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
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.
INSANE Drag Racing WHEELSTANDS
Insane Drag Racing Wheelstands from various Drag Strips across the US,
including Byron Dragway, Huntsville Dragway, Ozark Raceway Park, South
Georgia Motorsports Park and Orlando Speed World. This is a fresh edit of
some old school goodness from the Urban Hillbilly Vault. Includes footage
from the Carnage Fest Vol. 1, 2, and 3, DVDs. DVDs now available at
Vintage footage of the 1963 Smokers Fuel & Gas Championships at
2014 Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Nationals Nostalgia Classic Drag Racing 2014 SNN #1
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at Quaker City Motorsports Park - Salem, OH
Total Insanity Monza - Chris Massarella; Parts Peddler - Steve Timoszyc;
Blue Thunder - Monty Stotz; War Path - John Cerchio; Time Bomb Vega - Bobby
Toth; Damn Yankee Vega - Mark Horvath; Kim McKean - Agent Orange; Poison
Arrow - Frank Barnard; No Money No Funny - Willie Johnson; Lil Miss -
Behavior - Bobbie Leigh Sweatland; Mopar Crazy - Chris Schneider; John
Troxel; Shyster Corvette - Nick Tilley; Solid Rock - Rocky Ausec;
Stranglehold Vega - Mike Hall; Funny Farmer Pinto - Ken Hall; Screamin'
Eagle Trans Am - Rocky Pirrone; Excalibur Corvette - George Reidnauer;
Plymouth Arrow - Jim Locsi; Road Show - Bill Anderson.
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Reunion, 2014 SNN #1, 2014 SNN#1 Video Extra
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 - Pacific Raceways 1963
Video from the Mothers Day drag races, May 12th 1963 at Pacific Raceways in
Kent, Washington. This was shot by a friend of my parents, Tex Steere, who
asked me to help convert it for him and has graciously allowed me to post
it on YouTube.
SEMA Drag Race: Hellcat vs Blasphemi vs Jeep FC vs Sonic! - 2014 SEMA Week Ep. 5
We've reached the final day of 2014 SEMA Week brought to you by 76, and
only we would dare to bring this ridiculous mix of vehicles together for a
grudge race on an unprepped airport runway. Fred Williams, Jessi Lang, Mike
Sabounchi and Mike Finnegan begged and bribed SEMA Show exhibitors to loan
them vehicles for a ¼ mile drag race and, though Finnegan and Sabounchi
failed, the group still managed to acquire a Jeep riding on tank treads, a
fresh-off-the-floor 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the infamous
Hemi-powered ’55 Chevy Bel Air from Roadkill, and a turbocharged 2013 Chevy Sonic to do battle.
The racers are as different as the cars. Finnegan lives in the world of hot
rods, Lang regularly pilots the best the OEM carmakers have to offer,
Williams spends all of his time in the dirt, and Sabounchi hops up every
compact car on the planet. Who will come out on top? Watch and find out!
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1/4 Mile Drag Race and Fuel Economy - Day 3 of Diesel Power Challenge 2013!
On Day 3 of Diesel Power Challenge, the 9 reader-selected trucks go
head-to-to head in a bracket-style 1/4-mile drag race shootout at Bandimere
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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.