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RccVideo's TDR Vintage Drag Racing 60's-70's Thompson Raceway Park 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.


 


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Big Numbers - PART 2 of 2 (vintage drag racing film)
Thank you to a friend who saved it before the public library tossed it in the garbage. For my friends on www.moparts.com - enjoy! GM, Ford, Chrysler, love them all!





RccVideo's Nostalgia ProStock Shootout Thompson Raceway Park TRP 2010 pro stock
Nostalgia ProStock Shootout held at the Independence Eve Explosion at Thompson Raceway Park July 3, 2010.





Ford's Drag Team 69 Mustangs 428SCJ & 427SOHC
Ford's Drag Team of the 60's has 69 Mustangs with a 428SCJ and 427SOHC awesome vintage drag race footage.





Old Drag Racing, part 2 www.moroso.com
Old drag racing video taken by Rick's mom. Part 2.





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.





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.





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'!!





Vintage Drag Racing: Late 1960's - Early 1970's (Jeff Beck "Big Block")
This piece is based on 1960's and 1970's Drag Racing photographs by Charles L. Gilchrist, and is dedicated to "Piston Heads" and "Gear Jammers" all over the world. enjoy! Produced by CG Imaging Music "Big Block" by Jeff Beck from the album "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop". If you like these hot drag racing images, check out the artists website: www.CharlesGilchrist.com





Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
Years before John Force arrived on the scene, drag racing's original flamboyant showman was "Jungle Jim" Liberman; a larger-than-life individual whose flaming burnouts, glib personality, and boundless energy helped endear him to fans in a manner that eluded other drivers with better winning records. Liberman was much more than a touring professional; with his wild wheelstands, 100-mph backups from burnouts, stubborn refusal to lift on even the most out-of-shape runs, and his curvaceous companion, "Jungle Pam" Hardy, Liberman provided all the entertainment of a traveling circus. Liberman's life, like the lives of many fast-living icons of youth such as James Dean, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, was as short as it was fast-paced. He died at the age of 32 after suffering fatal injuries in a head-on collision with a bus on Sept. 9, 1977. His premature passing left a void in the sport that wasn't replaced until Force's explosive personality emerged in the late 1980s. Today, the legend of "Jungle Jim" lives on with "Jungle Pam," his constant companion in his heyday who titillated race fans with her skimpy outfits and provocative on-track actions. "At every race track that I go to," said Hardy, "everyone comes up and asks for my autograph. They ask what he was like and if he was as crazy as they've heard. The fans really miss him, and they miss the fun part of drag racing. The sport has become so professional now that there's no room for any of that anymore." "I was just 18 when I met him. I was still attending high school in West Chester, Pa., and had never been further away from home than the next town over. I was walking down the street one day, and here comes this yellow Corvette speeding down the street. This guy walks out, comes up to me, and says, "Hi, I'm Jim." I had never been to a drag race before, but the next thing I knew, we we're heading for his match race in Xenia, Ohio. He showed me how to back him up after the burnouts, and from then on, my life was just a whirlwind tour all over the country." Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song "American Girl" was released in 1977, the same year Jungle Jim passed away. Well she was an American girl Raised on promises She couldn't help thinkin that there Was a little more to life Somewhere else After all it was a great big world With lots of places to run to Yeah, and if she had to die Tryin' she had one little promise She was gonna keep Oh yeah, all right Take it easy baby Make it last all night She was an American girl It was kind of cold that night She stood alone on her balcony She could hear the cars roll by Out on 441 Like waves crashin' in the beach And for one desperate moment there He crept back in her memory God it's so painful Something that's so close And still so far out of reach Oh yeah, all right Take it easy baby Make it last all night She was an American girl This video was created from clips from the Diamond P video "Fabulous Floppers" and photos that I took of some of Jungle Jim's cars at 131 Dragway back in the '60s. The photos of Jungle Jim and Pam at 1:48, 1:53 and 1:59 are courtesy of Tom McCrea tmccrea. Photo at 2:36 is by Steve Scott. Other pictures are from unknown photographers.





10 BRUTAL Drag Racing WHEELSTANDS
10 Wheelstands with absolutely BRUTAL landings. Which do you think did the most damage?





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. www.beeonvideo.com





Old Drag Racing, part 1 www.moroso.com
Old drag racing video taken by Rick's mom. Part 1.





Thompson Drag Raceway Radio - 1971
Thompson Drag Raceway Radio Commercial 1971. WIXY Radio Cleveland, OH. Mark Roberts and Alexander Prescott, voices.





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.





Drag Racing In The Old Days
video slide show of old time drag racing photos





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