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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.


 


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Americas Car Collection - "Ivo Series" Showboat-How It Works
TV Tommy Ivo tells us how the 4 engine Showboat dragster works. Tommy does a great job walking around the car explaining the workings of this historic dragster.





1986 Fatal Dragracing accident in Hockenheim - Warning - Graphic
The scene you see was cut out from the official released VHS Video. Very sad outcome. Our sport lost a big racer.





LEGENDS: THE SERIES - DON GARLITS - I DID IT THE RIGHT WAY
Most every drag racing fan will proclaim "Big Daddy" Don Garlits as the greatest drag racer who ever strapped himself into a dragster. But mention it to Garlits, and he will say he never liked being branded this. Instead, he offers, "I'm just me." Garlits, the man who advanced safety in the Top Fuel division further than anyone, learned how to drag race by growing up in a family affected by the great depression. He carried the banner in a male-dominated sport and when a talented female driver made her way into the ranks, did his best to win one for the boys all the time. In this Legends: The Series, Garlits discusses his upbringing, as well as the occupation he nearly had before being led into cars. He'll also discuss his proudest moments as well as a couple of racing fatalities that touched his heart deeply. Garlits also revealed his complicated relationship with Wally Parks and how the love of his family fueled his success.





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





Funny Car runs over crew!
This video is of Funny Car owner Dale Harsins of Boise Idaho being ran over by his car at Woodburn Dragstrip at the 1st annual night of fire races in Woodburn Oregon on july 30th 2011. If you watch the video frame by frame you will see the cars laft rear tire run over the crew member and the owner of the car is hit and dragged along till the driver gets car stopped.





Americas Car Collection - "Ivo Series" Naming the Showboat.
Naming a dragster has to be tough. Hot Rod Magazine helped Tommy with this decision. Tommy's





Winged Express AA/FA
The very famous Winged Express Fuel Altered piloted by Mike Boyd. Footage from many years, Includes that heart wrenching moment in 2005 when we watched the front wheel come off and the Wing hit the wall. Mike was okay, it was sad to see the Wing so badly damaged. One of the most iconic cars in drag racing history. The Wing was restored and is again doing what it does best!





Horrific dragster crash
A spectacular dragster crash at Memphis Speedway





Fuel Altereds - Gone But Not Forgotten
Pictures and movies that I took of some Fuel Altereds back in the '60s. The most evil handling cars known to man, the fuel altereds were banned by NHRA over 30 years ago. I was fortunate to get to see and photograph these beasts in action. If you are interested in the history of these legendary vehicles, check out these websites. They have hundreds of pictures (much better than mine) and stories of these brave men and their machines. http://www.mysterion.net/AAFA/ http://www.draglist.com/lists/fuelaltereds.htm For the soundtrack I'm jammin on Bad Company's Gone Gone Gone. I hope you like it! Thanks for watching!





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. Captured and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.





T.V. Tommy Ivo Crash
Ivo's crash in rear engine fueler. Looks like he is at Pomona. Did not research. I could be wrong.





Don Prudhomme Story Part 1
Drag Racing





"Big Daddy" Don Garlits breaks 270 mph barrier; 1986 Gatornationals
Don Garlits' record breaking run of 272 mph to earn him the distinction of being the 1st to break 270 mph in NHRA Drag Racing, while defeating former NFL Quarterback Dan Pastorini in the semis of Top Fuel at the 1986 Gatornationals, and without a doubt, this was THE race of the day. Kids, this is why they will forever call him "BIG DADDY"





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.





Worst Drag Racing Crash in History.......(so far)....
its preety bad.....but he was alive....





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