Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Meeting the Man Who Originally BUILT and Owned Our Abandoned Speedway in the 70's!!

Main Meeting the Man Who Originally BUILT and Owned Our Abandoned Speedway in the 70's!!

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    Meet Gene Tharpe, the man who originally built Desoto Speedway! Today he gives us a tour and talks about the track’s history! Cleetus Merch!

    Cleetus McFarland

    New Freedom Factory hats and โ€œREDNECK ENGINEERโ€ shirts available here!! https://www.cleetusmcfarland.com/

    soinhu foitu

    7:40 Cleetus wasn't sure what gypsum was but didn't question it. I only knew it was rock but nothing more

    Tyler LeDrew

    Shoulda took him for a ride around it in the Dale truck

    Nzbro R.

    Just a suggestion bro,..put roofs or shades over the bleachers because no shade from the sun sux haha,


    before you make the Dale truck go straight , throw it around this track and see if you can get close to 12 seconds!


    What an ol school hard workin man. Big heart massive soul. Big dick. Oops to much. Fair play to him.


    can we get FF in the chat

    Tyler Swartz

    My dads name is Stanley swartz

    throttle bottle

    DING, fuses up the poles in the back housings. did I not just mention boom truck or best friends with local sparky LOL

    Christopher Bassell

    Do him well …Give him free tickets for life… Cleetus!! Good day!! My friend ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค ๐Ÿค 


    Those blueprints are so cool there begging to be framed and hung in the meeting room with the big table.


    Always cool to the history of a place and see how it was made / came to be .

    Loose Screw Lab

    Huge ๐Ÿ‘ bro!! Awesome history !! Can't wait til it finally opens, and new memories are made at the Freedom Factory!!!! Thanks for the the autograph at the the Houston show!!!! It was sick!!! My lil man stole my hat cause you signed it !!!! Can't wait til the next show!!

    Cody Keefer

    If there isnโ€™t anything on that 10 acre patch you could make a dirt bike track


    Those old BP's gave me chills. Ultra awesome!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘


    That is so cool! What an awesome opportunity to meet him. Old dudes are the coolest!

    Jose Ocampo

    What about self resetting breakers.

    Jose Ocampo

    You guys should have been wearing white gloves and using tongs to turn the pages of the blueprints. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ


    That is one hell of a nose

    Brandon Ducre

    I Am black but I still dig your videos come out with more t shirts names lol keep up the good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

    James Roberts

    My civic could def. Do that in 12 sec

    buslife brett

    If youre not first. Youre last.


    Trending…. Damn son!


    You think that 12 seconds is fast on a dragstrip ? Wait until you see 30 cars going 5/8 mile in 12 seconds and turning around and coming back 6 inches away from each other. That gets exciting!


    You should name something at the track after him. Like Gene Corner, or Tharpe Concession or something like that.

    John Shields Jr.

    You need to use the shape of the track in the logo somehow.

    Ptao Tom

    I like how cleetus is trying to make it an emotional/historical moment for the guy. "when was the last time you walked the track out here" – Dude answers "couple years ago" L


    Should have taken him for a rip around it.

    Dennis Knight

    At what point can we afford a decent camera/mic so we don't hear all the wind?


    These historic videos need to be twice as long

    Timothy Thayer

    It would be so cool to see him be a regular at the Freedom Factory.

    Jeffrey Reynolds

    Cleetus – Gene and all those things he bought about the original construction are priceless. Try and keep those original drawings in as good a condition as you can. I saw a London Hospital display the original drawings of each floor opposite the lifts on each floor after modernisation – the effect was amazing and had far more impact than youโ€™d think.

    stranger kids

    i bet there is a monshine bunker under turn3

    SL Investors

    Tbh I just canโ€™t sit through your videos any more sine you bought the track. Actually started boring since the building of the drift cars. The leaf blower one had 3 sets of commercials to see s leaf blower.


    I would certianly look into surge protection, lowering the fuse box to the bottom and a large grounding ring, for lightning protection less fuses, less need for bucket truck, and all around better electrical system. Ground the whole system, will also lessen electrical fires as well.

    Tom Joslin

    WIND SCREEN on the mic ๐Ÿ™„

    Richard Wolfe

    Remember gypsum is full of asbestos

    Jay Swisher

    He needs to drive one of Cleetusโ€™ car on that track

    Chris Palla
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