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Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme, firing up his old Funny car.


 


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Don Prudhomme and Dennis Geisler AA/FC at OCIR 4-18-1981
Don Prudhomme in the Pepsi Challenger and Dennis Geisler in the Cowboy Hot Dogs AA/FC at Orange County International Raceway, Irvine, CA, 4-18-1981.





48-Year Itch!
When the stars line up in front of me, I just have to record it. I have no choice. And this was one of those moments. I don't know if this will ever happen again. I certainly hope it will--and in front of the grandstands at some selected NHRA events. For you see, you just don't see this happening at all-- when you look back at how unlikely it is that the car and the driver would still be around in 2012! Take the driver, Don Prudhomme. How many times did he make full passes in a top fuel dragster or funny car? And for how many years? In short, it's a miracle that he is in one piece, after all that--and he is! Thank goodness! Then the car: The Greer, Black, and Prudhomme dragster, built by Kent Fuller and raced from 1962 through 1964, with the original partners, it ran up an incredible record at southern California tracks of 81 wins and only 8 loses! (According to Phil Burgess) Then lengthened--bought and raced as the "Bonanza" for a while, eventually stripped of it's motor and left sitting for years. Restored by Steve Davis, bought by Bruce Meyer--How likely is it that it would be allowed to join up with "Snake" for this moment? Pretty unlikely--except that it's owner Bruce Meyer, is a good friend of Don's, and after hearing about Rick MacDonald, they gave him the nod to bring the car to the track, and push start it to life. Now the driver could have been someone else....but it wasn't. That's what makes this fire up so significant. And like I said: All we can do is hope that this mind blowing moment will happen again at a track near you. And if you hear they are coming, better "Make the Scene". For the chance may not come again. Like an old legendary cowboy on a white horse in your local parade. And all you need to do is what you did when you were a kid: Sit on the curb and watch him go by. Perfect. :)





1979 NHRA WORLD FINALS - 1ST RD FUNNY CAR
Classic footage with Raymond Beadle, Don Prudhomme, Tripp Shumake, Gordie Bonin, Tom Ridings, Jim Adolph, Billy Meyer and an up and coming John Force.





Jim Nicoll clutch explosion
Jim Nicole racing against Don "The Snake" Prudhomme suffers a massive clutch explosion.





Funny Car Dry Hops
The Cannonball and the Draper Bros in side by side burnout's and lots of blips to stage. Draper gets out of shape and gets back on it!





The Snakes wild ride at Sanair
Le Grandnational Molson 1990, Don Prudhomme suffers a wicked blowover.





Big Daddy Don Garlits On... His Favorite Car
Words of wisdom from the greatest drag racer of all times.





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.





"Big Daddy" Don Garlits breaks 270 mph barrier; 1986 Gatornationals
Don Garlits' record breaking run of 272 mph to earn him the distinction of being the 1st to break 270 mph in NHRA Drag Racing, while defeating former NFL Quarterback Dan Pastorini in the semis of Top Fuel at the 1986 Gatornationals, and without a doubt, this was THE race of the day. Kids, this is why they will forever call him "BIG DADDY"





Funny Car History
Excerpts from the Diamond P video "Fabulous Floppers". Narrated by the late Steve Evans with NHRA Funny Car Champions Kenny Bernstein and Don "The Snake Prudhome".





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1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals. Narrated by the late Steve Evans. Qualifying and eliminations featuring Top Fuel Winner Don Prudhomme, Runner-up Kelly Brown; Top Gas Winner Domenic Santucci, Runner-up Phil Hobbs; Funny Car Winner Danny Ongais, Runner-up Rich Siroonian; Super Eliminator Winner George Montgomery, Runner-up Ron Ellis; Competition Eliminator Winner Terry Fritsch, Runner-up Neil Ellis; Street Winner Glen Self; Runner-up Carroll Caudle; Super Stock Winner Ronnie Sox, Runner-up Ron Mancini; Stock Winner Bill Morgan; Runner-up Tom Neja. Drag racing from the 60s.





Drag Racing 90: Le Grandnational Molson
Highlights of the 1990 Le Grandnational Molson at Sanair Raceway from the Remastered Drag Racing 90 DVD





Don Prudhomme and Jim Dunn AA/FC at OCIR 1-10-1981
Don Prudhomme Pepsi Challenger vs Jim Dunn in Roland Leong's Kings Hawaiian Bread AA/FC at Orange County International Raceway, Irvine, CA, 1-10-1981. Night shots. Dunn on a record 5.85 blast. Yeah, it was that quick!





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