1962 Plymouth Belvedere Missouri Kid Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip. A blast from the past this very clean plymouth belvedere on the 1/8 mile at barona drag strip.Starting with the 1962 model year, all full-size Plymouths were "downsized", with more compact outside dimensions. Despite the "common sense" that such an idea makes, American car buyers at the time were in the thought mode of "Bigger is Better," and sales of these models suffered. However, the big block V8-engined (426) Belvederes proved to be a terror on the track, and became a desirable drag race car due to its lightweight body.
1963 and 1964 models used the same unibody platform as the '62s, but were restyled to look longer and wider.
The 1964 Belvedere (and corresponding Fury hardtop coupes) featured a new "slant-back" roofline that proved to be popular, and sales improved significantly over '62 and '63.
The 1964 Belvedere is also notable for being the car used to introduce the 426 Chrysler Hemi engine, which used a canted large-valve arrangement. This was such a significant high-RPM breathing improvement that Hemi-equipped Plymouth Belvederes won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at NASCAR's 1964 Daytona race. One of the winning drivers was the famous Richard Petty.
RENEGADE SERIES #7, TEST and TUNE
GAMBLER GRUDGE RACING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1959 Plymouth Sport Fury - Test Drive & Review
Since I am into more things than just RC I thought this might be a great
way to expand the channel a little.
I have been wanting to do a review and drive of a long time member of the
family. This is the old man's 1959 Plymouth he has had.. well basically
since 1959. I hope you enjoy seeing this "old bomb" as he calls it.
Fury V-800 Super-Pak V8;
318ci - 260hp / 345tq.
Torqueflite automatic trans
2.93:1 Axle ratio.
Music: Provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Truck Fest 2013: Smokey Big Rigs Burnouts & Drag Racing Revealed
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) When you think of a Big Rig Semi...you probably
don't immediately think of drag racing...or do you? This weekend at
Bandimere Speedway just outside of Denver, Colorado hundreds of Big Rig
Semi trucks lined up on the drag strip to see which one is the kind of the
mile high drag strip and which one is the fastest mile high pickup
dragster. Can a big rig run a sub 20 second quarter mile? You bet. Can a
big rig run a sub 15 mile....no problem. Can a Big Rig run a sub 10 second
time? You'll have to watch the video to find out. In another fun and
informative TFLtruck video we see what happens when the Big Rig Semi Trucks
line up behind the Christmas Tree.
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SEMA Drag Race: Hellcat vs Blasphemi vs Jeep FC vs Sonic! - 2014 SEMA Week Ep. 5
We've reached the final day of 2014 SEMA Week brought to you by 76, and
only we would dare to bring this ridiculous mix of vehicles together for a
grudge race on an unprepped airport runway. Fred Williams, Jessi Lang, Mike
Sabounchi and Mike Finnegan begged and bribed SEMA Show exhibitors to loan
them vehicles for a ¼ mile drag race and, though Finnegan and Sabounchi
failed, the group still managed to acquire a Jeep riding on tank treads, a
fresh-off-the-floor 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the infamous
Hemi-powered ’55 Chevy Bel Air from Roadkill, and a turbocharged 2013 Chevy Sonic to do battle.
The racers are as different as the cars. Finnegan lives in the world of hot
rods, Lang regularly pilots the best the OEM carmakers have to offer,
Williams spends all of his time in the dirt, and Sabounchi hops up every
compact car on the planet. Who will come out on top? Watch and find out!
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1958 Plymouth Belvedere - Christine - Old Start - Cold Start on Christmas Day
Not REALLY a cold start but Christine's been sitting in the garage since
early November because the weather was quite bad, plenty of snow a few
weeks ago. We had a lot of rain during the last week so all the snow and
the salt on the roads is gone. It's Christmas and we had a sunny and
extraordinary warm day (15°C / 60°F), so I took Christine for her very
first Christmas ride! Will she fire up or will she rather stay in her
If you're a fan of the movie "Christine" or 1957 / 58 Plymouths in general
don't forget to join the International Christine Club.
