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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.

A CAJUN WEEKEND CLASSIC: 1984 NHRA CAJUN NATIONALS

From the onset of this presentation of the annual pilgrimage to Baton Rouge, La., one could feel this wouldn't be the normal presentation of the NHRA Nationals.

The Ed McCulloch/John Collins Funny Car crash was one which hadn't been seen broadly in drag racing since the legendary Jeb Allen/John Weibe incident nearly a decade early.

There was all kinds of action featuring the legends Gary Beck, Mark Oswald, Joe Amato and a new Thunderbrid of Bob Glidden.

Take a trip back to the glory days of NHRA when Moose's weekend never presented a dull moment.

LIVE DRAG RACING - SANTA POD'S FIA MAIN EVENT

Watch Santa Pod Raceway's Main Event from the United Kingdom.

Visit https://santapod.com for details of all upcoming events at Santa Pod Raceway!

If you're enjoying the live stream show your support by visiting the Santa Pod shop at https://www.santapodshop.com

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1979 NHRA GATORNATIONALS

79 gatorsWe invite you to take a trip down memory lane to the 1979 season.

The 1979 NHRA Gatornationals was heralded as one of the "majors" and like every other running of the event was affected by weather.

HONORING BIG MAC: LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF DAVE MCCLELLAND

In as much as actor Morgan Freeman's voice epitomizes the perceived voice of God, there's no perceiving when it comes to the voice of drag racing.

No single voice has been more closely associated with NHRA Championship Drag Racing than that of Dave McClelland. For 42 years (1961-2003), “Big Mac” announced NHRA events, served as TV host on TNN, cut TV and radio commercials and served as emcee at countless NHRA functions from banquets to press conferences.

51ST BOISE IGNITOR - A NITRO AMERICA VIDEO FEATURE

From the creative genius of Les Mayhew and his Nitro America brand comes all of the action from the Boise Ignitor at Firebird Raceway in Idaho, the latest stop on the NHRA Heritage Series.

You’ll see the best of the best in the Nostalgia Funny Car division, including action from qualifying and round-by-round final eliminations. You’ll hear from the drivers and see all the action in incredible detail both visual and audio. Sit back and crank up the sound because you are going to enjoy this one.

MOTHER'S DAY TREAT - HEART LIKE A WHEEL, THE SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY STORY

Heart Like a Wheel is a 1983 biographical film directed by Jonathan Kaplan[2] and based on the life of drag racing driver Shirley Muldowney. It stars Bonnie Bedelia as Muldowney and Beau Bridges as drag racing legend Connie Kalitta. The film garnered two award nominations: Bedelia for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, and William Theiss for an Academy Award for Costume Design.(from Wikipedia).

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.

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