1969 KING COBRA ROD & CUSTOM CLUB
The King Cobra Rod and Custom Club was formed in 1969 with the aim of promoting Hot Rodding and Drag Racing in the Northern Territory.
HUGHES AIRFIELD DRAG STRIP
Drag racing initially started off at the disused World War 2 Hughes Airfield thirty two miles South of Darwin, This airstrip was originally built by the 808th Engineer Aviation Battalion between the 16th of March 1942 until the 13th of April 1942. life was short lived at the Hughes Airfield and the club moved on to the Livingston Airfield another 2 miles further South.
2010 HUGHES AIRFIELD DRAG STRIP LOCATION
The Hughes Airfield is now a base for fire fighting aircraft.
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LIVINGSTONE AIRFIELD DRAG STRIP
The club shifted its operations to the disused World War 2 Livingston Airfield thirty four miles south of Darwin, This airstrip was also built by the 808th Engineer Aviation Battalion between the 16th of March 1942 and the 13th of April 1942.
By 1983 the strip surface was failing and past its use by date, The new Hidden Valley drag strip was planned and was well under way by 1984 and opened in 1985.