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CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING, A SPORT OF THE PEOPLE

This classic video, produced in the early 1970s. explains the value of drag racing in the entertainment community. Plenty of old cars and interesting people in the promotional/documentary sport extolling the virtues of straight-line racing.

RARE TELEVISION BROADCAST OF 1978 NHRA GATORNATIONALS

 

Boy, do we have a great one for you today. Back in 1978, drag racing's coverage was broadcast in syndication and could appear on any of the big three networks. The same show could appear at 5 PM on ABC, and then across the country at 3 PM on CBS.

This broadcast of the 1978 NHRA Gatornationals features the drag racing legends in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock competing in the traditional east coast season-opener. You'll also see a full slate of sportsman final round action from Stock to Pro Comp.

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - MUSI, SMITH, HILL AND THE ADVENTURES OF CAP'N UNDERPANTS

They could embellish, but it wouldn't be their style. They could hold back a few details, but that wouldn't be their style either. Hold on as CompetitionPlusTV corrals in the trio of Pat Musi, Rickie Smith and Roy Hill for a storytelling session where they share the exploits of the day they crossed paths with a gentleman they describe as "Captain Underpants."

CPTV VIDEO - PAT MUSI TALKS ABOUT HIS NHRA PRO STOCK DAYS

Most people know Pat Musi as either one of the pioneering Pro Street champions or most recently the innovating drag racing engine builder who led the push of electronic fuel injection into nitrous Pro Modified. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, Musi was a competitive NHRA Pro Stock driver who finished fourth best in the 1981 championship chase.

CLASSIC VIDEO - C/STOCK AUTOMATIC CLASS ELIMINATIONS AT THE 2018 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS

It's Thursday at the 2018 NHRA U.S. Nationals, the second day of of the Labor Day hot rod tradition, a day reserved for Stock Class Eliminations. Go behind the scenes as we delve into C/Stock Automatic, a division truly for the American muscle car. See what happens when new school meets old school in a battle of the ages.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1983 NHRA NORTHSTAR NATIONALS - TF - TAFC

Up until this point, drag racing's television presentation had largely been in syndicated status, appearing at random times on random networks. This was one of the earliest presentation on The Nashville Network.

You will see the greats such as Shirley Muldowney, Gary Beck and Gary Ormsby, as well as an up and coming Frank Manzo.

CPTV VIDEO - CLASSIC PRO STOCK & COMP ELIMINATOR FOOTAGE FROM BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Check out this classic home video footage from Brainerd International Raceway in the early-1980s. You will see Pro Stockers, Modifieds, and Competition Eliminator action. A special treat is footage of Jerry Hemmingson's A/Gas Pinto as well as the late John Hagen and his Pro Stock Mopars.

CLASSIC VIDEO - HIDDEN HEROES FEATURING WARREN JOHNSON

Travel back to the mid 1980s when the show Hidden Heroes followed some of drag racing's iconic names. The show, broadcast on the Nashville Network was a Diamond P production and took the cameras behind-the-scenes to introduce race fans to some of the sport's more dynamic individuals.

This episode spends time with the legendary "Professor of Pro Stock" Warren Johnson.

CPTV CLASSIC VIDEO - REMEMBERING DIAMOND P's DECADE OF THRILLS II

Legendary television personality and announcer Steve Evans and iconic drag racer Don Prudhomme continue their discussion of drag racing highlights up until 1990 in this Diamond P compilation. You'll see many of drag racing's highs and lows during a drag racing era when politics were minimal and excitement was maximum.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1983 NHRA NORTHSTAR NATIONALS - FC-TAD

Go back to an era when television broadcasting was at a crossroads. This rare coverage from the 1983 NHRA Northstar Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., features coverage of the fuel Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster divisions.

Up until this point, drag racing's television presentation had largely been in syndicated status, appearing at random times on random networks. This was one of the earliest presentation on The Nashville Network.

You will see the greats such as Kenny Bernstein and Frank Hawley, as well as an up and coming Darrell Gwynn in his pre-Top Fuel days.

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