Pictures and movies that I took of some Fuel Altereds back in the '60s. The most evil handling cars known to man, the fuel altereds were banned by NHRA over 30 years ago. I was fortunate to get to see and photograph these beasts in action. If you are interested in the history of these legendary vehicles, check out these websites. They have hundreds of pictures (much better than mine) and stories of these brave men and their machines.
For the soundtrack I'm jammin on Bad Company's Gone Gone Gone. I hope you like it! Thanks for watching!
Winged Express AA/FA
The very famous Winged Express Fuel Altered piloted by Mike Boyd. Footage
from many years, Includes that heart wrenching moment in 2005 when we
watched the front wheel come off and the Wing hit the wall. Mike was okay,
it was sad to see the Wing so badly damaged. One of the most iconic cars
in drag racing history. The Wing was restored and is again doing what it
WFAN11 - World Fuel Altered Nationals 2011
The 2011 World Fuel Altered Nationals in Eddyville, Iowa was yet again
another successful annual event with organizer Scott Gaulter (owner of the
Nitro Madness machine) doing an amazing job once again. I bring some of the
craziest fuel altereds in the Midwest to the event, including Nitro
Madness, Sundown, Harold Thompson Jr, Purple Haze, Cheaper Than Therapy,
and Sudden Debt!
Nitro Mania-The WInged Express Fuel Altered
It is the King of Nostagia Drag Racing, The WInged Express Nitro fuel
altered has been delighting drag racing fans since the 1960's, catch a
glimpse of the lastest version with driver Mike Boyd.
going to the crusher
time stands still and the chrome still shines........the crusher patiently
Freight Train fires up at 2008 CHRR
Legendary twin engined gas dragster the Freight Train fires up in the pits.
While it doesn't have the cackle of the nitro cars, the "whomp" of 16
cylinders of small block chevy and the cloud of blackie carbon is pretty
awesome...not to mention the engineering feat of linking and synching two
V8s is a neat deal. One of the few gas dragsters that made top fuelers
nervous when running for Top Eliminator.
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
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Nostalgia Drag Racing - Mike Boyd driving the Winged Express Nitro Fuel
Altered during exhibition pass on Saturday afternoon of 2012 Bakersfield
March Meet. Bakersfield, California - Nitro
2012 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Winged Express, Fuel
Altered, Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Brought to you
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Cacklin' PURE HELL AA/FA
Rich Guasco's "PURE HELL" AA Fuel Altered cackles at the Goodguy's West
Coast Nats in Pleasanton, CA (8/21/09).
Alaskan AA Fuel Altered crash
The Alaskan Grizzly Racing Team from Fairbanks run the Alaskan Grizzly
AA/FA against their second AA/FA car named "Spare Parts" with Jamie &
Marty Bodenstadt driving against each other at Alaska Raceway Park on July
1, 2012. Spare Parts car breaks loose hitting the wall and takes Marty on a
wild ride. Go Pros were mounted on both cars for different views. This vid
will show why you need safety gear and chassis to specs to protect the
drivers. Marty came out of this unscathed.
EJ POTTER - THE MICHIGAN MADMAN - V8 CHEVY MOTORCYCLE DRAGSTRIP
The Original... The Man... The Legend on his V8 Chevy motorcycle, being
clocked at "only" 146 mph, thanks to a slippery track surface.
From a two-hour video available from EJ Potter himself.
His book is also well worth owning, see the order info at the end of this
April 30, 2012 update:
SAD NEWS, ladies and gentlemen - Elon J.Potter has died at the age of 71.
The world has lost a truly unique individual.
Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s
This is an updated version of my video "Drag Racing In The '60s part 3". I
made that video about three years ago and since then I have upgraded my
photo and video editing software. I have been able to clean up the photos
and video a bit and I added sound to the movies that I extracted from some
recent video I took at the drags. I thought it would be fun to add some
sound to the old 8mm movies. I also made it widescreen. The soundtrack is
me jammin' on some Booker T and the MGs and CCR.