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.
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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, especially when it is running.... 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.
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November
12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro
motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin
Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro
entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time
at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final
round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off
against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
Racing Bloopers and Breakdowns movie compilation 2003-2013
This is a ten year compilation video of Racing Bloopers and Breakdowns
movie 2003-2013, filmed by Wyld Fantasies Media Studios LLC! Tons of crazy
racing action of all types, with segments including Drag Racing, Motorcycle
Drag Racing, Drifting, Burnouts, Hillclimbs, and more! Nitrous Backfires, Wild wheely rides, bikes losing
their chains, cars almost wrecking and crossing lanes, drifting wrecks,
drag racing crashes, hill climb wrecks, burnouts and cars both on fire is
just the start! This video features video from tons of popular midwest
racing organizations including the Nhdro, Thursday Night Lightz, Friday
Night Lightz, the Street Life Tour, the Devils Staircase AMA Pro Hillclimbs
and many more! Want to see some of the photos that go with this event?
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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.
World's Greatest Drag Race 4!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with 10 of the world's
best supercars and sports cars facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint
for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's field includes all
10 contenders from Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car Powered by Mobil 1
We have the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST,
Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 turbo S, Subaru WRX STI & Volkswagen Golf GTI --
all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to
find out which car is the fastest. Obviously these 10 competitors display a
wide range of power and performance, so why do we continue lining them up
for one, over-the-top drag race?... Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 4 concludes our special 2014 Best Driver's Car
Week here on the Motor Trend Channel. We hope you've enjoyed all of this
week's videos and we look forward to rolling out an all-new batch of
amazing cars and amazing videos for you next year for Motor Trend's 2015
Best Driver's Car!
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World's Greatest Drag Race!
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Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy
Directed by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Jim Gleason