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San Fernando Raceway 1967 8 mm film (very poor quality)

Old home movie on 8mm film recording my Mustang and other cars racing at the old San Fernando Raceway in San Fernando California circa 1967. Sorry, no sound because the old 8mm film home movies were silent. Also the quality is very poor because it did not transfer well to video. But it is interesting anyways.


 


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The Stone Age Man @ San Fernando Drag Strip #2
Here are some drag races happening at San Fernando Drag Strip in 1968.....The Stone Age dragster, with George Hutcheson driving, is making a pass in this video.....The actual Stone Age Man dragster has been found at Ventura College, sitting on display in the Automotive Shop, and is presently being restored to its full glory. The debut will be in October 2010 at the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield.....San Fernando Drag Strip was located in Los Angeles County, in the San Fernando Valley, and existed from 1955 to 1969.





The Stone Age Man @ San Fernando Drag Strip in US Turbine 1
The US Turbine 1, driven by George Hutcheson, had a small power plant (turbine weight of 85 pounds) was originally built for testing bearings. The turbine would start spinning, in an instant, at 72000 rpm's in 7 tenths of a second. It provided a continuous burst of intense thrust. From a standstill, when George hit the throttle, he could not throttle back. It was either turned ON at 100%, or it was OFF. And if George wanted to provide an exciting show for the spectators, it was ON, spinning the tires, on a wild ride, like you where on a ΒΌ mile of black ice, at speed. Its diet of oxygen, propel nitrate, and nitrogen that would combine in the space age rocket chamber and propel it down the track. It worked, just as it was designed. The turbine driven engine consisted basically of a carefully designed circular chamber (snail housing) where a rocket type burner was ignited and the thrust of the burned gases would cause the US Turbine 1 engine to spin at high revs. This movement was converted into a more useable power source by means of a reduction gear. The turbine reached speeds of 72,000 rpm. The reduction gear brought this movement to a more useable rpm speed with astonishing high torque output. This micro-turbo engine was really powerful! Only one problem, no human being had the guts or skill to take this wild ride further than just a few hundred feet. Fling Traylor, the wealthy owner, was despondent and out of hope in seeing his creation ever make a full 1/4 mile pass. All his money and pride couldn't make it happen. He ordered Frank Huszar of Race Car Specialties (the US Turbine 1 Chassis and components builder) to crate it up and send it into exile forever, to be on public display at the Smithsonian for all to see and wonder why.... Frank Huszar lobbied hard for his shop foreman George Hutcheson, who he believed could reign in and run this wild turbine ride. Fling said, he was against it but would think about it. Fling had watched the George drive (The Stone Age Man dragster) and win over the years. He liked his flare and showmanship style. Fling was told by many others, that whatever George drove, he could make it work. Fling desperately wanted his creation to run. Though, he didn't want to be disappointed all over again. A week later Fling called George. He told him, "George, I've watched you at the track and if anyone can do it, it would be you. After hitting the switch, there is going to be a big explosion and thirty feet of flame shooting out the back as full power is transferred from the turbine engine to the rear wheels. Hold on and don't let off, because it will shut down the engine, and you wont be able to restart once it shuts off." Fling explained. As George lets go of the US Turbine 1, it explodes out the back with a twenty feet long flame and white smoke encircling the big Goodyear slicks as the front end jumps upwards. The US Turbine 1 often drifts sideways and George keeps his cool while correcting for the drift as he keeps his foot in it. The G-forces are different than his Stone Age Man dragster, as all the forces are on his head and neck as his body is being pushed back. It shakes violently as the engine screams with a high pitch sound as the Stone Age Man is off on another great run. To see full story, go to website http://wediditforlove.com/USTurbine.html.





San Fernando Valley Earthquake 1971 Sylmar California
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_San_Fernando_earthquake The 1971 San Fernando earthquake (also known as Sylmar earthquake) struck the San Fernando Valley near Sylmar at 6:00:55 a.m. PST on February 9, 1971, with a magnitude of 6.6. There are various names for this earthquake. Seismologists call it the San Fernando earthquake. USGS 'Sylmar Quake' or 'Sylmar earthquake' is the name initially given to the event by local media outlets, because the worst damage was to the Olive View Medical Center, located in Sylmar. Local veterans of 'the Sylmar Quake' commonly refer to this seismic event as the 'February Ninth' quake. Contains the famous line about the earth shaking "like an angry parent shakes his screaming child!"





The Stone Age Man @ San Fernando Drag Strip #1
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Racing my mustang Lions Dragstrip Willmington (Long Beach) California 8mm film from 1967
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Irwindale Raceway, Irwindale Ca 1968 home movie.
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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.





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High Quality Re-Posted Honda 70 Memories from 1972 8-mm film
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