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.
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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
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.
Vintage footage of the 1963 Smokers Fuel & Gas Championships at
Jay's Car 1
We're now going to look at yet another cackle car in the making. This one
is being created for Mr. Jay Carpenter. Jay was very much involved in the
junior fuel class from 1968 through 1973. Jay and his partner Mike Clancy
were very competitive in the junior fuel class and raced at Lion's Drag
Strip, Irwindale Raceway, Orange County, The Pond, and Carlsbad Raceway.
But Jay always admired the Woody Gilmore Chassis in top fuel. And so--some
40 years later, he has decided to create, with the help of Freddie
Hayhurst, a Woody Gilmore car that incorporates most of the best aspects of
the '67,'68, and '69 Woody cars. And some other aspects that will help
make this a very fine cacklefest car.
So join us as Jay "takes delivery" of the chassis.
Thanks for watching.
1990 - Part 5 Best of Famoso Raceway Vintage AA Gassers Willys Nostalgia Drag Racing Bakersfield, CA
Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/
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
Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Brought to you by
Video courtesy of Ralph West of One Man Video.
1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part II - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm
Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part II - Presented by
Hurst Performance Center - 1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals. Narrated by the late
Steve Evans. Qualifying and eliminations featuring Top Fuel Winner Don
Prudhomme, Runner-up Kelly Brown; Top Gas Winner Domenic Santucci,
Runner-up Phil Hobbs; Funny Car Winner Danny Ongais, Runner-up Rich
Siroonian; Super Eliminator Winner George Montgomery, Runner-up Ron Ellis;
Competition Eliminator Winner Terry Fritsch, Runner-up Neil Ellis; Street
Winner Glen Self; Runner-up Carroll Caudle; Super Stock Winner Ronnie Sox,
Runner-up Ron Mancini; Stock Winner Bill Morgan; Runner-up Tom Neja.
Including, wheelstand crash, nitromethane, engine explosion, 32 car Top
Fuel field, Stockers, Buster Couch.
Drag racing from the 60s.
2013 Night Under Fire Larry Spiderman McBride Nitro Top Fuel Motorcycle Nostalgia Drag Racing
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August 13, 2011 - Norwalk Night Under Fire at Summit Racing Equipment
Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car Drag Racing
Larry Spiderman McBride and his nitro-fueled 1511cc Puma/Kawasaki
Also Featuring: Ohio Outlaw AA/Gassers: Featuring Steve Crook in his 1956
Blew By You Chevy; Brian Spotts in his It's Crazy 1948 Anglia; Micky Hale
in the Warlock 1948 Austin; Skip Coverdale in his 1948 Anglia; Ed Kasicki
in his Phenomenon 1933 Willys; Rocky Pirrone in his Boss Hydro 1933 Willys;
Dave Cobb in his Finders Keepers 1933 Willys; Mark Benjamin in his 1933
Williys; Ted Turley in the Traveler 1933 Willys; and Fred Bear in the Big
John Mazmanian 1941 Willys. Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars Two-Race Exhibition
between Jim Head in his Head Racing Trans Am against Mark Oswald in the
Candies Family Racing Cuda. Nitro Funny Cars First of Two-Race Exhibition
between Chad Head and Blake Alexander, and Robert Hight and John Force.
Night Under Fire The King of Quake - Bob Motz World's Quickest and Fastest
Jet Kenworth, Drag Racing, Flame throwing semi, sign burning, 17,500 HP,
jet powered Truck. Bradenton Motorsports Park Haltech World Finals -
Top Fuel Bike Final - Peter Svensson vs. Larry McBride TF Bike Final Drift
Helms Bakery Tow Truck Discovered on Old Route 66 (Mother Road) while searching for a Mater.
I wanted a mater for an astrolabe, came accross this vintage numbers
matching Lambert Wrecker on Route 66 in Essex, CA. Astrolabe
This 1957 International Lambert Tow Truck started life as a service and
recovery truck for Helms Bakery in Culver City Ca., "The First Bread on the
Moon". Helms Bakery might have had several tow trucks, Helms had whole
fleet of bread trucks and support vehicles. At one time Helms had over 500
bread trucks and service vehicles.
http://helmsbakerydistrict.com/history/helms-photos The industrial quality
of the IH cab and chassis Model A132 was chosen to be the foundation this
rare Lambert Tow Truck was built upon. This 1957 International A130 chassis
left the Springfield Ohio International Harvester assembly line on April
19, 1957, then shipped by either rail or truck via Route 66 to Los Angeles.
