Drag Racing 1/4 Mile times 0-60 Dyno Fast Cars Muscle Cars

Drag Racing In The 60s Part 4

Pictures and movies that I took at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI back in the '60s.


 


More Videos...


1971 Drag Racing part 2of3
"The Age of Drag Racing" 1971 film featuring Dick Landy.





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!





The Legend Bob Glidden
My tribute to my all time favorite Pro Stock racer Bob Glidden. All photos are from my collection of pictures that I took of some of Bob's cars over the years. Also included is the Diamond P coverage of Bobs horrifying crash at the 1986 race in Atlanta. In the '90s Bobs sons Billy and Rusty told thier Dad that they knew of some Pro Stock racers who were running Nitrous Oxide and that was the reason they were getting outrun. Bob didn't believe them so they built a second car to prove that it could be done without being detected. .From the Feb 1996 issue of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated. Page 24 "They will tell you it's totally impossible to run Nitrous & not get caught'' Glidden said " but thats wrong,Thats flat wrong. A Ford with Nitrous bumped me outta the field at Topeka last year. A Ford out of my own trailer. So nobody can tell me it can't be done. I know it can be done." The the father told a incredible story of how his kids had bugged him for 18 months , convinced that some Pro cars were running Nitrous & that he was missing the boat by not running it too. "I told them if i had to cheat to race i'd quit" he said "My kids know that: " if you think other people are doing it then go ahead, prove to me you can do it.But keep in mind that if you get caught you're going have to deal with the consequences; So they did & never got caught" Later in the story Then came the bombshell--- an admission at Indy by a Pro Stock racer with firsthand knowledge of Nitrous oxide use : Rusty Glidden. With his confession came a detailed description of how the Nitrous system was secreted in his car. "The holding tank was the big weight bar in the back. The Nitrous line started there,went over the axle housing right up to the front of the car & stopped at the motor plate, which was rifle-drilled. One of the supports holding the hood scoop on was rifle-drilled & went up thru the top of the hood scoop to a small stainless steel line that had 2 jets centered over the carbs. With .029 jets we made 120 ftlbs more torque at 7000 rpm & averaged 90 more horsepower. According to Bob Glidden , the Nitrous system was detection proof. "you had to have a combination of things to activate it so a tech guy couldn't walk up , turn on the ignition & open the throttle. The shock switch had to be on, the computer switch on, the engine running & the throttle wide open. Trust me" Glidden concluded " Thats not fiction"





427 Comets and Thunderbolts
A few clips of 64-65 427 Mercury Comets and 64 Ford Thunderbolts. Ronnie Sox Jack Chrisman Dyno Don Nicholson Eddie Schartman Bill Lawton Al Joniec





1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 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. Drag racing from the 60s.





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.





Ford's Drag Team 69 Mustangs 428SCJ & 427SOHC
Ford's Drag Team of the 60's has 69 Mustangs with a 428SCJ and 427SOHC awesome vintage drag race footage.





2013 Jalopy Showdown Drags Exhibition Hot Rod Rd 1 Nostalgia Drag Racing Beaver Springs
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm September 28, 2013 Rod and Kulture Magazine Jalopy Showdown Drags at Beaver Springs Dragway. Exhibition Hot Rod Round 1 Eliminations:





Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s
This is an updated version of my video "Drag Racing In The '60s part 3". I made that video about three years ago and since then I have upgraded my photo and video editing software. I have been able to clean up the photos and video a bit and I added sound to the movies that I extracted from some recent video I took at the drags. I thought it would be fun to add some sound to the old 8mm movies. I also made it widescreen. The soundtrack is me jammin' on some Booker T and the MGs and CCR.





GASSERS OF THE '50's '60's '70's
Nine minute promo from the full length (105 min) video available through Jim Amos' Bee On Video. You will find a mix of nationally famous cars as well as regional and local cars from around the country. We have included footage from thirty-eight different tracks in the USA and Canada. Real car sounds fully narrated. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds. www.beeonvideo.com





ATLANTA 1968
This video was shot by Hugh Greeson at the "Atlanta $10,000" race in 1968. This was an annual event held at the Atlanta Speed Shop drag strip in Covington, Georgia. I transferred the 8mm video to DVD. This video has never been published before.





Sweet Ol Racin' Car Of Mine
This is a car that I built and raced back in the day.





YORK US 30 BACK IN THE DAY 1960'S
Eight minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos' Bee On Video. Includes drag racing from the '61, '62, '63, '64 US Nat's and York US 30 Drag Strip. Feature events at York include the 1965 and 1969 Super Stock Nat's. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds. Visit us at www.beeonvideo.com





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





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.





Which car is faster? Which Car is Faster?




Similar 1/4 mile timeslips to browse:

1957 Devin Special : 9.673 @ 136.790
Warren Harrison, Engine: 385 ci SB Chevy, Tires: 30 x 13.5 MT ET Street


2003 Victory V92C c-rod: 10.180 @ 133.560
mike pearce,


2001 Victory V92C : 10.217 @ 127.510
dave koehmstedt, Engine: pmrt 110,


2001 Victory V92C pmrt 104: 10.591 @ 127.640
dave koehmstedt, Engine: pmrt 104, Supercharger: pmrt / rotrex


2001 Victory V92C PMRT 104 ci: 10.893 @ 124.480
dave koehmstedt, Engine: pmrt 104, Tires: shinko shealth 003


2001 Victory V92C pmrt104: 10.943 @ 121.670
dave koehmstedt, Engine: pmrt 104, Tires: stealth 003, shinko


2003 Victory V92C CC: 11.100 @ 123.090
Torch, Engine: Freedom,


2003 Victory V92C : 11.130 @ 123.050
Jethro, Engine: Victory, Supercharger: NO Turbos: NO Tires: Avon


2001 Victory V92C PMRT 104 ci: 11.177 @ 121.670
dave koehmstedt, Engine: pmrt 104,


2003 Victory V92C CC Freedom motor: 11.180 @ 118.970
Torch, Engine: By Lloydz,


2003 Victory V92C Classic Cruiser: 12.315 @ 108.640
Fred Bierer, Engine: 100 cu.in, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: n/a


2001 Victory V92C bike/rider weight 950#: 12.353 @ 105.780
dasve koehmstedt, Engine: pmrt100, Tires: metz 880


2001 Victory V92C : 12.453 @ 111.850
dave koehmstedt, Engine: pmrt 100, Tires: metz 880


2003 Victory V92C Classic Cruiser: 13.119 @ 99.350
Fred E. Bierer,


2003 Victory V92C classic curiser: 13.494 @ 96.010
Roy Howdyshell, Engine: 92c,


2006 Suzuki Boulevard S50: 13.957 @ 91.130
Mojo,


2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90: 14.455 @ 90.560
Jim Murray,


 


©2014 DragTimes - Disclaimer - Contact Us