Frank Spittle on The Freight Train Top Fuel Twin Engine Harley ( Part 1)
Frank Spittle, who raced drag bikes for more than 20 years, purchased the Harley-Davidson from Elmer Trett in 1983 and named it Freight Train for its locomotive-like amounts of pulling power. Spittle's best times on the Harley were 7.63 seconds in the quarter-mile at 191.27 mph and 5.19 seconds on an eighth-mile strip at 147.56 mph. In 1985, Spittle wrecked at 145 mph, retired from racing and sold Freight Train to his crew chief, Jimmy "T-Bird" Yelton, who rebuilt it in 1990 in his Gastonia, N.C., shop for Randy Milling to race.
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November 12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
motorplex Elmer Trett & Sam Wills.mpg
Our first trip to the motorplex ennis TX. Was a real eyeopener. We had raced at Wichita KS, great bend, ark city liberal Ks. Tulsa ok, KCIR in kc MO........but when we drove by in the middle of the night and it was lit up like a NFL football stadium. I think we all took a DEEP breath! The next day it was more of the same, my wife Lynne & I were in a LONG line behind Jim McClure and we visited for a long time till we got up to pay our entry fee. The list of names that showed up for this race are many of the stars of the day.
Been looking for this tape for a long time. Hope it comes out good. Listen to the announcer, it was years after the meet that I figured out it was Bob Frey from NHRA.
This is Elmer Trett then Sam Wills
T&O 1985 super stars
Step back 24 years,Clyde rawlings,Pete Hill, Dave Cauldwell, & Marion Owens,make sure you watch the stop motion at the end to see BIG MO almost go over the tail piece then grab the handle bars and CRANK the front tire off the ground,,,,,,WHAT a ride!! Can't understand why people think dragbike racers are crazy.
1966 Footage from St Thomas Dragway, Sparta, Ontario
Here is 16mm Black and White footage I took in 1966 at the St Thomas Dragway. More footage can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvKEs_vnrTc
This film includes clips of the Wild Child, Gratiot Auto Supply Chevelle, Chuck Kurzawa in the AA/FD PROBE that explodes the 671 blower going through the traps. A real trip down drag racing's Memory Lane.
This film has been converted to an AVI file and copies are available for a reasonable donation to help defer the professional conversion costs.
Doc's top fuel harley burnout
Doc from Doc's Harley Davidson dose a burnout on his top fuel drag bike at the Wisconsin Motorcycle Memorial Park. 3rd annual fundraiser.
Top Fuel Open Motorcycles at New England Dragway Epping,NH 06/29/1991
Top Fuel open motorcycle qualifying at New England Dragway Epping,NH. 06/29/1991 Some bikes Blown and burning Nitromethane others turbocharged on alcohol and Nitrous oxide! These bikes produce close to 900hp!! Running in the "sixes" at over 200mph in the quarter mile!!! World's Quickest and Fastest quarter mile motorcyclist Elmer Trett, Larry McBride, Terry Kizer and others. Check out our other videos from this National Bike event on our site. Top Fuel Harley, Funny Bike, Pro Stock and more. If anyone out there knows the racers names, let us know...I've forgotten. If you like our stuff, Please comment and/or subscribe!
Top Fuel Harley Davidson Motorcycles at New England Dragway Epping,NH 06/29/1991
Top Fuel Harley Davidson motorcycle qualifying at New England Dragway Epping,NH. 06/29/1991 Nitromethane burning 500hp Harleys running in the "sevens" at over 170mph in the quarter mile!!! World champion Bob McClure. Check out our other videos from this National Bike event on our site. Open Top Fuel, Funny Bike, Pro Stock and more. If anyone out there knows the racers names, let us know...I've forgotten. If you like our stuff, Please comment and/or subscribe!
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Top Fuel Power at Veidec Festival 2009
High speed footage of Top Fuel Dragsters and some Top Methanol Dragsters at the burnout box and at the starting line and at Veidec Festival 2009 at Mantorp Park Sweden.. I love it and I hope you enjoy the power.. See the clutch smoke and tires that suffer torque and power making the tires wrinkles hard. You can just feel the power when you see this highspeed footage.. Enjoy 600 frames/second.
Freight Train fires up at 2008 CHRR
Legendary twin engined gas dragster the Freight Train fires up in the pits. While it doesn't have the cackle of the nitro cars, the "whomp" of 16 cylinders of small block chevy and the cloud of blackie carbon is pretty awesome...not to mention the engineering feat of linking and synching two V8s is a neat deal. One of the few gas dragsters that made top fuelers nervous when running for Top Eliminator.