Big Spring Overview

Historical Highlights

Home of the oldest rod run.

The Settles Hotel

The first self-propelled fire fighting unit in the state of Texas was purchased by the City of Big Spring in 1909. [1]

There is definitely some hot rodding history in Big Spring!

I love running across these stories on the web. But it also grieves me that many if not most of these stories will simply fade away. 

Have you heard of the "Aces Auto Club" or the "Tappet Tickers" car club of Big Spring? Have you heard the story about how an oil man, the Lions Club and the U.S. Air Force rallied around the dream of a few young hot rodders? A dream to bring drag racing to their small West Texas town. Howard DeShazo tells the story. He tells the story because he was there and it was his dream. And sometimes dreams really do come true!

Sometimes Dreams Come True
By Howard DeShazo, 1926 - Dec 10, 2010

For general information about Big Spring:

[1] Howard County History


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