Go behind the scenes at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion with defending Funny Car series champion Jason Rupert as he provides insight to his weekend in Bakersfield. Produced by Les Mayhew.
Go behind the scenes at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion with defending Funny Car series champion Adam Sorokin as he provides insight to his weekend in Bakersfield. Produced by Les Mayhew.
Sit back, and crank up the speakers because CompetitionPlus.com had three cameramen covering this year's California Hot Rod Reunion Cacklefest. It's nitro like it was back in the day, and you can hear the engines zings we take you back to an era long gone. Produced by Bobby Bennett. Camera work by Les Mayhew, Bobby Bennett and Chris Graves.
If you were a drag fan of the 1970s, there's a good chance Steve Reyes was a large contributing factor to your passion. Reyes grew up in the drag racing rich confines of Northern California and early in life filled a void of chronicling the sport on film. He was an improviser. Wherever he went, he succeeded.
Reyes was given sound advice from his first credential, "Kid don't get run over." And, he never did despite coming close on occasion. When he was denied a starting line photographer pass in Bakersfield, he turned a top-end exile into a way of life. The first dragster he shot unloaded the top end of the engine, and the rest is history.
Reyes had a tendency to be in the right place at the right time. In this episode of Legends: The Series, go behind the scenes with one of drag racing's iconic photographers. He'll share the upside of photographing drag racing to the downs of watching friends either maimed or killed in an accident. As always in this series, we want you to walk away with an understanding of what made Reyes a legend.
Tony Christian is many things but shy isn't one of them. The former Modified eliminator icon who stepped up to NHRA Pro Stock before making the move into the Pro Street world, has enjoyed a colorful drag racing career.
Christian didn't win as many races as Bob Glidden or Lee Shepherd, but during his time he stood toe to toe with them. From Pro Stock, Christian came over into the Pro Street movement where he was one of the pioneering icons in the world's fastest street movement.
Christian leads a much easier life these days as a crew chief on Dan Stevenson's Pro Modified entry. In this latest instalment of Legends: The Series, Christian discusses the good old days of gear-jamming Modifieds and the days when he held his own against the giants of NHRA Pro Stock.