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.
1960s Drag Racing Highlights #2
Some classic shots from the 60s, including a match race from the days when
"funny cars" were really funny-looking cars. Also 1966 and 1969 Nationals
action with Don Garlits, Wild Willy Borsch, and John Mulligan's fatal run.
Vintage Drag Racing
Vintage Drag Racing at the 3rd GoodGuys Nostalgia Nats. in Bowling Green,
Vintage Drag Racing, The Very Early Days
Footage of vintage drag racing from the early to mid 1950's. Includes many
of the most famous hot rods of the day, and many duels between the hottest
street cars of the mid 50's, which were Oldsmobiles, Buicks, and Chevys.
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'!!
INSANE DRAG RACING CRASHES AND WHEELSTANDS
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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.
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.
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.