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Racing my mustang Lions Dragstrip Willmington (Long Beach) California 8mm film from 1967
Racing my Mustang at Lions dragstrip in Willmington (Long Beach) California in 1967. Taken with a 8mm film home movie camera. Pardon for the poor quality but it is enjoyable because of the vintage. No sound from a 8mm film camera back then.





Irwindale Raceway, Irwindale Ca 1968 home movie.
This has several funny cars from the late 60s era. It was taken with an old 8mm home movie camera and the film did not hold up well over the years and it was a very crude transfer from home movie to digital. But car enthusiest might enjoy seeing the old funny cars.





Original Return To Lions
The Original version of Return To Lions before YouTube made me change the music.





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.





Drag Racing Back In The Day
dragonfly3119 shared video Drag Racing Vargo Dragway Elephant Road Perkasie, PA No longer in use Mid 1960s Old 8mm footage





Brooklyn RC Drag Racing
Large scale RC drag racing, 1/4 scale dragsters, funny cars and pro stocks. 5th scale FG Modelsport and HPI Baja'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.





Drag Racing In The 60s Part 3
Pictures and movies that I took at US 131 Dragway Martin, MI back in the '60s.





SURFS UP: THE SURFERS DRAGSTER
The Surfers top fuel dragster fires up. After 6 years "THE SURFERS" Top Fuel Dragster recreation was completed by Andy & Ron Marocco of DRAG CITY. Many believed that it wouldn't get done, but we proved otherwise.





GASSERS OF THE '50's '60's '70's
Nine minute promo from the full length (105 min) video available through Jim Amos' Bee On Video. You will find a mix of nationally famous cars as well as regional and local cars from around the country. We have included footage from thirty-eight different tracks in the USA and Canada. Real car sounds fully narrated. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds. www.beeonvideo.com





WinterNats
1970 AHRA Winternationals





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





Lions Drag Strip Wilmington (Long Beach), California
Lions Drag Strip, Wilmington, California Late 50's, early 60's I was born and grew up in Long Beach during this same time, my Dad and uncles would take me there. I can still remember the smell of bleach, burning rubber, and nitro methane. I Miss You Dad. Thanks to Fan Air





Gary Densham and Rodney Flournoy AA/FC at OCIR 3-14-1981
Gary Densham in the Teachers Pet and Rodney Flournoy AA/FC at Orange County International Raceway, Irvine, CA, 3-14-1981.





1962 Fontana & Colton Drags
Kinsg Men Car Club points meat at Fontana & Colton Drag Strips in 1962





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