AHRA Phoenix 1971 - Bee Line
Footage from the AHRA race at Bee Line (Phoenix) in 1971
Below commentary copied from Dragzine.com
Slingshot Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Modified Production, Super Stockers, a young and curvy Linda Vaughn; it's all there. But perhaps the most interesting element captured and one that drag racing historians will pick up on right away is the presence of "Big Daddy" Don Garlits' Swamp Rat XIV. Although not the first rear engine dragster by any means, it undoubtedly ushered in the rear engine movement that led to the Top Fuel cars of today, and it's the footage of Garlits debuting and winning in the car at Pomona in 1971 that will forever live in infamy. But, as the AHRA Winternationals at Beeline took place in late January -- prior to the NHRA Winternationals -- what you're witnessing is the actual debut of the Swamp Rat XIV at Beeline.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet - Nitro Funny Car Rd 1 Eliminations Nostalgia Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com March 19, 2011 - Ron Capps kicks off nitro funny car eliminations with an engine explosion that sends the Blue Max Ford Mustang body off and away in a winning 7.79 over Dennis Swearingen's 6.11 in the Nitro Cowboy '69 Chevy Camaro; Mike Savage wins in the Candies and Hughes '70 Barracuda entry with a 5.94 over Peter Gallen's 6.23 in his Poverty Stricken '74 Chevy Vega; Tim Boychuck wins easily in his '77 Pontiac Firebird with a 5.86 over Dwayne Patton's shut off 14 second pass; Jason Rupert drives the Mert Littlefield '69 Chevrolet Camaro to a first round win on a single when opponent John Hale is shut off after firing in his '69 Camaro; Kris Krabill drove Gary Turner's Pedaler '78 Plymouth Arrow to a winning 5.97 over Dennis LaCharite's 5.99; Mike Halstead drove the Bomb Squad '73 Plymouth Duster to a winning 6.14 over Mark Hentges' shut off 16.76 in Bucky Austin's '78 Plymouth Arrow; Mark Sanders pedaled his Mr. Explosion 1970 Nova to a coasting 9.28 win light over Tim Nemeth who shut off; Jeff Arend drove Dale Pulde's War Eagle '77 Pontiac Firebird to a winning 5.899 over Rian Konno's 6.62 in the Kanzanjian, Lemmon, Konno '71 Ford Mustang - all during first round of nostalgia funny car eliminations of 2011 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Auto Club Famoso Raceway
133353 / 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda
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Just one look at this 1970 'Cuda convertible and you know it's special. Not rare special (although it is one of a kind), but cubic dollars special. Looking through the receipts, it appears that it would take a $300,000 check to duplicate this machine, and based on the fact that every single component in it has been modified in some way, I'm not surprised. Stunning in every way, from the design, to the powerplant, to the gorgeous leather interior, it's really no surprise that Sony chose this vehicle to be the centerpiece of their corporate booth at the SEMA Show. Yeah, Sony could have any car in the world, and they chose THIS one.
It all started out innocently enough, but every panel was massaged and customized to create a shape that's definitely 'Cuda, but ever so slightly different at the same time. Of course, all the extraneous trim was shaved, including door handles, mirrors, side marker lights, and anything else that would detract from the clean, flowing profile. The paint is straight out of the Ferrari catalog, finished in two-stage PPG urethane with a lot of extra metallics and pearls mixed in for good measure. To look good under the lights at SEMA, it has to be more than simply shiny. This one glows.
Power for a machine like this had to be amazing, but just throwing in a Hemi crate motor wasn't enough. It started out as a 6.1 liter Hemi out of a 2006 Chrysler, but was torn down and rebuilt with forged internals. A few different induction systems were tested, but ultimately they settled on a polished Kenne Bell Supercharger. Altogether it makes somewhere north of 700 horsepower at the rear wheels. Custom sheetmetal panels were fabricated for the inner fenders and radiator shroud, framing the engine like a piece of art. The installation is incredibly sanitary, and you'll definitely want to display this car with the hood open every chance you get.
The transmission is a built 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic, but before you start complaining about the yester-tech transmission, note that it has a Gear Vendors overdrive unit attached behind it. Capable of withstanding more than 1000 horsepower, this was really the only way to get an automatic transmission to survive behind that supercharged Hemi.
A full frame has been inserted under this formerly unit-bodied ragtop, a custom Art Morrison piece that allows flat floors and some serious suspension upgrades. Up front, it's all Corvette C5 stuff, with upper and lower A-arms and adjustable coil-over shocks. In back, there's a bulletproof Ford 9-inch housing hanging off a triangulated 4-link setup with more coil-overs and an anti-roll bar. Wheels are gigantic custom-made hoops designed just for this car by Modern Muscle and measuring in at 19x8 up front and a mammoth 20x12 in back.
If you think the body is art, wait until you see the interior. Inspired by the Aston-Martin DBS, it's awash in sumptuous Burnt Orange leather that sizzles against the Ferrari blue paint. There isn't a stock component left in there, from the grippy bucket seats to the custom fabricated console, to the dash full of new Stewart Warner gauges. The entertainment system is, of course, by Sony, and features built-in navigation and a back seat and trunk full of amplifiers and subwoofers. Overhead there's a thick black canvas convertible top drops neatly into the well behind the passenger compartment, where it's protected by a matching boot.
It was only a few weeks ago when I was saying that I think we had discovered the ultimate pro-touring Mopar. In typical fashion, as soon as we make a pronouncement like that, cars like this inevitably show up. Stunning in every regard, masterfully built, and ready to compete, show, drive, and race, this car takes no prisoners. It's definitely the finest we've seen, but that's only until the next guy steps up and spends $500,000 to build his. Call today!
G.T.R. & the DALE ( Drag Racing ) TEXAS
The racers and Fans of the 'DALE. That would be EVADALE RACEWAY in Evadale Texas. It's just the BEST Little Drag Strip in the Deep-Southeast. Come on in nd check out some of these really interesting Race cars and Race Trucks and Bikes that are here from the area surrounding the 'DALE. GTR or GoldenTriangleRacers.com has provided you with this footage.
'65 Corvette Stingray "Maxxed Out" driving
Brent Jarvis' '65 Corvette Maxxed Out leaving Barrington cruise night. This is no trailer queen! This car has won awards at GoodGuys, SEMA, World of Wheels and is the ISCA Street Machine Champion and he drives it. Awesome car in action.
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:
BUDDY PERKINSON - EXTREME PRO STOCK TESTING (ON BOARD)
BRADENTON RACEWAY PARK TESTING 3/21/12-3/22/12
ADRL DINGMAN RACING EXTREME PRO STOCK "CANNED HEAT" DRIVEN BY BUDDY PERKINSON (ROOF VIEW AND IN CAR VIEW).
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800hp 66' Chevelle Dragster Startup
This car is being built for pro street drags at the Portland International Raceway. The only origional parts on this car is the rear 3/4 of the body and the front 3/4 of the chassis. motor is a 498 cu in Somers Racing motor built by Archie Summers in Vancouver Wa. Ford 9 inch, Art Morrison 4 link and Lemon Racing headers from Cali. The smoke that you see coming from the engine bay is the paint burning off of the headers.i have been helping my friend with this car for 2 year and its almost done. will post more videos when completed.