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CLASSIC VIDEO: THE WONDER OF DRAG RACING

wonderA neat look back to drag racing of the early-1970s in the Wonder Bread promo featuring an overall look at NHRA Championship drag Racing. There are plenty of cameos, including the fabulous Wonder Wagon driven by Kelly Brown.

 

 

STORYTELLERS - GARY SCELZI TELLS THE STORY OF THE DAY THE RENTAL CAR LOST

Life on the road can be tough sometimes, and when you're a rental car it's much tougher. Hear the story of Funny Car legends Gary Scelzi and Ron Capps, and the day driving across freshly plowed 30 acre field after a golf tournament sounded like a good idea at the time, but afterwards had some dire consequences. When you're the storyteller, you tell the story how you want to. Just ask Scelzi.

CPTV VIDEO: SOUTHEAST GASSERS 2017 SEASON IN REVIEW

Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct series. This year marks the seventh season of the specialty series which takes racers and fans alike back to the good old days of 1967.

CPTV FEATURE - SIDETRACKED WITH MELANIE SALEMI, A FULL SEASON

Racing isn't something we do to get sidetracked from life. Racing is life. Sidetracked is racing. Sidetracked is a video mini-feature series showcasing Melanie Salemi, and her Strange Engineering-sponsored PDRA Pro Boost team.

COMPETITIONPLUS TV FLASHBACK - 1970S NHRA DIVISIONAL ACTION FROM EDMONTON, ALB.

If you love classic drag racing, then you are going to love this presentation of divisional racing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. You'll see everything from gear-jamming class racing to nitro competition. If you listen very closely, the host sounds a lot like NHRA VP of Operations Graham Light, who used to run the track.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1984 IHRA SPRING NATIONALS VIDEO

Thunder Valley Dragway, the crown jewel of IHRA facilities, annually hosted the richest professional drag race with unheard paydays in the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock divisions. Consider this ... in 1980, Larry Carrier paid a whopping $20,000 to win in both Top Fuel and Funny Car divisions. Pro Stock took home an impressive $10,000.

The 1984 season marked a change for the IHRA as Top Fuel was dropped from the program leaving the fuel Funny Car division as the lone nitro division.

This rare video features coverage of the Pro Funny Car division as well as the mountain-motored Pro Stocks.

You'll see the stars of the era ... Billy Meyer, Mark Oswald, Denny Savage, Dale Pulde, Lee Shepherd, Roy Hill and more. This video also features sportsman categories.

If you look really closely during the broadcast, you'll see John Force and the king of the '55 Chevrolets Charles Carpenter.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1972 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Goodyear and ABC Sports film 'It sure went up in smoke' takes a look at Big Daddy Don Garlits, Don the Snake Prudhomme and Shirley Cha Cha Muldowney at the 1972 NHRA Winternationals Pomona California

CPTV ENCORE - A JOHN FORCE CHRISTMAS

Christmas time is about family, and for one storied drag racer, a metal toy log truck.

Sixteen-time NHRA champion John Force opens his heart about a five-year old's Christmas, and the challenges of growing up poor in the 1950s. This 20-minute video will tug at your heart, and if you are not careful, will have you shedding a tear or five.

A very emotional video where Force talks about his youthful lesson of learning the real meaning of Christmas. 

CLASSIC VIDEO: VROOM! AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CLASSIC DAYS OF DRAG RACING

hqdefaultTake a trip back to the early 1970s with this inside look of drag racing with cameos by Shirley Muldowney, Don Schumacher, Don Garlits and the late Jungle Jim Liberman. Tune in, you'll love this "far out" look into the world of drag racing.

 

CPTV CLASSIC VIDEO - RARE FIND OF US 30 DRAGWAY ACTION WITH SOUND

 

Chicagoland drag racing is much different now than it was back in the 1970s.

A stadium-style facility, built in the late 1990s, plays host to a stop on the 23-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Joliet, Ill. Up until 1984, a coliseum of sorts, located 30 miles east of Joliet, once served as the host to the nitro gladiators of yesteryear.

Don’t be confused, US 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana was no Route 66 Raceway. However, it served a purpose for hundreds of thousands of drag racing fans in Chicago.

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