At that time, Lambert Co LTD was located at 1202 E Olympic Blvd in Los
Angeles, California and was the West Coast Ernest Holmes Distributor, also
Lambert built their own bodies and complete turn-key tow trucks.
http://www.towtimes.com/?p=3136 This one is equipped with its original
Holmes 400 Wrecker (dated June 1957), the rare Plus Body with Tool
Compartment with CA dimensions of 60" (dated July 8, 1957). This Wrecker is
also equipped with a rare scobie plate or flat plate sling, used mostly on
the West Coast. The large flat surface face of the plate matched the
matching flat faces of all Helms Bakery Trucks.
uN5nTo Even the later panel trucks had large flat custom grill guards. So
in July of 57, a true West Coast Step-side Tow Truck was born sporting that
familiar shinny Helms Bakery Yellow over Black, Dark Walnut Brown or Coffee
paint scheme I remember as a kid living in Bellflower, Whittier, and Long
Beach back in the 50's and 60's,
http://gombessa.tripod.com/scienceleadstheway/id5.html Helms Bakery or
Lambert are no longer in bussines. Here the Essex Towing truck has been
sitting waiting patiently for me to come along so I can pamper her. Parked
only fifty feet off the original old Route 66 (pre-1931 alignment, dirt
road seen in the background), where she has sat for 10 years or more and
has made the Hot Mojave Desert home since the closing of Helms Bakery in
1969. After Helms, the little tow truck helped relocate or salvage the
thousands cars off of this stretch of Route 66 to Barstow or Needles as
Interstate 40 was to bypass this stretch of road by 1972. Here she sits and
listens to the BNSF trains as they sound the warning at the Sunflower
Springs level crossing. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_crossing
Standing about a hundred yards to the west on Route 66, across from the
fully functional and staffed Cal-Trans Yard, sits a cute Radiator Well the
Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA Insurance) erected in 1940.
This little drinking fountain in the desert provided a much needed FREE
drink of clean cool water for all those thirsty automobile radiators. Back
in the days most stops in the Hot Mojave desert charged 10 cents a gallon
for dirty radiator water, John Steinbeck wrote a book about those days,
"The Grapes of Wrath". http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grapes_of_Wrath
The free range cattle for cow tipping provided by the Blair Ranch, you will
notice the cattle guards and cow warning signs as you pass through town.
Say hello to JR and John at their little tire shop that is still in
business when you stop by Essex. Essex Ca was bypassed by interstate 40 in
1972, leaving Essex a Ghost Town almost. But thanks to Johnny Carson, in
1977, Essex got TV Reception for the first time ever. The whole town was
then invited to Burbank to the Johnny Carson Show. John and the Little Tow
Truck had to stay home to watch out for the travelers.
Just a note, the litte tow truck has since been relocated. As far as I
know, this is the only remaining Lambert Built Tow Truck known to exist.
Essex Ca is also known as "Free Water" and the Heart of the Mojave Desert
according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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
Four girls reactions to 900hp Nissan GTR
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by Induction Performance? As seen dominating at the 2013 FL2K event, watch
and see how J "tezza" Camacho, Stephanie Wilson, Kimi Beattease, and Mary
F. White react to their first ride in a 9 second Nissan GT-R!
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Owner of TezzaVision Productions
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Mary F. White
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What's that chrome car? Appearing in this video is the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST
from my involvement as an agent for the #FiestaMovement. Ford provided me
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Truck Fest 2013: Smokey Big Rigs Burnouts & Drag Racing Revealed
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) When you think of a Big Rig Semi...you probably
don't immediately think of drag racing...or do you? This weekend at
Bandimere Speedway just outside of Denver, Colorado hundreds of Big Rig
Semi trucks lined up on the drag strip to see which one is the kind of the
mile high drag strip and which one is the fastest mile high pickup
dragster. Can a big rig run a sub 20 second quarter mile? You bet. Can a
big rig run a sub 15 mile....no problem. Can a Big Rig run a sub 10 second
time? You'll have to watch the video to find out. In another fun and
informative TFLtruck video we see what happens when the Big Rig Semi Trucks
line up behind the Christmas Tree.
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