Part 3 of the 4-disc 7 1/2 hour epic documentary. Featuring the likes of Nolan White, Al Teague, Tony Waters, George Bentley, Don Garlits, Art Chrisman, Don Long, and many, many more.......www.dreamsoflegends.com
A compilation of historic wrecks...from 1931, to just the other day. You've
never seen anything like this before. MUSIC by the HOT ROD REBELS!!!
Check us out at www.dreamsoflegends.com and tell a friend...
Lions Drag Strip Wilmington (Long Beach), California
Lions Drag Strip, Wilmington, California Late 50's, early 60's
I was born and grew up in Long Beach during this same time, my Dad and
uncles would take me there. I can still remember the smell of bleach,
burning rubber, and nitro methane. I Miss You Dad.
Thanks to Fan Air
THE CAR THAT ATE MY BRAIN!
IN 1955 NORM GRABOWSKI STARTED TO BUILD HIS"T"NOT KNOWING THAT THIS CAR
WOULD STAR IN
TELEVISION SHOWS LIKE 77 SUNSET STRIP AND LAUNCH A TREND KNOWN AS THE "FAB
VON FRANCO BUILT A CLONE OF THE "KOOKIE" VERSION AND NOW, 20 YEARS LATER,
HE CLONES THE "LIGHTNIN'BUG"VERSION . VON FRANCO TELLS THE HISTORY OF
NORM'S CAR ALONG WITH NEVER BEFORE SEEN HOME MOVIES AND PICTURES ...THIS IS
THE STORY OF...THE CAR THAT ATE MY BRIAN!!
Santa Pod - Easter 1976 - (Part 2 of 2)
This is a recording from the ITV which shows highlights from the Easter
'Spring Nationals' meet in 1976 - Santa pod's 10th anniversary - watch by
over 50,000 people!!, Where the first 5 Second run was achieved.
Also, Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits was racing here. For the first time in
Europe there was an eight car top Fuel entry. Garlits had mechanical
problems and qualified no.5 with a 6.89/215mph. No.1 qualifier was Peter
Crane in the 'Stormbringer' with a 6.21/215mph pass. Garlits and Crane met
in the first round of eliminations... the rest is history
The quality isn't great but nor was it then back in '76.
Anyway, it's quite long but worth the watch in my option. Hope you enjoy
WHEELS OF FIRE
Wheels of Fire is a 1970s drag racing movie that has a mix of fact, fiction
and excellent camera work that entertains its audience with big names of
the sport like "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme,
Billy Meyer and Richard Tharp. The DVD is now available at DragStalgia.com
Return to Lions Drag Strip Long Beach California 2008
This is the third year of featuring restored dragsters that have run the
1320' Lions Drag Strip in its hey day... This video, typical of going to a
drag strip, despite John Ewald telling everyone to stand back, you never
get to see much when they display cars this way. Typical of the drag strip,
all the vehicles require too much support, they stand around the car and
block the view.... At the CHRR in Bakersfield, the Cacklefest is blocked by
a bunch of folks standing at the concrete wall on the track blocking the
view to the grand stands as if the concrete barrier wasn't enough....I have
been going to the drags since I was a youngster and it seems the problem is
no one can stay seated for a run and your typical day at the drags to this
day takes on a Jack in the Box atmosphere.... I guess that is the way it
is.....Anyway, the City of Long Beach Chamber of Commerce puts on a nice
event and I hope it continues into the future.
Mooneyes at Silverstone 1963
Dante Duce in Mooneyes takes on Sydney Allard in his Chrysler Dragster at
Silverstone 1963. Allan Herridge and Tony Densham also race their dragsters
and George Brown runs some demos on his Super Nero bike taken from Time
Travel 10 which is avaliable from www.timetraveldvds.co.uk
HOT ROD MOVIE OUT NOW!!!
Part 1 of the 4-disc 7 1/2 hour epic documentary. Featuring the likes of
Nolan White, Al Teague, Tony Waters, George Bentley, Don Garlits, Art
Chrisman, Don Long, and many, many more.......www.dreamsoflegends.com
AutoFocus - Billetproof Traditional Hot Rods
Ocala, Florida. 2008 Billetproof show features traditional Hot Rods. These
cars are built in the traditional 1940-50's style. Don Garlits talks about
his first hotrod and fires up swamp rat 8.
Photography/Editing/Hosted: Ben Eytalis
Additional Photography: Joe Eytalis Sr.
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.