Burnout '75 & '76
A selection of Funny Cars, Fuellers and Altereds warm up their rear tyres
at British Drag Strips in 1975 & '76. Footage from Time Travel 13 which was
originally filmed by Ken Robbins on his 8mm sound cine camera. Full length
DVD avaliable at www.timetraveldvds.co.uk
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.
Before asking why is it funny please read this.The car is a Funny-Car. In
drag racing there are different classes of cars one of which is Funny-Car
so named because in the early days the cars were made from stock looking
cars but the rear wheels were moved forward which made them look "funny".
The term "funny car" was just away of describing the class these cars
compeated in, it has since become the official name for the class.
Drivers in Order of apperance
- Billy Meyer
- Gary Densham
- Commentary by the legendary Steve Evans & Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme.
Funny Car History
Excerpts from the Diamond P video "Fabulous Floppers". Narrated by the late
Steve Evans with NHRA Funny Car Champions Kenny Bernstein and Don "The
1975 IHRA PRO AM NATS, ROCKINGHAM
This rare footage was broadcast on Speedvision and featured coverage of the
1975 IHRA Pro Am Nationals. You'll see some legends like Garlits, Chi-Town
Hustler, Richard Tharp, General Lee Edwards, Bob Glidden and Shirl Greer.
Don Prudhomme's Car Collection & Race Shop Tour!
Take an inside look at Don Prudhomme's race shop in Vista, CA with Snake as
he gives information about many of the dragsters and funny cars in his
collection. He also provides up-close looks at both of the original,
restored Snake & Mongoose 1967 Dodge D700 Hot Wheels Ramp Trucks!
Snake & Mongoose
After having lunch at Fidel's in Solana Beach, saw Don "The Snake"
Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen funny cars parked on the street.
They were in town for Comic Con. Seeing those cars brought back a lot of