Racing my mustang Lions Dragstrip Willmington (Long Beach) California 8mm film from 1967
Racing my Mustang at Lions dragstrip in Willmington (Long Beach) California in 1967. Taken with a 8mm film home movie camera. Pardon for the poor quality but it is enjoyable because of the vintage. No sound from a 8mm film camera back then.
Lions Drag Strip incredible Grand Premier accidents 1972
Season opening Grand Premier at Lions Drag Strip in Janaury 1972 marked the
return of NHRA sanction to the world famous Wilmington/Long Beach, CA
racetrack. Incredible clip is from Part 1 (of 3 part) video documentary
"Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip", and shows the unusual amount of
accidents that took place, thanks to veteran lensman Paul Sadler and Dave
Kerr. Lions would close after its 17-year run just eleven months later.
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.
DRAG RACING: 7 SECOND LOVE AFFAIR
What Drag Racing was all about in 1965.
Lions Drag Strip at the peak of drag racing's golden age is the backdrop
for this award winning documentary about the Adams,Wayre & Stewart Top Fuel
Team's trials and tribulations in 1965 and focuses on the life of Rick "the
Iceman" Stewart (the current NHRA chief starter) as he attempts to grab the
second half of the two part world's speed record. This is the one DVD that
every drag racing fan MUST HAVE! GET IT TODAY at: www.ClassicFUEL.com
WHEELS OF FIRE
Wheels of Fire is a 1970s drag racing movie that has a mix of fact, fiction
and excellent camera work that entertains its audience with big names of
the sport like "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme,
Billy Meyer and Richard Tharp. The DVD is now available at DragStalgia.com
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
Vintage Drag Racing, 1959 AHRA Nationals (Part 1)
Footage of the 1959 AHRA Nationals. The very first car that appears in
this video is a brown '33 Ford that was owned and driven by Herb Hoover of
Kansas. It was the national champion of the A/Altered Class. It defeated
"The Lemon," a yellow/gold '33 Ford Coupe owned and driven by Jerry Ross,
Founder of Ross Chemical Inc." He finished runner-up, and went on to win
the AHRA Nationals in 1960 at Kansas City. Ross Chemical is the industrial
chemical division of Applied Chemical Specialties, manufacturer of
Jay's Car 1
We're now going to look at yet another cackle car in the making. This one
is being created for Mr. Jay Carpenter. Jay was very much involved in the
junior fuel class from 1968 through 1973. Jay and his partner Mike Clancy
were very competitive in the junior fuel class and raced at Lion's Drag
Strip, Irwindale Raceway, Orange County, The Pond, and Carlsbad Raceway.
But Jay always admired the Woody Gilmore Chassis in top fuel. And so--some
40 years later, he has decided to create, with the help of Freddie
Hayhurst, a Woody Gilmore car that incorporates most of the best aspects of
the '67,'68, and '69 Woody cars. And some other aspects that will help
make this a very fine cacklefest car.
So join us as Jay "takes delivery" of the chassis.
Thanks for watching.
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
The 1983 NHRA World Finals marked the last national event for Orange County
Irwindale in the 1970s
Classic Irwindale footage from the Jackson Brothers video Funny Cars and
Force. This clip features early John Force in the blue Brute Force.
Buy the full video at
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme "Live Action Die Cast Funny Car"
This is a die cast model of the snakes 1970 Plymouth Barracuda .But,this
just doesnt sit there and look pretty,the body lifts up and the engine
starts and it does a full simulation of a run at Lions Drag
Strip!Also,which I dont show because of time is a full 20 minute interview
with Don and him talking about the car with it starting up and hitting the
throttl among other things.