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CLASSIC DETROIT DRAGWAY VIDEO

Detroit Dragway was a legend of another era.

When the strip closed in the 1990s, the facility ended a rich history
of drag racing that dated back to the 1950s when a fledgling sport was
just beginning to spread throughout the country.

The facility hosted national events but none like the premiere drag racing in the world.

Detroit Dragway hosted the NHRA U.S. Nationals in 1959 and 1960.

While that may prove quite the trump card in some circles, nothing will
ever invoke the Detroit Dragway legend like its famous radio
commercials did.

Simply put, the catchphrase became the tradition for drag racing advertising.

“Sunday Sunday Sunday at Detroit Dragway” began at Detroit Dragway and quickly spread throughout the drag racing world.

That fever was no doubt inspired by the YouTube Video we found of the 1959 NHRA U.S. Nationals at Detroit Dragway.

This video clip, we understand, came from a documentary titled "Ingenuity in Action".

CLASSIC DETROIT DRAGWAY VIDEO

Detroit Dragway was a legend of another era.

When the strip closed in the 1990s, the facility ended a rich history
of drag racing that dated back to the 1950s when a fledgling sport was
just beginning to spread throughout the country.

The facility hosted national events but none like the premiere drag racing in the world.

Detroit Dragway hosted the NHRA U.S. Nationals in 1959 and 1960.

While that may prove quite the trump card in some circles, nothing will
ever invoke the Detroit Dragway legend like its famous radio
commercials did.

Simply put, the catchphrase became the tradition for drag racing advertising.

“Sunday Sunday Sunday at Detroit Dragway” began at Detroit Dragway and quickly spread throughout the drag racing world.

That fever was no doubt inspired by the YouTube Video we found of the 1959 NHRA U.S. Nationals at Detroit Dragway.

This video clip, we understand, came from a documentary titled "Ingenuity in Action".

THANKSGIVING TREAT - 1979 NHRA WORLD FINALS VIDEO

Maybe Thanksgiving dinner hasn't begun or perhaps you've already eaten, whatever the case may be we have a special Thanksgiving treat for you. We found these Diamond P gems on You Tube featuring the 1979 NHRA World Finals at the old Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, Ca.

There are some classic names on these videos such as "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme, Raymond Beadle, Bob Glidden, Frank Iaconio and more. Featured today are the first rounds of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock as well as the sportsman final rounds.

Witness Rob Bruins crowned the NHRA Top Fuel champion over Kelly Brown and Beadle clinching the Funny Car crown breaking Prudhomme's streak of four championships. 

Oh Yeah, you have to see that up and coming John Force -- he's a hoot.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

THANKSGIVING TREAT - 1979 NHRA WORLD FINALS VIDEO

Maybe Thanksgiving dinner hasn't begun or perhaps you've already eaten, whatever the case may be we have a special Thanksgiving treat for you. We found these Diamond P gems on You Tube featuring the 1979 NHRA World Finals at the old Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, Ca.

There are some classic names on these videos such as "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme, Raymond Beadle, Bob Glidden, Frank Iaconio and more. Featured today are the first rounds of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock as well as the sportsman final rounds.

Witness Rob Bruins crowned the NHRA Top Fuel champion over Kelly Brown and Beadle clinching the Funny Car crown breaking Prudhomme's streak of four championships. 

Oh Yeah, you have to see that up and coming John Force -- he's a hoot.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND - 1979 IHRA FUNNY CAR NATIONALS

Since the IHRA Funny Car division will be a thing of the past in 2009,
we felt it was pretty neat to find this video showing a day and time
when the floppers were a staple of the sanctioning body's program.

This classic video rewind comes from the 1979 IHRA Funny Car Nationals
hosted by Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. On this clip you'll see such
notables as Dale Pulde, Raymond Beadle, Kenny Bernstein, Frank
Oglesby's Mello Yello Mustang and Shirl Greer.

TODAY'S VIDEO CLASSIC MOMENT

This classic video piece comes from what we believe to be the Flames of
Fear video on YouTube.com and features a few ugly racing accidents from
the 1970s. Among the mishaps are Bob Mayer’s tree wipe out, Raymond
Beadle’s Indy body separation and an ex Gene Snow flopper meets its
demise.

TODAY'S VIDEO CLASSIC MOMENT

This classic video piece comes from what we believe to be the Flames of
Fear video on YouTube.com and features a few ugly racing accidents from
the 1970s. Among the mishaps are Bob Mayer’s tree wipe out, Raymond
Beadle’s Indy body separation and an ex Gene Snow flopper meets its
demise.

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND - 1981 SOUTHERN NATIONALS

This home movie comes from the 1981 Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga.
After running it's formative years under the IHRA sanction, this was
the first event with the NHRA. There are some interesting scenes such
as Top Fuel Motorcycle and there's a cameo appearance from Terry Vance.
You'll also see a pre-race parade and race action featuring such names
as Jody Smart, Raymond Beadle, Al Segrini and the Yuill Brothers. The late John Hagen is on there as well.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1978 IHRA ATLANTA

Today's video classic rewind comes from home movie footage with sound
shot at the 1978 IHRA Dixie Nationals in Commerce, Ga. There are some
rough spots in the flick which opens with Big Daddy Don Garlits and
then goes into Pro Comp with Dale Armstrong's AA/DA. Then a good
portion of Modified eliminator ensues with a sprinkling of the old
Modified Compact VWs and Karman Ghias. There's even a rare appearance
by the Chi-town Hustler.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1978 IHRA ATLANTA

Today's video classic rewind comes from home movie footage with sound
shot at the 1978 IHRA Dixie Nationals in Commerce, Ga. There are some
rough spots in the flick which opens with Big Daddy Don Garlits and
then goes into Pro Comp with Dale Armstrong's AA/DA. Then a good
portion of Modified eliminator ensues with a sprinkling of the old
Modified Compact VWs and Karman Ghias. There's even a rare appearance
by the Chi-town Hustler.

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