Sportsman Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
The grass roots of Drag Racing, the weekend warriors, my old racin'
buddies, as we were 25 or 30 years ago. Includes some exhibition cars too.
These are pictures and video that I took at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI,
Central Michigan Dragway in Stanton MI, Brainerd International Raceway in
Brainerd Minnesota, and Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis IN. The
soundtrack is just me jammin' on some Foreigner and Police.
Drag Racing Meeting Christchurch NZ Feb 2013
This is the video footage I took at the local Drag racing run by Pegasus
Bay Drag Racing Club here in Christchurch New Zealand. 8.0 run by the
Nissan Laurel and a 7.7 by the Chevy powered Honda were 2 of the highlights
while a collision which caused a roll over was bad luck but the driver of
the rolled car was only a bit sore. A good range of vehicles from a Lexus
to a Dodge Pickup to a wild V8 Anglia Van
The Biggest Crashes in the History of DRAGSTER
Here is a New video, The biggest crashes in the history of DRAGSTERS. Of
course, there are no all Big crashes ... There are no Fatal Crashes in this
Musics : 1st = 3 Doors Down - Time of my Life
2nd = Linkin Park - By Myself
NZV8TV S2 Ep 4 - Father's Day Drags from Meremere, Muscle Car Masters at Eastern Creek - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz/tv. On this show, Father's Day Drags: Over 5000
people attended the annual fathers day Drags for V8 Street machines at Fram
Autolite Dragway Meremere on of course Father's Day.
The top 8 American and Aussie Street registered V8s went through
eliminations into the top 8 shootout. Wayne Grimmer turned up with his new
73 Barracuda as did Bruce Cox (71 Camaro), Reece Fish (56 Chev Bel
Air) and Ian Rainbow in the latest issue's cover car 50 Chev Coupe. The
Aussie shootout featured Kelvin Blacks 93 Commodore, Aaron Jenkins 72
Monaro and Damon Birchs 80 Ford Falcon ute.
Aussie Muscle Car Masters: From Eastern Creek in Sydney its Australias
biggest muscle car event. The Kiwi CMC cars were there to compete in 4
races plus the end of event Trans Tasman Muscle car Challenge. After a
disastrous crash in race 2 which took out 3 of the Kiwi muscle cars it was
back to the track for race 3. Plus we look at some of the legend Aussie
Touring cars of yesteryear that paved the way for the V8 Supercars that run
Pro Stock Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along
with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last
photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the
grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at
that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take
the title. Great Racin'!!
World Record car Jump Chevy Impala in Christchurch New Zealand
This is part of some new footage that has come to light, taken from a
Super8 (no sound) from years gone by of the Drag Racing history from
Christchurch. I have added quite a bit of footage and photos to the
PBDRC.co.nz website and thanks to the Driver of this car can now confirm
Greg Taylor from Christchurch. did this stunt in February 1981. The
distance was actually 192'6" and was a Guiness world record for a time.
70's Pro Stock Action from Milan Dragway
2012 Detroit Dragway Reunion at Milan Dragway, Milan, Michigan. Pro Stock
classes were running, sorry about the brief silences, I didn't think this
camera was one of those POS's that cancel out sound when you zoom...