Elgin Celebrates 100 Years

Elgin Celebrates 100 Years

There are 44 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Elgin Celebrates 100 Years. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

' One hundred years of history compressed to the strokes of a paintbrush. Elgin celebrates it's centennial this year and to commemorate it, a local painter is putting a mural of the town up on the oldest ...

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Brooklyn, NY

#42 May 21, 2010
Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken! Blaney Drag Strip! S&S Automotive! Bitchin' 69 Camaro that his 15 year old daughter drove during the week!
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Cambridge, Canada

#43 Apr 9, 2011
Commenter wrote:
I have alot of old pictures of the Blaney drag strip days... Jet cars and trucks.. wow... I'm old
Hi Commentor, could you email me at jrstk@hotmail.com, Im looking for photos from Elgin that would have been taken back when.
Thank you

Since: Dec 10

United States

#44 Jun 25, 2011
That is just great. Congratulations to Elgin!

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#45 Mar 3, 2012
rebel roy wrote:
hey i remember that car. i met the guy one time but dont remember his name. he ran out of campbells speed shop for a while. i saw it there one time with the hood off. i remember he had somekind of offenhauser manifold that i had never seen before or since with monster 4 barles on it. believe it or not he ran this car on the street some. fastest thing i had ever seen and still streetable. if i can think of his name i,ll let you know.
im pretty sure that was david riley; he worked at campbells speed shop and then ran po boys speed shop both in columbia. yes that was one bad ford and he did drive it on the street in eau claire where his grandmother lived. you could hear him coming a mile away!! as well as i remember the front u-joint snapped one day at blaney and he endoed and totaled the car! david died of heart failure at around 58 years old.

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