Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take the title. Great Racin'!!
Pro Stock Drag Racing
Pro Stock Qualifying at the 2007 Ihra President Cup Nationals. The first 6.29 pass and the quickest pass in IHRA pro stock history,Brian Gham's 6.28.
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Side note; The images depicted in this slide are internet finds and I claim no ownership to them. All photos in the Grumpys Toys book have been used with written permission and differ from what you see here.
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Shirley Muldowney crashes
This video clip from the Diamond P Decade of Thrills 2 shows horrific crash photos from Shirley Muldowney's Montreal crash in 1984.
1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video.
Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous and not-so-famous muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties. Digitized and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.
1978 NHRA Sportsnationals
The late, great, Modified eliminator. If you've never witnessed Modified Production and Gas-class cars in action, you really missed drag racing's most exciting era!
Sure, drag cars are making more horsepower and torque than ever, with resulting quicker and faster ET's and MPH, but the sounds of these high rpm, manual shift race cars--sans any electronic rev limiters--is no longer around. Ditto for the mean sounding/cool looking dry hops, as the cars approach the start line (after the burnout) is unfortunately, a thing of the past.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet Tony Noto Grumpy's Toy Crash
Real bummer this car crashed. Tony Noto in his 1974 Grumpy's Toy Vega Pro Stock replica. This was hands down my favorite car at the March Meet. My dad had a Popular Hot Rodding centerfold of this car in my room when I was a kid. Let's hope Tony will rebuild...I want to see more Nostalgia Pro Stock cars like this one with the vintage wheels and dry hops (something you don't see anymore).
I hope everyone likes my little Diamond P replay tribute.
Drag Racing Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars March Meet 2009
http://www.DragRacingTV.com/blog/ Drag racing video from the 2009 March Meet, Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car class. This is the second round of qualifying, from the first event on the NHRA Heritage Series drag racing tour.
This video was shot in high definition, with surround sound audio that you can hear even on Youtube, as long as your computer is hooked up to a Dolby receiver.
Here are drag racing videos of all of the rounds. Because there were so many funny cars in attendance, there were two seperate eight-car fields in the elimination rounds:
NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR ELIMINATIONS:
NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR ELIMS, CONSOLATION BRACKET:
NITRO NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING:
NOSTALGIA SUPER/STOCKERS UNPLUGGED
Five minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos' Bee On Video. Drag Racing action from Beaver Springs and Numidia dragway. See fifty-five Nostalgia S/S cars do their thing on the quarter mile. Burnouts, wheelstands, side by side action! This video turns back the clock to the golden era of Super Stock Drag Racing. www.beeonvideo.com
Run What You Brung @ Cecil County Drag-O-Way
Promotional clip for the full length video available from Bee On Video. Super Stockers, A/FXers, Funny Cars, Stockers, Junior Stockers, Gassers, Fuelers, plus more. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds. beeonvideo.com