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CHRISTMAS VIDEO TREAT: DRAG RACER 1971

As part of our CompetitionPlus.com holiday tradition, we've searched the YouTube.com site for rare and entertaining videos to pass the time during your time away from work.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1980 NHRA CAJUN NATS ON EUROPEAN TV

Drag racing has a worldwide attraction, especially when it comes to nitro-burning floppers. This video from YouTube.com features Funny Car action from the 1980 NHRA Cajun Nationals at State Capitol Dragway located outside of Baton Rouge, La.

You'll see the legends of the era including Raymond Beadle, Billy Meyer, Kenny Bernstein, Ron Colson, Ed McCulloch, Tom Hoover, Tripp Shumake, Henry Harrison and Paul Smith. The video does include subtitles but the presence of dry hops makes up for it.

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND: SCOTTY CANNON'S AUSSIE TOUR

Shortly after a frustrating 1997 season, six-time Pro Modified champion Scotty Cannon embarked on an Australian tour where he raced against the best of the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Series. This video features coverage of his battles with Aussie legend Victor Bray. If you're a doorslammer fan, this is a video well worth your time.

CLASSIC IHRA RACE COVERAGE VIDEOS

Prior to their pioneering association with ESPN, the International Hot Rod Association under the guidance of Larry Carrier and Ted Jones partnered with the Mizlou Television Network for a series of race coverage shows.

TV4U.com purchased the rights to the syndicated shows from Mizlou and in this offering, features coverage of the 1983 and 1984 IHRA Springnationals, two of the richest purse drag races in drag racing of that era.

CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING'S GLORY DAYS

According to noted drag racing historian Bret Kepner, this documentary is one of many repackaged Chrysler Corporation-produced drag racing films shot from 1963 - 1973 for rent through their dealerships. ESPN included these films in their Glory Days series, hosted by Dave Despain, which aired in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING'S GLORY DAYS

According to noted drag racing historian Bret Kepner, this documentary is one of many repackaged Chrysler Corporation-produced drag racing films shot from 1963 - 1973 for rent through their dealerships. ESPN included these films in their Glory Days series, hosted by Dave Despain, which aired in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - 1972 GREAT LAKES DRAGAWAY

This video features nitro action from Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI. There are some classic rides in here including the Funny Cars of Gene Snow, Fred Mandoline and Kelly Chadwick. The dragsters include Ma and Pa Hoover and other Midwestern regulars.

THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - A V-6 RUNS PRO STOCK

Sometimes the best laid plans on paper just don’t jibe with politics.

Buddy Ingersoll of Ziegler, Ill., knows that to be an accurate statement.

A little over 22-years ago, with the blessings of the IHRA’s tech department, Ingersoll began entering Pro Stock events with his turbocharged, 260-inch Buick Regal. This was fine until he leaned on the locals and started running quick in qualifying and even worse, started winning rounds.

Ingersoll reached the final round of the 1986 IHRA Fall Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., and afterwards found himself banished back to NHRA’s Competition eliminator. If it hadn’t been for a burned up clutch in the final round against Pro Stock icon Bob Glidden, he might have been tarred and feathered in the pits.

This classic YouTube video features the ESPN coverage of this event.

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND: PRO MODIFIED AT THE 1990 IHRA FALL NATIONALS

Pro Modified turns 20 years old in 2010 and while spending our usual time browsing YouTube.com, we fould this ESPN video gem dating back to 1990. This video features quarter-final action from the 1990 IHRA Fallnationals in Bristol, Tenn. Tim McAmis would eventually go on to win the title. This video features many of the first year players including Ronnie Sox, Blake Wiggins, Fred Hahn, Scotty Cannon and Ed Hoover.

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND: PRO MODIFIED AT THE 1990 IHRA FALL NATIONALS

Pro Modified turns 20 years old in 2010 and while spending our usual time browsing YouTube.com, we fould this ESPN video gem dating back to 1990. This video features quarter-final action from the 1990 IHRA Fallnationals in Bristol, Tenn. Tim McAmis would eventually go on to win the title. This video features many of the first year players including Ronnie Sox, Blake Wiggins, Fred Hahn, Scotty Cannon and Ed Hoover.

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