In 2011, the Grand National Roadster Show had a unique line up of old time
dragsters for those in attendance to view. Here are the cars set to slow
jazz. Just a peaceful walk around these beasts from the past.
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.
Old drag racing from late 1960s
Drag race video from Washington State in the late 1960s including Don
Garlits Swamp Rat III and Jerry's Auto Supply Race Team and many others.
Check out the blacked out coupe with Alfred E. Neuman(MAD Magazine mascot)
on the grille!
Eagle Field Drag Racing May 21 2011
PrimerPodcast goes to FresNo County for some good times at the races...
video and pictures of some of what we saw. Subscribe to the podcast on
iTunes or visit www.primerpodcast.com
vintage drag racing 1955 Mercury drag racer, "The Cheetah".wmv
Ron Ritters Cheetah was a constant winner at Great Lakes Dragaway from 1960
-1970. Was sold and lost for years. Mr. Ritter recovered car and discovered
it was too far changed for him to mess with. He sold it to me and I plan on
restoring it to as-raced condition. Mr Ritter had some awesome footage from
1969 or 70. Here it is. Sorry for the music.
2012 Bakersfield March Meet -NE3 Second RD Lister Anzalone Harrison Nostalgia Drag Racing
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March 1-4, 2012 Bakersfield March Meet; NE3 Second Round: Lindsey Lister
gets solo round win when opponent Ernie McAllister breaks after burnout;
Rich Harrison advances over Kurt Anderson; Ron Anzalone defeats Ryan Tietz;
and John Cassie wins over a breaking-out Craig Wallace.
2012 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nostalgia Eliminator
3, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Crash, Funny Car body explosion,
Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Brought to you by
60's Drag Racing
Gassers (I was really into the Willys coupes!), Early Funny Cars, some
Stockers, Rails, and more, taken when I was just a kid. Most are from the
NHRA Nationals in Indy, some from Great Lakes Dragway, and from US 131 in
Martin, Michigan. The Hemi Under Glass is a hand-out, not an original
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