Vintage Drag Race Footage of "The Lemon," the 1960 AHRA National Champion in A/Altered Class
"The Lemon" was a '33 Ford Coupe with an injected Olds engine that competed in the AHRA A/Altered Class in 1959 and 1960, owned and driven by Jerry Ross, founder of the industrial chemical division of HyperKuhl SuperCoolant. The car ran mostly in the low 11's, and in 1960 won the national championship in the A/Altered class at the AHRA Nationals in Kansas City.
4,000hp Camaro Walkaround
The Procharger / XS Power Camaro showed up at the office today. 4,000hp of raw destruction. They don't actually crank the car which I apologize for. However, here's a video of a 8,000HP Funny Car scaring the shit out of us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hNknvmiItw
Drag Racing - Pacific Raceways 1963
Video from the Mothers Day drag races, May 12th 1963 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington. This was shot by a friend of my parents, Tex Steere, who asked me to help convert it for him and has graciously allowed me to post it on YouTube.
Vintage Drag Racing, 1955 World Series of Drag Racing
Footage of the 1955 World Series of Drag Racing in Lawrenceville, IL. Includes Art Arfons' Green Monster 2, a 20 foot long, six wheeled car powered by a 2000 horsepower Allison aircraft engine. It was hitting 100 miles per hour in the quarter mile at this event. Green Monster Number 2 was painted by Arfons' mother to resemble the World War II Curtiss P-40 Flying Tigers fighter airplane, with an open mouth showing large teeth. The top speed of the car was estimated at 270 miles per hour, and it could reach 140 miles per hour in eight seconds from a standing start. Running on passenger car tires, the car required four wheels on the rear drive axle to withstand the power. At the World Series of Drag Racing in Lawrenceville, Illinois, it clocked the highest top speed at 132.35 mph, and eventually went on to a world record of 145.16 mph.
Doug Kerhulas' last drag race-National Trail 1984
Kerhulas' meeting with the NHRA's ill conceived aircraft style arresting nets caused a closed head injury which ended his career. As Kerhulas' head was thrust forward from the quick slowdown the metal cables from the top of the net rebounded and hit him in the helmet at a very high speed.
He was a second round winner in the race.
This was Doug's last race as noted in National Dragster Magazine, cutting short a rising career. He recovered fully from his injuries.
Vintage Drag Racing 1959 - Oldies Music
*Special thanks, credit and respect go to "HyperKuhl" for the use of this incredible and rare film footage.
Vintage Drag Racing 1959 AHRA Nationals
Songs: In order heard...
1957 Black Slacks Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones
1964 Mixed-Up Shook-Up Girl-Pattie & the Emblems
1958 Trickle Trickle-The Videos
1966 Mexican Shuffle-Herb Alpert
The Gasser Wars At Indy
Pictures and movies that I took at the US Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park in the late 60s. The three pictures that are not mine, at 4:30, 4:35, and 5:13, are from gassermadness.com. Check it out, it's an awesome site!
For the soundtrack, I'm jammin' on "Shakin All Over", a song originally written and recorded by the British group Johnny Kidd and the Pirates in 1960 and covered by dozens of other groups over the years. Thanks for watching!
vintage drag racing
some really cool vintage drag racing pic's I've come across and put into video form for your enjoyment....
60's Drag Racing
Gassers (I was really into the Willys coupes!), Early Funny Cars, some Stockers, Rails, and more, taken when I was just a kid. Most are from the NHRA Nationals in Indy, some from Great Lakes Dragway, and from US 131 in Martin, Michigan. The Hemi Under Glass is a hand-out, not an original photo.
DRAG RACING WHEN IT WAS FUN!
Five minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos' Bee On Video. Drag Racing action from the 1960s at various drag strips: Pocono Drag Lodge, Pocono Raceway, Kel-Rica, Wind Gap, Vargo, Numidia, Island, Forty Fort, Maple Grove, Tri Cities. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds. www.beeonvideo.com
Vintage footage of the 1963 Smokers Fuel & Gas Championships at Bakersfield.
Vintage Drag Racing: Late 1960's - Early 1970's (Jeff Beck "Big Block")
This piece is based on 1960's and 1970's Drag Racing photographs by Charles L. Gilchrist, and is dedicated to "Piston Heads" and "Gear Jammers" all over the world. enjoy!
Produced by CG Imaging
Music "Big Block" by Jeff Beck from the album "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop".
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