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.
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.
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
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.... 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.
Nostalgic drag racing pictures
This is a video of nostagic drag racing pictures wheelies and crashes. set
to the music of The Who. Won't Get Fooled Again.
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
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
American Freedom Train & PRR freight train
HO scale layout
The running of the American freedom Train (Southern Pacific Daylight 4449
in 1976) painted in the red white and blue. The cars that are carrying
different artifacts from American history. The PRR is a 17 freight car long
being pulled by a F7A and a F7B and a F3B diesels.
4-2-1978 Vintage 605 Speedway in Southern CA.
Vintage 1978 605 SPEEDWAY
in Southern CA.
First time out with the Cuda
Tom in his new Cuda -Never raced asphalt before.
Good look at another old race track that closed in
Southern Ca. The newer Irwindale Raceway now was built just across the
freeway where this race track once stood