Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
Jungle Jim Liberman and an intense blend of flesh, fire, and burning rubber. Filled with the hairiest crashes, flips, explosions, and fires imaginable. It's a thrill a minute following the drivers, their gutsy sex charged women and the awesome machines that attract them both. Buy the DVD at http://americannitro.com and follow a ground pounding spectacle that builds to a climactic showdown between drag racing legends Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen.
Garlits horrible accident Lions Drag Strip incredible 1970 wreck
Horrific drag racing accident involving "Big Daddy" Don Garlits at Lions Drag Strip (March 8, 1970) is graphically depicted in this segment from Part 3 of the historical documentary (DVD) "Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip". Incredible footage shows the legendary top fuel driver's "Swamp Rat 13" explode its transmission just off the starting line during the final round. As a result, Garlits lost part of his right foot, plus a spectator was also injured. While recuperating in nearby Pacific Hospital (Long Beach, Calif.) Garlits conceived of a machine which placed the driver ahead of the engine, and the rest was history.
1977 NHRA SUMMERNATS - CompetitionPlus.com
CompetitionPlus.com has uncovered another classic drag racing video gem. This time, courtesy of Diamond P Sports, we bring you coverage of the 1977 NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, NJ. Travel back in time when the term Summernationals was one of the major and ALWAYS meant drag racing in July at the famed Raceway Park. You'll see the legends in action ranging from drag racing's first lady Shirley Muldowney to "The Snake" Don Prudhomme. You'll also see dry hopes and the high-winding Pro Stockers when small blocks and heavy flywheels were the norm. Best of all you'll hear the golden tones of Dave McClelland and Steve Evans. There just might be a cameo appearance of a teenager [55:10] in the last few minutes of the show who would go on to become an NHRA national event announcer and television entity.
Vintage 1960's Drag Racing - rare footage
http://MuscleCarFilms.com/ Some vintage drag racing clips from my "Glory Days : 1963-1969" DVD. The shot of the Royal Pontiac car being pulled in on the trailer is my favorite!