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WILD VIDEO - BOB RAHAIM'S WILD RIDE IN HOUSTON

NHRA Pro Mod driver Bob Rahaim gets out of the groove and hits both guardwalls at the 2017 NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. Rahaim was evaluated by onsite emergency staff and was released.

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - AL SEGRINI TELLS THE STORY OF "BIRDS OF A FEATHER, STICK TOGETHER"

The Funny Car fraternity was a tight-knit family back in the days, and legendary Funny Car pilot put the bond to the test back in the 1970s against a headstrong track manager at Napierville Dragway in Quebec. Segrini had encountered some problems in a previous event which put him behind the eight-ball making it to the next show. He barely arrived in time but was met with disdain by the track official who determined Segrini would get nothing for his effort. What transpired next is the stuff good drag racing war stories are built on.

LEGENDS PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF VICTOR BRAY

To borrow the famous Foster's Beer advertising slogan, Victor Bray is Australian for drag racing. The fifth-generation farmer represents one of the pioneering icons of the Top Doorslammer, Australia's answer to American Pro Modified. The highly popular drag racer from Down Under is responsible for taking the sport to the next level there with his undying passion for promotions and winning. Check out this preview of the upcoming Legends: The Series episode.

CPTV VIDEO: SOUTHEAST GASSERS - MONTGOMERY RECAP SHOW

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. This video focuses on the action from the Montgomery, Alabama season-opener.

WILD VIDEO - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CAMARO CRASHES VIOLENTLY

David Hildebrand in the Boogeyman Camaro -vs- Carl Scott in the Honeybadger Nova for $5000 at the No Prep Mayhem event at Kansas International Dragway. Hildebrand was out and OK after an absolutely brutal tumble over the guard rail.

CPTV FEATURE - SEVEN YEARS LATER, SOUTHEAST GASSERS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

Quain Stott readily admits he didn't see the success ahead when he launched the Southeast Gassers Association [SGA] in 2011. Entering its seventh season, the SGA, drag racing's strictest period correct Gasser series is exceeding the expectations of many, including those of the found, who simply wanted to preserve a period of drag racing history with an authentic representation. In this video, hear from Stott as he discusses the launch of the series and it's proud moments.

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - WJ TELLS THE STORY OF "ARE YOU CALLING ME A DRUNK?"

There will only be one Warren Johnson, a man who epitomizes the philosophy of "don't ask the question if you don't want the brutal truth." However, in this instance, Johnson wasn't being brutally honest as much as he was attempting to be humorous. Well, this time Johnson caught 16-time champion John Force, while in his younger years, at a peculiar time.

EASTER WEEKEND VIDEO TREAT - WHEELS OF FIRE VIDEO

04_22_2011_cptv_wofWe’ve uncovered another one of the popular 1970 drag racing documentaries, this one titled Wheels of Fire.

This documentary, according to the youtube.com channel was written and directed by Douglas Kent Hall. Wheels of Fire focuses on the lives of five major drag racers of the era: Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Richard Tharp and Billy Meyer.

This hour long movie was produced by Texas race promoter Buddy Boren.

You can buy this video on DVD AT Dave Wallace’s Hot Rod Nostalgia online store. This video is a neat find on YouTube but to be appreciated you must see it on the big screen in your living room.

The video can be purchased here – HOT ROD NOSTALGIA
 

LIVE VIDEO: WOOSTOCK, DARLINGTON DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Woostock at Darlington Dragway. 

SEASON 3, 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.

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