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Arnie Beswick at the 1998 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion

Arnie Beswick brought 3 cars to the 1998 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion at National Trail Raceway in Columbus Ohio.


 


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82 YEAR OLD ARNIE "THE FARMER" BESWICK'S '64 GTO TAMELESS TIGER II
RUNS 4.82@147.62 MPH AT CORDOVA 5-18-13





Cacklefest 2013 HI LITES National Hot Rod Reunion from my 43mins. DVD of Event
From June 15, Bowling Green, KY. Practice push starts, parade & Cacklefest. Complete event.I played the DVD on my home system at 50% and it was like I was there all over. Great sound.Super crisp video on big screen. DVD is only $15 U.S. free shipping (PayPal ID fkunkel1@cogeco.ca) email the same if you want to use check or Money Order.





Arnie Beswick's "Mystery Tornado" '64 GTO and longnose '66 GTO racing at Cordova Dragway 6-26-10
This match race took place during the 2010 NostalgiaFest at historic Cordova Dragway, in Cordova, Illinois and was the first of two races by the pair. The '64 car is a clone of the original "Mystery Tornado", while the '66 car is the restored original racer driven by Arnie Beswick during the 1966 and '67 seasons. Both cars ran in the 11 second range.





ARNIE "THE FARMER BESWICKS" '66 GTO AWB FUNNYCAR TESTING AT BYRON
JOHN HOLMES OWNER AND DRIVER 6-1-13





Don Garlits vs Tommy Ivo Crash
Big Daddy Don Garlits and TV Tommy Ivo bump into each other at the 2007 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion.





Arnie "THE FARMER" Beswick Pontiac GTO Racing Tribute Video
A compilation of Arnie the farmers cars races and life long dedication to the sport of Pontiac drag racing!





GTO 1/4 mile: Arnie "THE FARMER" Beswick
ARNIE "THE FARMER" BESWICK BYRON DRAGWAY





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.





Jungle Pam Backing Up Jungle Jim Car @ 2013 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Epping NH
The Jungle Jim car versus Crazy Jake, with Jungle Pam backing up the Jungle Jim car, at the Inaugural NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Epping, New Hampshire. (Saturday, September 14)





1979 NHRA WORLD FINALS - 1ST RD FUNNY CAR
Classic footage with Raymond Beadle, Don Prudhomme, Tripp Shumake, Gordie Bonin, Tom Ridings, Jim Adolph, Billy Meyer and an up and coming John Force.





The Legend Bob Glidden
My tribute to my all time favorite Pro Stock racer Bob Glidden. All photos are from my collection of pictures that I took of some of Bob's cars over the years. Also included is the Diamond P coverage of Bobs horrifying crash at the 1986 race in Atlanta. In the '90s Bobs sons Billy and Rusty told thier Dad that they knew of some Pro Stock racers who were running Nitrous Oxide and that was the reason they were getting outrun. Bob didn't believe them so they built a second car to prove that it could be done without being detected. .From the Feb 1996 issue of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated. Page 24 "They will tell you it's totally impossible to run Nitrous & not get caught'' Glidden said " but thats wrong,Thats flat wrong. A Ford with Nitrous bumped me outta the field at Topeka last year. A Ford out of my own trailer. So nobody can tell me it can't be done. I know it can be done." The the father told a incredible story of how his kids had bugged him for 18 months , convinced that some Pro cars were running Nitrous & that he was missing the boat by not running it too. "I told them if i had to cheat to race i'd quit" he said "My kids know that: " if you think other people are doing it then go ahead, prove to me you can do it.But keep in mind that if you get caught you're going have to deal with the consequences; So they did & never got caught" Later in the story Then came the bombshell--- an admission at Indy by a Pro Stock racer with firsthand knowledge of Nitrous oxide use : Rusty Glidden. With his confession came a detailed description of how the Nitrous system was secreted in his car. "The holding tank was the big weight bar in the back. The Nitrous line started there,went over the axle housing right up to the front of the car & stopped at the motor plate, which was rifle-drilled. One of the supports holding the hood scoop on was rifle-drilled & went up thru the top of the hood scoop to a small stainless steel line that had 2 jets centered over the carbs. With .029 jets we made 120 ftlbs more torque at 7000 rpm & averaged 90 more horsepower. According to Bob Glidden , the Nitrous system was detection proof. "you had to have a combination of things to activate it so a tech guy couldn't walk up , turn on the ignition & open the throttle. The shock switch had to be on, the computer switch on, the engine running & the throttle wide open. Trust me" Glidden concluded " Thats not fiction"





Shake Rattle & Run spanks Beswick
World Series 2010 @ Cordova IL 7.00 200mph





Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge
Everything changes; that includes the '60's and very early 70's muscle-car era during which Norman Kraus, aka "Mr. Norm", rocketed to fame on the basis of his car dealer, Grand Spaulding Dodge, which was the first to put a 383, 440 and 426 Hemi V-8's into the boxy Dodge Dart and created a performance legend in the process. Yes, he's still alive; yes, he's still designing cars. If you saw his 600 hp Super Challenger at the L.A. or Chicago Auto Shows or at this year's SEMA show, you know he's still got the touch.





In Remembrance
Some drag racing legends who are unfortunately no longer with us.





2011 Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion
Chuck Hanson takes viewers on a tour of the 2011 Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion.





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