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Drag Racing's Glory Days - Pt. 3

This documentary, hosted by Dave Despain, features incredible footage from the 1971 NHRA SuperNationals in Ontario, Ca. There are neat interviews with Dick Landy and classic footage of Top Fuelers and Funny Cars. This three-parter is 30 minutes in length.


 


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Drag Racing's Glory Days, Part 1
This documentary, hosted by Dave Despain, features incredible footage from the 1971 NHRA SuperNationals in Ontario, Ca. There are neat interviews with Dick Landy and classic footage of Top Fuelers and Funny Cars. This two-parter is 30 minutes in length.





1979 NHRA WORLD FINALS - 1ST RD FUNNY CAR
Classic footage with Raymond Beadle, Don Prudhomme, Tripp Shumake, Gordie Bonin, Tom Ridings, Jim Adolph, Billy Meyer and an up and coming John Force.





1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part 4- 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part 4 -Presented by Hurst Performance Center - 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. Included, Rich Guasco Pure Hell Fuel Altered, Hemi Baracuda, Dick Landy, Jerry Harvey, Plymouth, Leonard Hughes, Bruce Larson, on-board camera footage, Paul Stage, Ohio George. Drag racing from the 60s.





72_udra_spring_nationals.wmv
This video was originally aired on Speedvision, now known as SPEED, back in the 1990s. This video features a mix of classic nitro cars racing at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI.





Dragstalgia- The Culture of Classic Drag Racing
All kinds of Classic Drag Racing machines at Cordova Dragway Park.





1971 Drag Racing part 1of3
"The Age of Drag Racing" 1971 film featuring Dick Landy.





1974 - Southern Style Pro Stock
Rare footage from southern tracks such as Shuffletown (Charlotte, NC) and Farmington (Winston-Salem) with such legends as General Lee Edwards, Don Carlton, Hubert Platt, Roy Hill, Reid Whisnant, and much more.





Drag Racing Glory Days, Pt. 2
This documentary, hosted by Dave Despain, features incredible footage from the 1971 NHRA SuperNationals in Ontario, Ca. There are neat interviews with Dick Landy and classic footage of Top Fuelers and Funny Cars. This three-parter is 30 minutes in length.





1979 NHRA WORLD FINALS - SEMIS
This is a continuation of the semi-finals from the 1979 NHRA World Finals in Ontario, Ca. Names include Gordie Bonin, John Force, Don Garlits and Rob Bruins.





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.





BILLY MEYER 1970S
Billy Meyer makes a run in the 1970s. This clip comes from the Jackson Brothers Video: Force and Funny Cars. Buy this video, it's excellent for the old Funny Car fan. It's at http://nostalgiadrags.com. Read a story about Billy Meyer at CompetitionPlus.com http://www.competitionplus.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=77 54&Itemid=24





DRAG RACING: 7 SECOND LOVE AFFAIR
What Drag Racing was all about in 1965. Lions Drag Strip at the peak of drag racing's golden age is the backdrop for this award winning documentary about the Adams,Wayre & Stewart Top Fuel Team's trials and tribulations in 1965 and focuses on the life of Rick "the Iceman" Stewart (the current NHRA chief starter) as he attempts to grab the second half of the two part world's speed record. This is the one DVD that every drag racing fan MUST HAVE! GET IT TODAY at: www.ClassicFUEL.com





70s Drag Racing
70s Drag Racing





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.





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





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