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GTO 1/4 mile: Arnie "THE FARMER" Beswick

ARNIE "THE FARMER" BESWICK BYRON DRAGWAY


 


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Arnie Beswick at the 1998 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion
Arnie Beswick brought 3 cars to the 1998 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion at National Trail Raceway in Columbus Ohio.





In car action 1965 GTO
1965 GTO in action at Summit Racing Equipment Raceway Park August 2008





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arnie the farmer beswick at byron dragway





Arnie Beswick's "Tameless Tiger" vs. "Mrs. B's Grocery Getter", at Cordova Dragway, 6-25-10
Arnie Beswick's" Tameless Tiger" vs. "Mrs. B's Grocery Getter", at Cordova Dragway, 6-25-10





'07 Pontiac Nationals: Arnie Beswick Car running in the pits
One of Arnie's cars running





'07 Pontiac Nationals: Arnie Beswick Saturday Run
Arnie's second run on Saturday. 7.09 at 195 mph





Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick beats out the Messino Gang on the 1/8th mile
2011 Legends of Drag Racing at Central Illinois Dragway





HOG IN ACTION
me and my friend watching the brutt boss hog at a auto show





Arnie The Farmer Beswick Union Grove Wisconsin Pontiac GTO
Arnie The Farmer Beswick Union Grove Wisconsin Drag Racing, Da Grove.





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.





Chevette Wheelie and Flip at a Wheelie Contest - Winner!
*** Read the Video Info Please! *** Chevette wheelies and flips over. Amazing. Carnage. No one was hurt. It was a wheelie contest at the World Power Wheelstanding Competition in Byron, IL in 2008. The idea was to go big or go home. Competition is fierce at these things. This guy won a lot of prize money.





Arnie Beswick vs Eric Larson
Maple Grove 2001





1964 GTO Arnie Beswick Mystery Tornado





Pontiac GTO race 1/8 mile at 4,76s
This Pontiac GTO is an extreme 2000 HP street legal car, yeah you've heard it right - street-legal!! and has won many prices in different categories such as dragracing and more. My opinion - THIS CAR IS INSANE!!! Please comment if you like it





Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S118 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
For the 1969 season, Arnie Beswick campaigned a three-car team, the "Super Judge" Funny Car, the "Righteous Judge" Pro Stocker and this original Ram Air IV, 4-speed Judge, which was sponsored by the Chicagoland Pontiac Dealers and competed in NHRA D/Stock. One of only a handful of no-option cars built specifically for drag racing, the Judge was factory-built with a hand-selected Ram Air IV and came without sound deadener or seam sealer to further reduce weight. As a legal D/Stocker, the Judge ran in the 12.40s at 109-110 miles per hour. Featuring period custom paint by Dick Skully, American Racing wheels and a correct Ram Air IV, this car is in its original 1969 race condition and has been authenticated by Mr. Beswick. This Judge is a great time capsule from "The Farmer's" storied career.





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