Dan Franks' Tribute To
Gerald Leazenby Lotsa PICS!!
Cool Playland Stuff:
Race Results dating back to 1947, Most of 68-77 are here.
Memorabilia Brochure and Centennial Program
History Page Lots of info!
1956 NASCAR RACE Did you see it?
ODDS and ENDS emails and such.
Playland Cars Today Where are they now?
If you know the location of ANY of the old Playland cars, coupes, Bronco cars, Super stocks, Get pictures and send them to me! Let's get them out of mothballs (or ditches) and onto the track. e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are several OPEN race events each year to race 'em .
Please Support these Businesses!!
Main Street Cafe 102 So. Main Street in council bluffs.
For you bikers out there...
VIETNAM VETS M/C
If you are a Vietnam Era Vet, contact us through our website:
Tell them "RACER" sent you!
Join the Patriot Guard. It's free to join. You don't need to be a veteran or a motorcycle rider. Just need to respect the service and sacrifice of others. www.patriotguard.org
Welcome Playland Speedway Fans! To my tribute to the late, great Playland Speedway. With the help of many good folks, we hope to bring you a glimpse of the storied past of Playland Speedway. There are hours of reading here!
Click on picture to see Playland Aerial Photos
Council Bluffs Drive-In - dedicated to the last drive-in in the entire area. The drive-in is closed forever, replaced by Google's "water-feature".
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You'll find the web pages of nearly 40 Playland Drivers HERE!!
the playland t-shirts are Nearly gone and for sale locally only.
Questions? email email@example.com
Lee Ackerman from the Nebraska Racing hall of Fame recently sent writeups on Bud Burdick, Bob Burdick and Bob Kosiski that appear in the driver pages .
My Baby The "DEVIL WOMAN" 46 Ford Coupe
I do a little racing myself, as a member of GOTRA since 1997. www.gotra.com I've been racing coupes on dirt tracks within a 150 +/- mile radius of Council Bluffs. My son Jeremy started racing a few years ago as well. VISIT BACKYARD RACING our pages dedicated to our vintage racing effort.
SUPPORT BACKYARD RACING....
Playland Speedway was originally a dog track. The dog track was started by none other than infamous gangland czar Meyer Lansky, who in 1941, spent $50,000 building the Council Bluffs dog track and grandstand. The Dodge Park Kennel Club was it's name........ Click here to visit the History Page for the rest of the story!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the moral support I've received from folks like Howard Koziol, Darrell Taylor, Dave Hellerich and Dave Hubbard, Don Ronk and the Vandoorns. Other behind the scenes folks like Kim Elder and Kim Robey who have helped get the "Big Ones", Glenn Robey a "big one" himself who put me on to Bobby Parker, and Bud Pash.
Note from Dan: Glenn Robey's Alpine serves great broasted chicken, and is located on Calhoun Road, north of the 30th st exit off I-680 in Omaha, Ne. Visit Glenn if you get the chance. Tell him Dan Franks sent you. Hopefully, he won't hold that against you!