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Jungle Jim and Pam 1975

Jungle Jim and Pam 1975 in Miami.


 


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Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
The late great Jungle Jim Liberman and the greatest first lady of drag racing " Jungle Pam Hardy





Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
Years before John Force arrived on the scene, drag racing's original flamboyant showman was "Jungle Jim" Liberman; a larger-than-life individual whose flaming burnouts, glib personality, and boundless energy helped endear him to fans in a manner that eluded other drivers with better winning records. Liberman was much more than a touring professional; with his wild wheelstands, 100-mph backups from burnouts, stubborn refusal to lift on even the most out-of-shape runs, and his curvaceous companion, "Jungle Pam" Hardy, Liberman provided all the entertainment of a traveling circus. Liberman's life, like the lives of many fast-living icons of youth such as James Dean, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, was as short as it was fast-paced. He died at the age of 32 after suffering fatal injuries in a head-on collision with a bus on Sept. 9, 1977. His premature passing left a void in the sport that wasn't replaced until Force's explosive personality emerged in the late 1980s. Today, the legend of "Jungle Jim" lives on with "Jungle Pam," his constant companion in his heyday who titillated race fans with her skimpy outfits and provocative on-track actions. "At every race track that I go to," said Hardy, "everyone comes up and asks for my autograph. They ask what he was like and if he was as crazy as they've heard. The fans really miss him, and they miss the fun part of drag racing. The sport has become so professional now that there's no room for any of that anymore." "I was just 18 when I met him. I was still attending high school in West Chester, Pa., and had never been further away from home than the next town over. I was walking down the street one day, and here comes this yellow Corvette speeding down the street. This guy walks out, comes up to me, and says, "Hi, I'm Jim." I had never been to a drag race before, but the next thing I knew, we we're heading for his match race in Xenia, Ohio. He showed me how to back him up after the burnouts, and from then on, my life was just a whirlwind tour all over the country." Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song "American Girl" was released in 1977, the same year Jungle Jim passed away. Well she was an American girl Raised on promises She couldn't help thinkin that there Was a little more to life Somewhere else After all it was a great big world With lots of places to run to Yeah, and if she had to die Tryin' she had one little promise She was gonna keep Oh yeah, all right Take it easy baby Make it last all night She was an American girl It was kind of cold that night She stood alone on her balcony She could hear the cars roll by Out on 441 Like waves crashin' in the beach And for one desperate moment there He crept back in her memory God it's so painful Something that's so close And still so far out of reach Oh yeah, all right Take it easy baby Make it last all night She was an American girl This video was created from clips from the Diamond P video "Fabulous Floppers" and photos that I took of some of Jungle Jim's cars at 131 Dragway back in the '60s. The photos of Jungle Jim and Pam at 1:48, 1:53 and 1:59 are courtesy of Tom McCrea tmccrea. Photo at 2:36 is by Steve Scott. Other pictures are from unknown photographers.





1986 Fatal Dragracing accident in Hockenheim - Warning - Graphic
The scene you see was cut out from the official released VHS Video. Very sad outcome. Our sport lost a big racer.





Jungle Pam Backing Up Jungle Jim Car @ 2013 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Epping NH
The Jungle Jim car versus Crazy Jake, with Jungle Pam backing up the Jungle Jim car, at the Inaugural NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Epping, New Hampshire. (Saturday, September 14)





Doorslammer Street Car 67' Fairlane - 2013 Thunder In The Valley, Port Alberni, BC.
Licensed street driven 67' Fairlane qualifies as a doorslammer, SWEET!!!





Best Of Wild Rides 2010 DVD 2 Hour Preview video
Best Of Wild Rides 2010 DVD 2 Hour Preview video Highlights from the DVD available at www.Nitroartvideo.com





CHRR jungle Pam.mov
Jungle Pam talks with Lucky from Speed Scene Live TV at the California Hot Rod Reunion.





Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins at the '68 NHRA Nationals
Excerpts of Jenkins taken from "NHRA National Drags" (1968) Credit goes to Bee-On Video. http://beeonvideo.homestead.com/ Video edit and enchancement by one-headlight@live.ca





COMPETITIONPLUS.TV - LOOKING BACK AT MODIFIED ELIMINATOR
In the 1970s, there was no mistaking this sound. The high-winding, heaving flywheel grinding, gear-jamming symphony made up the orchestra of Modified eliminator. Called blue-collar class racing, Modified thrived in NHRA competition until it was disbanded and divided between Competition and Super Stock. This informative, looking back video tells the Modified story through the eyes of Mike Edwards, Vinny Barone, David Nickens, Gene Fulton and Jerry Coley.





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Slingshot and Jnr Fuel Finals Willowbank Nostalgia's 23/2/08
Slingshot and the Hamsters were put as one class on the weekend





Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
Jungle Jim Liberman and an intense blend of flesh, fire, and burning rubber. Filled with the hairiest crashes, flips, explosions, and fires imaginable. It's a thrill a minute following the drivers, their gutsy sex charged women and the awesome machines that attract them both. Buy the DVD at http://americannitro.com and follow a ground pounding spectacle that builds to a climactic showdown between drag racing legends Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen.





2012 Gasser Reunion Gasser Madness Tribute Beaver Springs Dragway Nostalgia Drag Racing
Buy Gasser Reunion DVD http://www.maziracing.com/2012GasserReunion/index.htm June 8-10, 2012 -11th Annual Gasser Magazine Gasser Reunion tribute to Byron Stack, founder of http://www.gassermadness.com and the Gas/FX group. Many thanks to the racers who permitted use of onboard cameras on their cars; Don Moyer, East Coast AA/GS Supercharged Racing Association. Featuring; Ted Turley Jr. in the Altizer, Finders and Kibler Willys; Dave Cobb in the Finders Keepers Willys; and Jeff Cryan in the Ron Bizio Willys pickup truck. Rebel Reaper VS 55 ford gasser Nostalgia Drag Racing and Nitromethane. Indy, Gasser Wars, US Nationals, Drift HD Action POV Camera





Borgeson Car Show 2013 - Best Burnouts
THE 2014 BURNOUTS ARE HERE! http://youtu.be/4GoI54CuaWw Watch 2013's without music here: http://youtu.be/j_MWvLCFYSM The best burnouts of the 15th Annual Borgeson Hot Rod Gathering & Open House (Oct. 27, 2013). Now in full HD! This is held annually around the end of October on a Sunday in eastern Torrington, CT. It's been really awesome there. Enjoy! If you like it, feel free to subscribe for more cool videos. Also check out my tunes: http://www.youtube.com/sbmusic11 Camera: Steve Blouin (SteveBlouinZ, sbmusic11) Check out my website! http://www.sblectric.com/ Woo!





Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s
This is an updated version of my video "Drag Racing In The '60s part 3". I made that video about three years ago and since then I have upgraded my photo and video editing software. I have been able to clean up the photos and video a bit and I added sound to the movies that I extracted from some recent video I took at the drags. I thought it would be fun to add some sound to the old 8mm movies. I also made it widescreen. The soundtrack is me jammin' on some Booker T and the MGs and CCR.





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