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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


 


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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.





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 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





The Surfers win Bakersfield 1966
The Surfers top fuel dragster faces Warren & Coburn at the 1966 US Fuel & Gas Championships at Bakersfield, CA.





Best GTR launch control reaction ever
Courage is strong in this beautiful GTR Pilot! She took the directions given to her and just rolled with it! I love the part where the fear takes over body control, which makes it hard for her to think straight to let off the gas to make it stop. Hahahahaha This is by far the best GTR Reaction I have ever seen with for GTR Launch control.





Vintage Dragsters
Vintage footage of the 1963 Smokers Fuel & Gas Championships at Bakersfield.





Racing Crash Compilation September Week 1 2013 | RacingFail
New channel on http://www.youtube.com/tvmotoringtube





1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals The Eliminators - Part 1 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm Vintage Drag Racing - The Eliminators Part 1 - 1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals. 1968 Nationals Finalists: Top Fuel Winner, Don Garlits; Runner-up, Steve Carbone; Top Gas Winner, Jack Jones; Runner-up, Walt Rhoades; Super Winner, Paul Stage; Runner-up, Don Nicholson; Comp Winner, Harry Luzader; Runner-up, Carl Roland; ModifiedWinner, Sam Gianino; Runner-up, Dave Koffel; Super Stock Winner, Arlen Vanke; Runner-up, Wally Booth; Stock Winner, Larry Lombardo; Runner-up, David Duell. Also featuring the Winged Express, Kansas John Wiebe, Ronnie Sox, George Montgomery, Bruce Larson, Gordon Collett, Tom the Mongoose McEwen, Leroy Goldstein, Billy Kidd (Will's Fargo), Sneaky Pete Robinson, Dick Smothers, Tommy Ivo, Tom Hoover and Shirley Shahan. Drag racing of the 60s.





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.





bad dragbike crashes
Things happen REAL fast on a drag bike,,,,,,,,, sometimes BAD THINGS.





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. Bill Pitts,





Twin Cam Tommy - blower explosion
April 4, 2009. Sacramento Raceway. Firing up the dragster to see if it can make a run today, and the answer is no.





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, Bakersfield, California. 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 http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com Video courtesy of Ralph West of One Man Video.





2012 Bakersfield March Meet -Nitro Top Fuel First RD White, Sorokin, Young, Nostalgia Drag Racing
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm March 1-4, 2012 Bakersfield March Meet; Nostalgia Top Fuel First Round: Mike Irwin upsets low qualifier Tony Bartone 6.76 to 6.85; Bill Dunlap defeats Rick Williamson 5.92 to 6.08; Jim Young gets win over Ernest McClain 6.59 to 10.28; Rick White defeats Brendan Murry 5.62 to 6.00; Jon Rasmussen upsets Jim Murphy 6.21 to 6.30; Adam Sorokin takes out Terry Cox 5.79 to 5.90; Mendy Fry defeats Rick McGee 5.97 to 7.32. Bartone Bros. Racing Team 2012 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, A/Gas, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Crash, Funny Car body explosion, Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com Drift HD Action POV Camera, antron brown, winternationals, explodes





King & Marshall AA/FD nitro front engine cackle
King and Marshall front engine AA/FD dragster warming up at New England Dragway in epping N.H 9/11/05




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