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Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: January 5, 2019 02:57

Is the speedway still there? Going to the Frisco area in a few weeks and it's only like 35 minutes away from me. Anyone know if it's worth going to and snap a few pics?

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: January 5, 2019 03:24

It's no longer a racetrack but the area of the concert is still there and open, but don't know if anyone can just go there and see it. Might be on private land.


plexi

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: mosthigh ()
Date: January 5, 2019 05:03

It closed in 2008. Might still be a few roaches, broken glass, and teeth lying under the dirt.

[www.sfgate.com]

It's on Google maps.

[www.google.com]

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: DeanGoodman ()
Date: January 5, 2019 06:29

Everything was there when I showed up about 2 years ago - the track, other ruins, and the Altamont signage makes great pix. The place has an eerie ghost-town vibe, which is appropriate. There was a small gate with a "private property" sign, but that's no problem. Even if it's sunny, dress warmly. It's windy up there.

[www.deangoodman.com]

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: Carnaby ()
Date: January 5, 2019 06:42


Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: Kennedy ()
Date: January 5, 2019 06:44

The track is closed, but it is all still there, completely intact. I just drove by recently.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: January 5, 2019 09:22

So long as Stones fans will sit through Melvin Belli's real estate phone conversation, a little of Altamont Speedway will always live on.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: January 5, 2019 09:36

Thanks folks.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: StonedInTokyo ()
Date: January 5, 2019 11:22

Drone footage from three months ago.

[www.youtube.com]

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: January 5, 2019 18:00

Word of advice, go early in the day. After 3PM it will take 90 minutes or more from SF (not Frisco, that's in Texas) due to commute traffic.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: JJHMick ()
Date: January 6, 2019 16:50

Great drone video! Where had the stage been then?

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: January 6, 2019 19:35

Very nice to see the video. Thanks!

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: slakka ()
Date: February 16, 2019 04:20

Is Swiss still there? What happened to Swiss??

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: lem motlow ()
Date: February 16, 2019 07:31

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daspyknows
Word of advice, go early in the day. After 3PM it will take 90 minutes or more from SF (not Frisco, that's in Texas) due to commute traffic.
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Ha ha, you must be a local.I was gonna give JJ Flash a heads up to NOT say the word “Frisco” within 500 miles of San Francisco.you can get away with San Fran and if you wanna get on their good side say “the city”.(if you say “the town” that means Oakland)but Frisco will get you eye rolls and sarcasm,like daspy said, it’s outside of Dallas.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: SKILLS ()
Date: February 16, 2019 11:18

That Video of Altamont is really revealing.



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Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: February 16, 2019 16:39

Quote
JJHMick
Great drone video! Where had the stage been then?
If you go to 2:00 in the video, I think the stage was at the far end of the field.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Date: February 17, 2019 00:18

I stopped by there last year. It looks empty but there's still an Altamont sign and a little entrance that remains locked.It was hard to imagine the activity way back in 1969.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: SKILLS ()
Date: February 17, 2019 01:24

Quote
MrEcho
Quote
JJHMick
Great drone video! Where had the stage been then?
If you go to 2:00 in the video, I think the stage was at the far end of the field.

[www.youtube.com]

From 1:05 til 1:08 it's at the top left of the frame, the open field sloping down and again the top of the frame sloping from left to right down to where the stage was set up, various photo's online can give you your bearings as the highway behind the Speedway is unchanged.

I wonder what it's worth, it's still in the middle of nowhere between Tracy, Livermore and what looks like a fairly newish subdivision called Mountain House.

Any Northern Californian's out there with any info

I see that a Teen Driving Safety Organization leases it from time to time next event soon 24/2/2019 [getrealbehindthewheel.com]

Still a few spots available for your teen if your a local



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Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: marianna ()
Date: February 17, 2019 02:44

A racetrack is probably contaminated with years-worth of toxic chemicals from petroleum products. In California, the sites of old gas stations have to remove contaminated soil. A site that large would cost many millions to clean. That may be part of the reason it remains as it is.

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: SKILLS ()
Date: February 17, 2019 03:42

Hmmm I could lease it for Dec 6, it wouldn't cost much, drag in a Outdoor Screen and put on "Gimme Shelter", being the 50th anniversary.

I'll inquire with Janus Films re: License as I wouldn't wan't to cross them or The Stones Organization, as a friend once did with scary threats of compensation



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Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: February 17, 2019 04:22

Are we still here?

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: February 17, 2019 05:18

if that @#$%& who took the drone footage touches my bike he's gonna wish he dint mann, you peeple wanna have fun or whutt.
big dude, he said the singer ("if you can call it that')
'dances like a chick," but he thinks the rest or them are ok,
and likes the long instrumentals for a bit of the ultra-violence dear droogies.
Of course, "Going Drone' is a particular favorite.
He also digs 'Out of Our Heads,' but not any of the songs, just the Title.
He says it's a way or life, brotherman.
He's pretty pissed that it only had 11 songs tho.
YEH, i tried that.
didn't want to hear it.
'look brotherman hippie shit, "heart of stones" was already on 'NOW,' dig?!
wtf is it doing on giving head?"
"That's 'out of our heads,' Grinder." (I tried again and again).
"It's a ripoff man."
'Not if you really like that song, Grinder; you see, in context with the other songs on that side, well, then...'
'A well is where I'm going to drop your body son.'
"Yep a ripoff I meant.'



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Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: February 17, 2019 05:22



Hey SKILLS …. Harley the dog could be the special guest …



ROCKMAN

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: SKILLS ()
Date: February 17, 2019 05:51

Haha Rock, Well if we can dig him up, we'll have him as a very special guest. Along with the tripped out biker with the beard and the jaw that would stop moving, now he was gone.

Actually it'd be a blast but it'd have to be a bit on the D.L. or half of Haight Asbury would reemerge for a nostalgia "Trip", although half of them are long gone



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Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: February 17, 2019 12:03

A lustful angel...


Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: SKILLS ()
Date: February 17, 2019 13:50

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His Majesty
A lustful angel...


San Quentin..oh

Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: February 17, 2019 19:43

Don't forget to dig up this guy!


Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: February 17, 2019 19:59

Quote
JJHMick
Great drone video! Where had the stage been then?

Right down there, can't miss it!


Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: February 18, 2019 19:46

Quote
2000 LYFH
Quote
JJHMick
Great drone video! Where had the stage been then?

Right down there, can't miss it!


whoo hoo, there's my 2nd cousin and her ex-husband by the van!!
Hated that mustache; he looks like a dip, right?
glad she left him.



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Re: Is Altamont still there?
Posted by: mccparty ()
Date: February 19, 2019 00:41

Quote
J.J.Flash
Is the speedway still there? Going to the Frisco area in a few weeks and it's only like 35 minutes away from me. Anyone know if it's worth going to and snap a few pics?

Glad you are coming to the City. Please don't call it 'Frisco'! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out (nobody here calls it that). You might want to check out Melvin Belli's old law offices. It has since changed hands, but you can still look through the front window and see the interior where some of the scenes were filmed.

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