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Lions Drag Strip 1971

Wardlow & Braswell's Screamin Yellow Zonker 1968 Camaro


 


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Lions Drag Strip
A short Video For the greatest dragstrip ever Lions Drag Strip





IRWINDALE RACEWAY 1971.wmv
Special thanks to Tom West & Steve Reyes, for shooting the Nanook stills, at the same time my father shot this footage. Drag Racing So. California style, racing action on the track, and take a walk through the pits along with my family and I, in an era missed, but not forgotten.





"55 Chevy" Gassers
Video slide show of 1955 Chevy Gasser drag race cars.





Lions Drag Strip incredible Grand Premier accidents 1972
Season opening Grand Premier at Lions Drag Strip in Janaury 1972 marked the return of NHRA sanction to the world famous Wilmington/Long Beach, CA racetrack. Incredible clip is from Part 1 (of 3 part) video documentary "Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip", and shows the unusual amount of accidents that took place, thanks to veteran lensman Paul Sadler and Dave Kerr. Lions would close after its 17-year run just eleven months later.





Beeline Dragway 1969
Wardlow & Braswell's 1968 Camaro





Fire burnouts
Some photos of the great fire burnouts from the 1960's to 1970's





10 BRUTAL Drag Racing WHEELSTANDS
10 Wheelstands with absolutely BRUTAL landings. Which do you think did the most damage?





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.





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AHRA Phoenix 1971 - Bee Line
Footage from the AHRA race at Bee Line (Phoenix) in 1971 Below commentary copied from Dragzine.com Slingshot Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Modified Production, Super Stockers, a young and curvy Linda Vaughn; it's all there. But perhaps the most interesting element captured and one that drag racing historians will pick up on right away is the presence of "Big Daddy" Don Garlits' Swamp Rat XIV. Although not the first rear engine dragster by any means, it undoubtedly ushered in the rear engine movement that led to the Top Fuel cars of today, and it's the footage of Garlits debuting and winning in the car at Pomona in 1971 that will forever live in infamy. But, as the AHRA Winternationals at Beeline took place in late January -- prior to the NHRA Winternationals -- what you're witnessing is the actual debut of the Swamp Rat XIV at Beeline.





The Surfers win Bakersfield 1966
The Surfers top fuel dragster faces Warren & Coburn at the 1966 US Fuel & Gas Championships at Bakersfield, CA.





Dick Harrell 1968 AA/FC warmup
The Dick Harrell 1968 Camaro Funny car fires up for the crowd at Berger Chevrolet during the 2011 28th Street Metro-Cruise





The Antique Doll Flathead Dragster start-up
This is our 1958 Te-440 Flathead dragster "The Antique Doll" The car was originally the SCRIMA - ADAMS - SMITH dragster that was Top Eliminator in 1959 at Lions Drag strip. It originally ran a 394 blown olds. September 12, 1959 at Lions drag strip Mickey Brown got killed in the car. After that day the car was sold and a flathead was put in for the last 40+ years.





DRAG RACING MOVIE!!!
Part 3 of the 4-disc 7 1/2 hour epic documentary. Featuring the likes of Nolan White, Al Teague, Tony Waters, George Bentley, Don Garlits, Art Chrisman, Don Long, and many, many more.......www.dreamsoflegends.com





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