tune

      Friday, August 12, 2016 21st Mopar vs. The World

      Saturday, August 13, 2016 21st Mopar vs. The World

      Sunday, August 14, 2016 21st Mopar vs. The World

      Saturday, August 20, 2016 Mini Bikes/Test and Tune

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        UPDATE on Time

        UPDATE on Time

        The Ubly Dragway

        4812 S. Ubly Rd.

        Ubly, MI. 48475

        The Polar Bear Race (PBR) October 17-18 2015

        $99.00 for the weekend or $70.00 for 1 day for Top or Mod

        Buy back is $30.00

        No box will be $1000.00 based on 45 cars

        Box/Top et will be pro rated on how many cars

        We are looking to do some box racing this weekend so call all the box cars and friends to come out and make some hits on some new surface.

        Trophy- $30.00

        Buy Back-$10.00

        Junior Dragster-$10.00

        Buy back-$10.00

        There is a 1st or 2nd rd. buy back for all classes

        Gates will open Friday with possible testing. Weather permitting

        Time trials 11 AM and "Run for the money" at 1:00PM

        1st round of eliminations to follow.

        Pot luck dinner Saturday night so please bring a dish to pass

        Fireworks Saturday night so if you have any that you would like to shoot off feel free too.

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          The Ubly Dragway

          The Ubly Dragway

          4812 S. Ubly Rd.

          Ubly, MI. 48475

          The Polar Bear Race (PBR) October 17-18 2015

          $99.00 for the weekend or $70.00 for 1 day for Top or Mod

          Buy back is $30.00

          No box will be $1000.00 based on 45 cars

          Box/Top et will be pro rated on how many cars

          We are looking to do some box racing this weekend so call all the box cars and friends to come out and make some hits on some new surface.

          Trophy- $30.00

          Buy Back-$10.00

          Junior Dragster-$10.00

          Buy back-$10.00

          There is a 1st or 2nd rd. buy back for all classes

          Gates will open Friday with possible testing. Weather permitting

          Time trials 12 noon and "Run for the money" at 1:30PM

          1st round of eliminations to follow.

          Pot luck dinner Saturday night so please bring a dish to pass

          Fireworks Saturday night so if you have any that you would like to shoot off feel free too.

          Trick or Treat for the kids and trailer decorating on Saturday Night!!!

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            4812 S. Ubly Rd

            4812 S. Ubly Rd.

            Ubly, Mi.

            9-4-2015 thru 9-6-2015 Labor Day weekend at The Ubly Dragway

            Here is a breakdown for the labor day weekend at The Ubly Dragway as it will be the last chance to get your tech cards for the 2015 Team finals at US 131. Everything kicks off on Friday with testing and a possible gamblers race. Gates will open on Friday at noon. Gates will open at 9 am Saturday and Sunday with testing at 11 am and run for the money will be at 12:45. Eliminations to follow. Here is the breakdown.

            $1200.00 to win Saturday and Sunday for mod/no box

            Friday night testing starting at 6:30 p.m.

            Mod/No Box-$99.00 weekend or $70.00 for 1 Day

            40 cars for guaranteed pay out

            buy back-$25.00 1st or second rd.

            Last weekend for Top Et/Box class

            $99.00 pro rated or $70.00 for 1 day

            buy back-$25.00 1st or second rd.

            Trophy class

            $30.00 entry fee with a buy back of $10.00

            $100 to win

            $50.00 runner up

            Junior Dragster

            $30.00 entry fee with a buy back of $10.00

            $100 to win

            $50.00 runner up

            Spectator fee

            $15.00 for the weekend or $10.00 for 1 day

            Sunoco 110 on site

            Free camping

            Showers on site

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              4812 S. Ubly Rd

              4812 S. Ubly Rd.

              Ubly, Mi.

              9-4-2015 thru 9-6-2015 Labor Day weekend at The Ubly Dragway

              Here is a breakdown for the labor day weekend at The Ubly Dragway as it will be the last chance to get your tech cards for the 2015 Team finals at US 131. Everything kicks off on Friday with testing and a possible gamblers race. Gates will open on Friday at noon. Gates will open at 9 am Saturday and Sunday with testing at 11 am and run for the money will be at 12:45. Eliminations to follow. Here is the breakdown.

              $1200.00 to win Saturday and Sunday for mod/no box

              Mod/No Box-$99.00 weekend or $70.00 for 1 Day

              40 cars for guaranteed pay out

              buy back-$25.00 1st or second rd.

              Last weekend for Top Et/Box class

              $99.00 pro rated or $70.00 for 1 day

              buy back-$25.00 1st or second rd.

              Trophy class

              $30.00 entry fee with a buy back of $10.00

              $100 to win

              $50.00 runner up

              Junior Dragster

              $30.00 entry fee with a buy back of $10.00

              $100 to win

              $50.00 runner up

              Spectator fee

              $15.00 for the weekend or $10.00 for 1 day

              Sunoco 110 on site

              Free camping

              Showers on site

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                The Ubly Dragway

                The Ubly Dragway

                4812 S. Ubly Rd.

                Ubly, MI. 48475

                July 4-5th Budweiser classic

                $1000.00 to win no box

                Box will be pro rated on car count so calling all box cars bring and lets have some fun.

                Entry fee

                $120.00 to run box or no box and $200.00 to run both classes

                $25.00 buy back first or second rd.

                Trophy-

                $25.00 entry with a first round buy back of $10.00

                Junior dragster

                $10.00 entry with a $10.00 buy back

                Spectator fee-

                $15.00 for both days or $10.00 for 1 day

                Gates open Friday with a possible gamblers race depending on weather.

                Testing kick off at 11Am and eliminations start at 1 PM

                Gates on Saturday and Sunday open at 9AM

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