NHRA Sport Compact At Pomona

Tyler wins in the Sport Compact Front Wheel Drive Classs at the NITTO NHRA SPORT COMPACT WORLD FINALS Pomona Raceway, Pomona, Calif., Oct. 21-22

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Drag racing and the National Hot Rod Association takes centerstage in this circa 1965 film presented by Hurst Performance Products. The film reminds the viewer of the modest beginnings of a hot rod (mark 00:45) and how fanatics would take old cars and drop a big engine in a small car, remove the fenders and windshield, and before you know it — a hot rod. The narrator continues to trace the vehicle’s development and how the sport became one that was carefully engineered as various incarnations of cars are shown. By mark 03:39 we’re taken to the drag strip at Los Angeles County Fairgrounds for the NHRA Winter Nationals Drag Race. (Originally scheduled for three days, the event was reduced to just a single day by heavy fog and persistent rain Friday and Saturday.) From there we see the Spring Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee starting at mark 06:42 with several highlights shown. Beginning at mark 12:55 we’re taken to the 1965 NHRA Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park — “the payoff for drivers who have traveled the circuit from coast to coast.” Scenes include pit crews preparing and fine tuning their vehicles for the race, with racers such as Don Garlits and Don Prudhomme shown in action. Prudhomme went on to capture Top Fuel Dragster honors, shown at mark 21:42. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com

Gardella Racing - Gary Gardella 2004 NHRA Sportcompact TV Season Review - Hotrod Honda Civic
This was a video, I put together for Gary and his sponsors. It's a look back at his TV appearances from the 2004 NHRA race seaon in his Hotrod Honda Civic. The editing is pretty rough looking back at it years later. But still a piece of history.

Hot Rods from Detroit
Hot Rods from Detroit. A documentary about NHRA Pro Stock focusing on 1985.

NHRA Sport Compact - Pomona, October 2004
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