More information here:
1966 Plymouth Belvedere $21,900.00
One Clean Mopar, beautiful dark blue metallic paint, black vinyl interior,
360 ci engine, 4 bbl, Edelbrock aluminum intake, ceramic headers, Mopar
Performance breather & valve covers, electronic ignition, power steering,
power front disc brakes, Vintage air conditioning, 727 Torqueflite
automatic transmission, bucket seats with console, factory dash & gauges,
am radio, remote mirror, new dual Exhaust, 8 3/4 rear end, 255/70R15 rear tires,
225/70R15 fronts, 15" American Racing Hobster wheels, factory jack with
redline spare, Mopar Muscle!
1965 Plymouth Belvedere $21,900.00
Original Missouri built car, beautiful factory Ruby red, black vinyl
interior, matching numbers 383 ci engine, 4 bbl, factory intake & Exhaust manifolds, factory breather, power
steering, electronic ignition, Mopar radiator, automatic transmission,
factory bench seat, factory dash & gauges, Alpine am-fm-cd, dual Exhaust, 8 ¾ rear end, 235/70R15 BF Goodrich
Radial TA rear tires, 215/70R15 fronts, 15" American Racing Torque Thrust
wheels, 51,000 miles, Ready to Cruise!
drag racing crashes
Drag Racing crashes from all around the world, mainly NHRA, ANDRA, IHRA.
Disclaimer: I do not own the music and picture used in this video. All
credits belongs to their real owners. No copyright infringement intended.
Intro music created and composed by "Nick Phoenix / Thomas Bergersen -
Heart of Courage (Choir)-Extreme Music/2 Steps from Hell"
Music played by Charlie Parra del Riego, so check his channel out.
If you dont like Metal music press mute to watch this video so you dont
whinge and bitch about it in the comment section.
Tulsa County Buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
This is video footage from 1957 that shows Tulsans burying a Plymouth
Belvedere outside of the county courthouse on 6th and Denver. This car is
going to be unearthed on June 15th, 2007 as part of the Oklahoma Centennial
Here is a story on CNN's website regarding this event:
***** UPDATE: *****
You can view pictures of the car being unearthed here:
Racing Bloopers and Breakage movie compilation 2003-2013
This is a ten year compilation video of Racing Bloopers and Breakage movie
2003-2013, filmed by Wyld Fantasies Media Studios LLC! Tons of crazy racing
action of all types, with segments including Drag Racing, Motorcycle Drag
Racing, Drifting, Burnouts, Hillclimbs, and more! Nitrous Backfires, Wild wheely rides, bikes losing
their chains, cars almost wrecking and crossing lanes, drifting wrecks,
drag racing crashes, hill climb wrecks, burnouts and cars both on fire is
just the start! This video features video from tons of popular midwest
racing organizations including the Nhdro, Thursday Night Lightz, Friday
Night Lightz, the Street Life Tour, the Devils Staircase AMA Pro Hillclimbs
and many more! Want to see some of the photos that go with this event?
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Classic police cars - 1969 LAPD Plymouth Belvedere with 330 HP V8 engine
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The Plymouth GTX was introduced as the top of the line Belvedere, and
Richard Petty won the Grand National championship in NASCAR in a Belvedere.
The new LA-style lightweight 318 engine was introduced for this year and
would remain available on the Belvedere through its life.
In 1968, the line was restyled with a roofline changed to follow the
Charger, standard flip-out rear quarter windows (that would also be used in
1969), and "Coke bottle styling."
The Belvedere name was dropped at the end of the 1970 model year, replaced
by the Plymouth Satellite name originally reserved for higher-end
Belvederes. The Satellite itself lasted only through 1974; starting in
1975, the car was renamed Plymouth Fury, and the longer-wheelbase Plymouth
Fury became the Gran Fury.
Hendrick's '62 Plymouth
Starting up Pat and Clara Hendrick's '62 Plymouth Belvedere for the first
time. 500 inch Max Wedge built by Dale Reed.