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    1-4-22 preparing New T Shirt order . Costs have risen, future costs will be $25 for small - XL.  Mike Wahl raced Black 57 Chev passed 11-28-20.
      Every Friday Cruise Night  1116 Army Post Rd. Des Moines, in Church Parking lot.  2022 Season
    If you know anything about Vern Moats' Red Baron car, please contact me!
   Window decals for your car- same logo as on front of T Shirts, see T Shirt page for details. became available 6-3-11.
   I am looking for 3 issues of Hawkeye Racing News 7-13-67, 9-7-67, 10-12-67.
    (515) 285-9745   or  Larry49@dwx.com         A cover story on DMD was in City View 9-24-09

1958 Ajax in right lane, Dex Piper in Straw Hat, Al Sutton's 38 Chev prkd on side Albright flagging

Joe and Lee Wray's Dragster on DMD 5-1-66 Frmly owned by Ralph Rowe later owned by Dave Wicker

After racing the above rail in 66 Lee bought this Firebird in March 67 raced it @ DMD & Humbodt

Click on picture to enlarge it.
Vern Moats' Anglia and 55 Chev, in 1966

Will RACE AGAIN in the 2011 season!
1962, Jim & Jerry Grove's 40 Willys, Ft Dodge, IA This car was at the 2008 DMD Reunion.


Lou Bredesky's points winning 24 T Rdstr,
GMC in-line 6 cyl in 1958.


Chuck McGuire's 34 Chev in 1962 pwrd
by Ajax's blown SBC. The car was in the
Dec 1957 Hot Rod mag when it was
Studebaker powered.


 My name is Larry, you can call me at (515) 285-9745 if you wish to talk about the Des Moines Dragway.

 I am constructing a history of the strip, so I am seeking photos, videos, newsletters, stories, testimonials, etc.  I am also having T Shirts, Calendars & Decals made, let me know if you are interested in one.  Thanks!

updated 1-4-22 
 Cruise location History:  The car cruise nights that were at Hardees (SW9 & Army Post) since about 1992, ended in 2010.
They were moved to Culvers & Boss Hawg's on SE 14th St, beginning Friday night May 6, 2011.  Then that location was cancelled.  
  As of 11-8-11  Boss Hawgs  closed for the winter & looked for a new location.  Coggeshell Chiropractic (1st bldg West of Hardees)
has been torn down.  Hardees has built a new restaurant & a Kum & Go has been built. We are still meeting in Parking lot
at 1116 Army Post Rd. for 2022. Bring your special car or just come to spectate. 

 Summer Events= Des Moines area Cruises:   Wed: Bennigan's Merle Hay Rd, Thur: VFW on NE 66th,    
Fri: 1116 Army Post Rd.  One Sat a month, ck schedule: Bank on W side of hwy 69 across from Walmart in Indianola.  
           What Great 2016 weather, we Cruised into Nick's through Nov 17, 2016!   2017 we met Feb & Black Friday 11-24-17

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