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.
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
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.
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.
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, especially when it is running.... 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.
350 v8 go cart first run burnout
This is in Kelowna BC CANADA
cookin off tires on our 5L
after this video we did weld rear end, put in a throttle pedal, a tach,
then jumped it, split the bell housing and blew it up :)
Irwindale Drag Strip 1975
Silent, no audio. All footage filmed and unedited by Doug Hayes. Everything
here is how it came out of the camera.
Chrisman 65 Comet Video.wmv
ChrismansGarage.com presents the Making of the 1965 Mercury Comet
Funny....featuring Jack Chrisman and Gene Mooneyham..
Santa Pod Raceway BHRA Meeting Whitsun 1966. Vintage dragsters having fun!
An historically important film of one of the earliest meetings at this
British drag strip. The cars look a bit tame by today's standards but the
variety of machines are much greater than of latter years. Look for the old
Rolls Royce with a Jag engine and the early sling shot style of the full
race machines. 'Run what you brung' really meant just that. Did any viewers
attend that meeting or am I the only one left? It is shot on 8mm Kadachrome
film long before the miracle of digital video had been thought of. I paid
£75 for that camera in 1963 and it took me two years to pay it off on hire
purchase (remember hire purchase?). No credit cards in those days! As a
skilled mechanic I was earning just £12 a week and drove a 1936 Morris 8
to work each day. The good old days? Some of them were!
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.
12th Annual Popular Hot Rodding Championships- Funny Car
In 1980, U.S. 131 Dragway hosted The 12th Annual Popular Hot Rodding
Championships in Martin, Michigan. This race featured many names in the
sport like Big Daddy vs Shirley, Ron Colson vs Gary Burgin and Bob Glidden
vs Lee Shepard. The whole DVD is now available at ClassicFUEL.com