Chemin du Moulin, Philipsburg, Quebec
Image from Allied Computer Graphics, via Artzooks
Mustang Speedway was not much more
than a track scratched out of a pasture, just North of the Highgate border
crossing, in Philipsburg, PQ. Located on Chemin du Moulin [or Windmill Way], it was a dirt surface, or "terre
battue" as the
French call it. A few Vermonters tried their hand at the track, which would
accept almost any form of car. By the early 1980,s it was long gone. Barney
McRae and I walked the grounds around 1981 - as we were headed up to
Riverside, near Montreal.
At that time, the contour of the track was becoming hard to recognize, the sign was down. and there were only a few remains, including a metal combination flagger's stand and caution light tower, left lying in the dirt along the front stretch. My friend, Magnum, has found only one photo from the place; and I took about three shots the day I was exploring. That appears to be the Austin Dickerman - owned #357; but, the driver cannot be determined.
I sort of "hooked" a photo of the track from Google Map, by photographing the computer screen. It's a lousy photo of a very indistinct contour because years of farming have pretty much wiped out the track's remains.
Google Map Photos
If you really strain your eyes, you can detect an oval track. Turn 2 is the easiest to make out, extending down to the lower right hand corner of the picture.
The front stretch banking, with the
metal flag stand at Mustang
The full shot of the front stretch, from Turn 1.
Turns 3 and 4, with the barn - which
is still visible in the satellite
Lorraine LaBelle Photo
It appears as though the Dickerman 357 is leading an assorted field of cars in possibly "running in" the surface on the new track.
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