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.
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 #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.
High Quality Re-Posted Honda 70 Memories from 1972 8-mm film
This is a re-upload of this video in a higher quality,, be sure to click
the "Watch in High Quality" link below the photo. (Sound was replaced due
to you-tubes copyright infringements,, sorry.)
Honda 70 Memories This Video was taken in 1972 by my Father using a super
8mm film camera.(now converted to DVD)...We start out with the first day we
got our Honda 70's, and a Honda 50 at our house in Warren Michigan, Then we
take them up north to our Familys cabin up north on the banks of the
Muskegon River in Redding Township, where we embark on some trail riding,
we hit the trails with three Honda 70's and two rut man mini-bikes, and go
to one of our favorite hill climbing spots,, then off to the oil wells of
Clare County through the town of Temple by the old temple party store and
past the old State Park,, about a 40 mile round trip there & back to the
cabin. Although The Party Store, camp ground and many of the trails are
closed due to private property owners our trail riding memories and good
times we had back then live on forever.. I was only 12 years old,,, now I'm
48 & yes we still have some of the original Honda 70's we rode back then &
we still Ride Today,,!! On some of the same trails. (I'm the one wearing
the Gold helmet in some of the footage)
Irwindale Raceway, Irwindale Ca 1968 home movie.
This has several funny cars from the late 60s era. It was taken with an old
8mm home movie camera and the film did not hold up well over the years and
it was a very crude transfer from home movie to digital. But car enthusiest
might enjoy seeing the old funny cars.
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.
Lions Drag Strip Wilmington (Long Beach), California
Lions Drag Strip, Wilmington, California Late 50's, early 60's
I was born and grew up in Long Beach during this same time, my Dad and
uncles would take me there. I can still remember the smell of bleach,
burning rubber, and nitro methane. I Miss You Dad.
Thanks to Fan Air
American Freedom Train & PRR freight train
HO scale layout
The running of the American freedom Train (Southern Pacific Daylight 4449
in 1976) painted in the red white and blue. The cars that are carrying
different artifacts from American history. The PRR is a 17 freight car long
being pulled by a F7A and a F7B and a F3B diesels.
More Cars in Traffic Northport NY Super 8 mm Movie Footage Early 1970's
Here is the last of the footage that I took of traffic from the 1970's when
I was in high school. More from Elwood Road and some from Pulaski Road near
Stony Hollow Road - notice the Opel Gt. And pause on the still frames of
cars parked at the Northport Train Station, an Edsel, a Corvair station
wagon - and more.