KCIR 9-29-07 We lost to Dennis at the lights just like he lost to us last year. We were eye to eye at the finish line. Looking forward to lining up again for 2 out of 3!

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lightning bug VW racers
Two of the more famous drag racing VW bugs face each other at the Irwindale Bug In. They talk with Lucky from Speed Scene Live TV in the staging lanes right before they race. Watch Speed Scene Live TV at for more cool stuff like this.

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