A truly 'bizarre' Drag Racing Accident
Jacque Bidard, an experienced drag racer, knocks himself 'out-cold' during a ferocious start line launch and, whilst still unconscious, he unfortunately keeps his foot firmly planted on the throttle pedal - with disastrous results!
Event: the 'Nitro-Olympics' - held over the 1/8th mile distance drag strip.
Circuit: The Hockenheim, German Grand Prix circuit.
1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video.
Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous and not-so-famous muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties. Digitized and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.
Lions Drag Strip incredible Grand Premier accidents 1972
Season opening Grand Premier at Lions Drag Strip in Janaury 1972 marked the return of NHRA sanction to the world famous Wilmington/Long Beach, CA racetrack. Incredible clip is from Part 1 (of 3 part) video documentary "Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip", and shows the unusual amount of accidents that took place, thanks to veteran lensman Paul Sadler and Dave Kerr. Lions would close after its 17-year run just eleven months later.
Doug Kerhulas' last drag race-National Trail 1984
Kerhulas' meeting with the NHRA's ill conceived aircraft style arresting nets caused a closed head injury which ended his career. As Kerhulas' head was thrust forward from the quick slowdown the metal cables from the top of the net rebounded and hit him in the helmet at a very high speed.
He was a second round winner in the race.
This was Doug's last race as noted in National Dragster Magazine, cutting short a rising career. He recovered fully from his injuries.
Some drag racing legends who are unfortunately no longer with us.
"TV" Tommy Ivo Dragster Available at Mecum Auction's Spring Classic 2012
After a series of owners, the dragster was purchased by 1989 NHRA Funny Car world champion Bruce Larson and restored to its original appearance and layout over a six-year period, a project which was completed in 2007. The nitro-burning 484-cubic-inch aluminum alloy engine, built by Keith Black, is fitted with a Bowers Supercharger, Enderle fuel-injection, and Hedman Headers and is mounted in the original Sikora Brothers chassis.
The Ivo streamliner has been on display at shows and exhibitions throughout the country since its restoration was completed, and is a truly valuable piece of drag racing history worthy of becoming the centerpiece of any drag racing vehicle collection.
Don Garlits' Dragster Museum
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits' Dragster Museum in Ocala, Florida. This is only some of the collection. All photos by John Douglas Parran. don't forget to subscribe, comment and share this with your friends.