TDR Vintage Drag Racing 60's-70's Thompson Raceway Park formerly Thompson Drag Raceway TRP
From original 8mm film shot at historic Thompson Raceway Park formerly Thompson Drag Raceway. Video is from the mid 1960's to mid 1970's. Thanks to my dad and Jimmy Z for the video. Take a minute and watch the old school arm drop action.
60's Drag Racing
Gassers (I was really into the Willys coupes!), Early Funny Cars, some Stockers, Rails, and more, taken when I was just a kid. Most are from the NHRA Nationals in Indy, some from Great Lakes Dragway, and from US 131 in Martin, Michigan. The Hemi Under Glass is a hand-out, not an original photo.
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 watching!
Pro Stock Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take the title. Great Racin'!!
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.
Vintage Drag Racing, 1955 World Series of Drag Racing
Footage of the 1955 World Series of Drag Racing in Lawrenceville, IL. Includes Art Arfons' Green Monster 2, a 20 foot long, six wheeled car powered by a 2000 horsepower Allison aircraft engine. It was hitting 100 miles per hour in the quarter mile at this event. Green Monster Number 2 was painted by Arfons' mother to resemble the World War II Curtiss P-40 Flying Tigers fighter airplane, with an open mouth showing large teeth. The top speed of the car was estimated at 270 miles per hour, and it could reach 140 miles per hour in eight seconds from a standing start. Running on passenger car tires, the car required four wheels on the rear drive axle to withstand the power. At the World Series of Drag Racing in Lawrenceville, Illinois, it clocked the highest top speed at 132.35 mph, and eventually went on to a world record of 145.16 mph.
Drag Racing - Pacific Raceways 1963
Video from the Mothers Day drag races, May 12th 1963 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington. This was shot by a friend of my parents, Tex Steere, who asked me to help convert it for him and has graciously allowed me to post it on YouTube.
Psychedelic 70's @ York US 30 Volume #2
Six minute promo from the 78 minute full length video. Includes footage from the 1960's, 1970 SummerNat's, 1972 Funny Car Nat's, 1972 SS Nat's, 1973 SS Nat's and 1979 drag racing. Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Super Stockers, Gassers and Wheelstanders. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds. Visit us at: www.beeonvideo.net