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RARE DRAG RACING VIDEO - 1984 IHRA NORTHERN NATIONALS - MILAN, MICHIGAN

Travel back to 1984, when the IHRA had parked its Top Fuel program in favor of just a fuel Funny Car class. One of the staples in the traditional schedule was in Milan, Michigan, the drag strip located outside of Detroit.

You'll see the legends such as Dale Pulde, Kenny Bernstein, Billy Meyer, Tom McEwen, Mark Oswald, and Raymond Beadle. The Pro Stocker are represented by Rickie Smith, Lee Shepherd, Darrell Alderman, Roy Hill, Joe Lepone Jr., and more. At the time, many of the sports big names ran both IHRA and NHRA because of Winston's involvement.

MUST SEE VIDEO: THE BAKERSFIELD MARCH MEET BY NITRO AMERICA

From the creative genius of Les Mayhew comes a video that captures the spirit of the March Meet at Famosa DragStrip like none other. You'll hear the sights and sounds like never before of the most prestigious nostalgia drag race in the world.

You'll see everything from front-engine dragsters to Funny Cars to Fuel Altereds in this ten-minute video which takes you as close as you can get without climbing into the cockpit. You'll see the highs and the lows of an event that you should attend every season.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1980 POPULAR HOT RODDING NATIONALS

Thanks to the forward thinking of former Funny Car racer Ron Colson this video exists.

Colson's Colson Communications was responsible for shooting and producing this video, which back in the day was cutting edge for a drag racing presentation. NHRA Drag Racing was syndicated, and while we are uncertain if this appeared on any television station, it was available in VHS in an era when this medium was still in its formative stages.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1980 NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS

Take a trip back in time when the SUMMERS meant hot and fast drag racing at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. You'll see the dry hops of old and the legends including Jeb Allen, Dick LaHaie, Don Prudhomme, Billy Meyer and Pro Stock legends Bob Glidden and the late Lee Shepherd.

You'll even see the sportsman finals and a good look at the legendary Wayne County Opel A/Gasser. For some reason, the broadcast missed the Pro Comp final round.

Another great trip back in time with Diamond P producing the show for ABC's Wide World of Sports.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1989 NHRA SUPERNATIONALS, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Travel back in time when the drag racing world had settled down following the upheaval of the Billy Meyer IHRA purchase and the war which had ensued. With the Texas Motorplex now back home at the NHRA, Houston Raceway Park provided Glendora with a formidable one-two LoneStar punch.

You will see a future champion score his first career NHRA national event victory.

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CLASSIC VIDEO - 1984 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS, COLUMBUS, OHIO

The NHRA Springnationals, when held at National Trail Raceway just outside of Columbus, Ohio, is a throwback to the so-called good old days of drag racing. Outside of the horrible Doug Kerhulas crash, there is plenty to love about this video with the legends of drag racing.

You'll see the emergence of Mark Oswald in Funny Car as well as the dominance of Gary Beck in Top Fuel. The legendary Lee Shepherd is part of a star-studded Pro Stock program.

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ENCORE - LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF ERIC MEDLEN

It’s been ten-and-a-half years since a freak accident during what should have been a routine test session took the life of rising Funny Car star Eric Medlen and put into motion a father’s quest to transform personal tragedy into meaningful change in race car design.

In this, the debut episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, John Medlen talks about his son’s passion for life, his affinity for people and how his pursuit of a dream ultimately landed him in the seat of one of the world’s most powerful race cars and made him a six-time NHRA tour winner. “(Driving) was something he wanted to do very, very, very bad,” Medlen said of his son, who was just three races into his fourth pro season when he died at age 33. “I did everything I could to talk him out of it (but) I could see that’s where his heart was. That’s what he wanted to do.” Nevertheless, overcoming his own grief in the aftermath of the accident was a slow and very painful process, one in which he insists Eric played a major role.

“We all get to choose the path we take in life,” he said. “You’ve gotta make the best decisions you can, but it’s your life. It’s a time that God has given us on this planet and you get to pick. We have an arrival date and an ending date and there’s a dash between it all. We get to pick how we live that dash. (Eric) was a perfect example of living (that dash) to the fullest."

RARE DRAG RACING VIDEO - 1985 PRO-AM NATIONALS, ROCKINGHAM, NC

The 1985 Winston IHRA Drag Racing Series action was about as exciting as it could get. This traditional stop on the eight-race drag racing series in Rockingham, NC, brought all the action via its ESPN broadcasts produced by Masters Entertainment. In this era, the IHRA was heavy on the bodied cars was a 16-car field for Funny Cars and its exciting brand of Pro Stock featuring unlimited displacement engines.

This broadcast, one of four scheduled for the season, is chock full of action, whether it's the Pro Funny Car division or the Mountain Motor Pro Stockers. This event was the last for Dale Pulde's Miller Beer Trans-Am as it squares off against the veterans Don Prudhomme, Kenny Bernstein, and Billy Meyer.

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