TOP FUEL dragsters driving on Main Street_Frankenmuth, MI_2009_ShBoom
Watch as several top fuel dragsters make there way down Main St. for the
kickoff parade of the 2009 Frankenmuth Auto Fest. Right behind them are the
COLOR ME GONE and GRATIOT AUTO SUPPLY race cars. To bring up the end of the
parade is the crazy SHBOOM GONE WILD and the original flame throwin'
ShBOOM. They are all quite the sight!
When the stars line up in front of me, I just have to record it.
I have no choice.
And this was one of those moments.
I don't know if this will ever happen again. I certainly hope it will--and
in front of the grandstands at some selected NHRA events. For you see, you
just don't see this happening at all-- when you look back at how unlikely
it is that the car and the driver would still be around in 2012!
Take the driver, Don Prudhomme. How many times did he make full passes in
a top fuel dragster or funny car? And for how many years?
In short, it's a miracle that he is in one piece, after all that--and he
is! Thank goodness!
Then the car:
The Greer, Black, and Prudhomme dragster, built by Kent Fuller and raced
from 1962 through 1964, with the original partners, it ran up an incredible
record at southern California tracks of 81 wins and only 8 loses!
(According to Phil Burgess) Then lengthened--bought and raced as the
"Bonanza" for a while, eventually stripped of it's motor and left sitting
for years. Restored by Steve Davis, bought by Bruce Meyer--How likely is
it that it would be allowed to join up with "Snake" for this moment?
Pretty unlikely--except that it's owner Bruce Meyer, is a good friend of
Don's, and after hearing about Rick MacDonald, they gave him the nod to
bring the car to the track, and push start it to life. Now the driver
could have been someone else....but it wasn't.
That's what makes this fire up so significant.
And like I said: All we can do is hope that this mind blowing moment will
happen again at a track near you.
And if you hear they are coming, better "Make the Scene". For the chance
may not come again.
Like an old legendary cowboy on a white horse in your local parade. And
all you need to do is what you did when you were a kid: Sit on the curb
and watch him go by.
427 Comets and Thunderbolts
A few clips of 64-65 427 Mercury Comets and 64 Ford Thunderbolts. Ronnie
Sox Jack Chrisman Dyno
Don Nicholson Eddie Schartman Bill Lawton Al Joniec
1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
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Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 1969 NHRA U.S.
Nationals. Narrated by the late Steve Evans. Qualifying and eliminations
featuring Top Fuel Winner Don Prudhomme, Runner-up Kelly Brown; Top Gas
Winner Domenic Santucci, Runner-up Phil Hobbs; Funny Car Winner Danny
Ongais, Runner-up Rich Siroonian; Super Eliminator Winner George
Montgomery, Runner-up Ron Ellis; Competition Eliminator Winner Terry
Fritsch, Runner-up Neil Ellis; Street Winner Glen Self; Runner-up Carroll
Caudle; Super Stock Winner Ronnie Sox, Runner-up Ron Mancini; Stock Winner
Bill Morgan; Runner-up Tom Neja.
Drag racing from the 60s.
Don Prudhomme's Car Collection & Race Shop Tour!
Take an inside look at Don Prudhomme's race shop in Vista, CA with Snake as
he gives information about many of the dragsters and funny cars in his
collection. He also provides up-close looks at both of the original,
restored Snake & Mongoose 1967 Dodge D700 Hot Wheels Ramp Trucks!
GASSERS OF THE '50's '60's '70's
Nine minute promo from the full length (105 min) video available through
Jim Amos' Bee On Video. You will find a mix of nationally famous cars as
well as regional and local cars from around the country. We have included
footage from thirty-eight different tracks in the USA and Canada. Real car
sounds fully narrated. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this
promo clip which only includes car sounds.
Sportsman Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
The grass roots of Drag Racing, the weekend warriors, my old racin'
buddies, as we were 25 or 30 years ago. Includes some exhibition cars too.
These are pictures and video that I took at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI,
Central Michigan Dragway in Stanton MI, Brainerd International Raceway in
Brainerd Minnesota, and Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis IN. The
soundtrack is just me jammin' on some Foreigner and Police.
1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video.
Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous and not-so-famous
muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties.
Digitized and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.
The Power of Top Fuel Dragsters
I took this shoot at Tierp Arena the 11th June 2011 during a TF Dragster
qualification round, this particular round is between Risto Poutianien and
First i show the dragsters on their way to stageing line then i place my
Casio EX-F1 on the edge of the bench aiming on my water bottle and after
the earthquake i show the scoreboard.. enjoy :)