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.... 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 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
Radial vs The World - Fastest Drag Radial Cars Video Coverage
Radial vs The World Video Coverage from No Mercy from SGMP Duck X
1/8th Mile Drag Racing
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Brother and Sister Killed in ‘Catastrophic’ Wrong Way Crash on PCH in Wilmington KTLA
A brother and sister were killed and two other high school students were
injured in a “catastrophic” wrong-way collision on Pacific Coast
Highway in Wilmington on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.Police
initially said the crash was the result of street racing.
But later, investigators would only say that the red Honda Civic involved
in the fatal crash was speeding down PCH on the wrong side of the street
alongside a pick-up truck, that was also driving against traffic.
“The driver of the Honda lost control and hit a white ride-share van
while the pickup truck kept going,” said Sgt. Dana Adams of the Los
Angeles police Department.
Siblings, Lexi and Eli Garcia, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two
female friends, also riding in the car, were transported to Harbor UCLA in
The collision occurred about 3:15 p.m. at 350 West Pacific Coast Highway
(map), according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.A
spokesman for the Los Angeles School Police Department said the two
individuals killed were students from nearby Banning High School, which
gets out at 3 p.m.
The school principal was called to the crash site to help identify those
killed, school police Sgt. Bernal said.A white ride-share van with
front-end damage was pulled over at the site of the crash, where the red
car was totaled, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
The driver of the van was not seriously hurt.
White sheets were placed over several spots on the car, apparently to cover
bodies. Later, a tent was erected around the car.Multiple fire engines were
on scene, as were several LAPD patrol cars. Dozens of people were gathered
The site of the crash was on a busy strip of PCH one block from Fries
Avenue Elementary and three blocks from Banning High.
Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department initially described the
victims as two adults. He later apologized for “mistaken assertion”
that the victims were adults; that information was based on their size, he
Police were still looking for the driver of the second vehicle which was
described as a dark-colored American-made pickup truck.
1990 - Part 5 Best of Famoso Raceway Vintage AA Gassers Willys Nostalgia Drag Racing Bakersfield, CA
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1990 Vintage AA Gassers Willys Nostalgia Drag Racing, Part 5 Best of Famoso
Race Drag Racing; Dan Horan Jr. Top Fuel dragster, Willys Gassers, K.S.
Pittman, Stone-Woods & Cook, Gary Fore Willys Foreplay Gasser, Junior Fuel,
Vintage Famoso Raceway, Nostalgia Drag Racing, Pro Mods, A/Gas, Nitro Top
Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Crash, Funny Car body explosion, Auto Club
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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.
Racing Bloopers and Breakage movie compilation 2003-2013
This is a ten year compilation video of Racing Bloopers and Breakage 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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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
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
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