Return to Kingdon
Jerry Napier, left, and Lee Barnard run a practice race against each other on Wednesday at Lodi's Kingdon Drag Strip (now Kingdon Airpark). The drag strip, which shut down in 1978, will return to its glory days on Oct. 7 during "Return to Kingdon: A Day at the Races." (Angelina Gervasi/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 10:00 pm
It was 1953 and Marlon Brando and the Black Rebel Motorcycle
Club were roaring across the silver screens in "The Wild One."
Like a rebel without a cause, James Dean was speeding along in
the much too fast and ill-fated Porsche Spyder that was to become
his death car two years later. A new era of the need for speed -
raw, blindingly fast speed - was just beginning.
Friday, August 18, 2006 10:00 pm.