Fred Smith collection.
SHANGRI-LA  SPEEDWAY
OWEGO, NY
Tom Schwarz Photo's
These images have been contributed by former competitor
and long time fan Tom Schwarz. Included are personal
photo's taken from Shangri-La in 1947 during a 'big car'
show and I'll add some Fred Smith shots later. Thanks Tom.
George Bouley was the tracks first champ.
Scene's from the pits..
A few missing pics but the rest are good, cars were ultra light..
A good view from the stands.
Thanks Tom, more to come..
7/20/08
Hank Gritzbach had a great day..
And another great article on the event in 1947.
More pictures of Granpa Gritzbach..
The cars and tow vehicles were simple, the smiles obvious.
6/22/08
8/10/08
Flyin Bryan Osgood
It's later... here are some Fred Smith shots..
Dave Kneisal during his asphalt kick..
Always a steady runner, Don Yeingst.
Dutch Hoag with the Turner Brothers Coupe.
MASCC member Frank Mathalia.
9/21/08
Here are some shots from the old Tri-Cities Dragway AKA Airport
located in Union, NY - just down the road from Shangri-La..
Is there any more classic dragster than a '41 Willys??
Mopar dreams..
Chevy II launches ahead of a Mustang.
I don't know who Mr. 289 is but I like his car..
Fuel Injected small block in this rail, I'll bet it meant business..
This 'Vette looks fast..
Brother! What would this 289 Cobra be worth today??
Frank Heeman's Willys - check out the ladder bars..