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 HyperKuhl SuperCoolant.
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. Digitized and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.
The Gasser Wars At Indy
Pictures and movies that I took at the US Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park in the late 60s. The three pictures that are not mine, at 4:30, 4:35, and 5:13, are from gassermadness.com. Check it out, it's an awesome site!
For the soundtrack, I'm jammin' on "Shakin All Over", a song originally written and recorded by the British group Johnny Kidd and the Pirates in 1960 and covered by dozens of other groups over the years. Thanks for watching!
Sportsman Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
The grass roots of Drag Racing, the weekend warriors, my old racin' buddies, as we were 25 or 30 years ago. Includes some exhibition cars too. These are pictures and video that I took at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI, Central Michigan Dragway in Stanton MI, Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd Minnesota, and Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis IN. The soundtrack is just me jammin' on some Foreigner and Police.
1960s Drag Racing Highlights #2
Some classic shots from the 60s, including a match race from the days when "funny cars" were really funny-looking cars. Also 1966 and 1969 Nationals action with Don Garlits, Wild Willy Borsch, and John Mulligan's fatal run.
1965 plymouth a/fx hemi drag car
1965 plymouth a/fx drag car 426 hemi electronic fuel injection tubes like the mechanical-fuel-injection manifolds