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Bangshiftin’ & Roadtrippin’ (Down Memory Lane): 1973 NHRA Summernationals Photo Gallery

The gang at Bangshift outdid themselves with this one.

After Canadian photographer Bob Boudreau shared with the Bangshift team a bunch of early 1970s photos he took at New England Dragway in Epping, NH; he mentioned that he also had a stash of unpublished photos from the 1973 NHRA Summernationals from Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

“We cried for joy and then asked him to send us the photos,” Editor-in-Chief Brian Lohnes wrote.

Some of you may have been children in the stands at these events, as one guy said in the comments beneath the BangShift gallery.

(Photos by Bob Boudreau via

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  1. Gregory. B. says:

    Thank you. The great old days.!

  2. Oh Man, That is a great find!

  3. Larry collette says:

    Sudden Thunder is my brothers car 1953 Chevy 4 door! I’m so happy I found this!

  4. bruce sandberg says:

    You guys have any 1973 Ford falcons that ran that year my brother just bought one that ran there in 73. Thanks much if you might

  5. Thank you for the great photos. I am looking for a photo of a BB/G gas Opel GT I believe it was either blue or purple I wonder if you have a photo of that car, it ran all around that area.

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