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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.


 


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