Drag Racing from the Late 60's Early 70's

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Drag Racing's Glory Days, Part 1
This documentary, hosted by Dave Despain, features incredible footage from the 1971 NHRA SuperNationals in Ontario, Ca. There are neat interviews with Dick Landy and classic footage of Top Fuelers and Funny Cars. This two-parter is 30 minutes in length.

1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video. Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous, and not-so-famous, muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties. Captured and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.

AHRA/PRA National Challenge '72 Tulsa (1 of 3)
In 1972 Don Garlits and the Professional Racers Association along with Jim Tice and the AHRA teamed up to stage a drag race at Tulsa International Raceway the same weekend as the NHRA held their US Nationals at Indy as a protest to the NHRA to up their winners purses for the Pro classes. It was probably the biggest all-Pro drag race in the history of the sport. Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock had over 60 entries each. At the end of the Labor Day weekend Don Moody took Top Fuel, Tom McEwen took Funny Car and Bill Grumpy Jenkins took the Pro Stock win. This silent cine film footage is from Antony Billinton's drag racing archives and I think it was originally taken by Bob Phelps.

Early Drag Racing Part 3