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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.





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





Vintage Winter National Drag Races-Pomona 1965
Great close ups (movies) taken in the pits and along the return road of many of the great competitors of the 60's.





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.





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.





1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video. Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous and not-so-famous muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties. Digitized and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.





1968 SS Camaro,a/c,4 speed,amazing driver.
This 1968 Super Sport Camaro has never been offered for sale before and is in amazing turn key condition,it is not a concourse show car but a way above average driver that will be sure to be a hit anywhere it is taken.This amazing Camaro is very solid all original and uncut and the matching numbers 327 has just been rebuilt and blueprinted with some mild head work and a cam with a nice lumpy idle with no vibration felt through the car just great street performance,the transmission is non matching numbers but period correct Muncie 4 speed transmission with a hurst shifter and the power is transferred to the original 10 bolt posi rearend with 3:08 gears.There are alot of original parts still on the car as well as some upgrades we did,with the low mileage of the car alot of the factory parts are still there such as the cast iron manifold,alternator,a/c compressor,pulleys,brackets,ignition system with vaccum advance and water pump.We also did alot of upgrades to this amazing car such as full length headers,2 1/4 dual Exhaust with crossover and factory style tailpipes,Hotchkis tubular upper and lower control arms,Hotchkis coil springs,Hotchkis solid 1.25" front sway bar w/end links and Hotchkis tie rod ends with adjusting sleeves and pitman arm.Now for the exterior this Camaro is tuxedo black with the white bumblbee nose stripe and in amazing shape all the glass is in excellent shape,please look at all the pics carefully i think they will answer alot of questions its hard to hide anything on a black car.The black deluxe interior is in excellent shape and everything works properly the doors,trunk and hood all open and close nicely.This Camaro is a great classic that can be enjoyed and most of all driven the a/c blows cold and the car drives excellent,stops great,shifts great and just looks awesome,im sure this car will exceed the lucky new owners expectations.The car does come with the original camshaft,upper and lower control arms,front coil springs and sway bars.There are too many extras to list so please look at the pictures carefully and feel free to call me at 954-205-7467 with any Questions or offers.There are a few exterior blemishes please look at the last few pictures the car will also need new hood springs they are worn out





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.





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.





PINKS All Out Drag Racing CRASH
See what happens when a Camaro looses control and crashes into its Mustang competitor. Want more? Catch PINKS All Out on SPEED. Airs Thursdays at 8pm (5pm PT). http://www.speedtv.com/programs/pinks-all-out /





remembering ocir
The 1983 NHRA World Finals marked the last national event for Orange County International Raceway.





Drag Racing Living A Dream
Drag Racing footage of Wardlow & Braswell's 1968 Camaro, Beeline Dragway 1969, OCIR 1969 Lions Drag Strip 1971





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





DRAG RACING: 7 SECOND LOVE AFFAIR
What Drag Racing was all about in 1965. Lions Drag Strip at the peak of drag racing's golden age is the backdrop for this award winning documentary about the Adams,Wayre & Stewart Top Fuel Team's trials and tribulations in 1965 and focuses on the life of Rick "the Iceman" Stewart (the current NHRA chief starter) as he attempts to grab the second half of the two part world's speed record. This is the one DVD that every drag racing fan MUST HAVE! GET IT TODAY at: www.ClassicFUEL.com





Big Daddy's New Old Dragster
Don Garlits restores an old Swamp Rat with a brand-new 392 Hemi Crate Engine and shows the new motor how to do an old-fashioned burnout.




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