Lions Drag Strip incredible Grand Premier accidents 1972
Season opening Grand Premier at Lions Drag Strip in Janaury 1972 marked the return of NHRA sanction to the world famous Wilmington/Long Beach, CA racetrack. Incredible clip is from Part 1 (of 3 part) video documentary "Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip", and shows the unusual amount of accidents that took place, thanks to veteran lensman Paul Sadler and Dave Kerr. Lions would close after its 17-year run just eleven months later.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet Tony Noto Grumpy's Toy Crash
Real bummer this car crashed. Tony Noto in his 1974 Grumpy's Toy Vega Pro Stock replica. This was hands down my favorite car at the March Meet. My dad had a Popular Hot Rodding centerfold of this car in my room when I was a kid. Let's hope Tony will rebuild...I want to see more Nostalgia Pro Stock cars like this one with the vintage wheels and dry hops (something you don't see anymore).
I hope everyone likes my little Diamond P replay tribute.
Funny Car runs over crew!
This video is of Funny Car owner Dale Harsins of Boise Idaho being ran over by his car at Woodburn Dragstrip at the 1st annual night of fire races in Woodburn Oregon on july 30th 2011.
If you watch the video frame by frame you will see the cars laft rear tire run over the crew member and the owner of the car is hit and dragged along till the driver gets car stopped.
Biggest Drag Race Crash Ever:
http://www.cartitans.com this has got to be the biggest drag race crash in all history. The dragster car on the left is completely blown up in the accident.
Don Garlits - Close Calls
A look into the close calls of Don Garlits' life and racing career. All credits to Main Event Video and Dean Papadeas.
A truly 'bizarre' Drag Racing Accident
Jacque Bidard, an experienced drag racer, knocks himself 'out-cold' during a ferocious start line launch and, whilst still unconscious, he unfortunately keeps his foot firmly planted on the throttle pedal - with disastrous results!
Event: the 'Nitro-Olympics' - held over the 1/8th mile distance drag strip.
Circuit: The Hockenheim, German Grand Prix circuit.
WHEELS OF FIRE
Wheels of Fire is a 1970s drag racing movie that has a mix of fact, fiction and excellent camera work that entertains its audience with big names of the sport like "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme, Billy Meyer and Richard Tharp. The DVD is now available at DragStalgia.com
PINKS All Out Drag Racing CRASH
See what happens when a Camaro looses control and crashes into its Mustang competitor. Want more? Catch PINKS All Out on SPEED. Airs Thursdays at 8pm (5pm PT). http://www.speedtv.com/programs/pinks-all-out /