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A HIDDEN GEM - MIKE DUNN INTERVIEWS TOM MCEWEN

The passing of Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen was a surprise and a shock to myself and I’m sure everybody else that new him well. Even though you know that it is inevitable, you always think that your heroes are never going to die. I know he was 81 and had some health issues in the past but I was lucky enough to interview him at the March Meet this year and like always, he had that quick wit and could remember things in his career that made the interview seem like it could have been done during his driving days. I never thought when I was doing the interview that it would be my last time talking with him, but I am so thankful that I had the opportunity. RIP Goose 

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF BIG JIM DUNN

 

Jim Dunn grew up in Montana, the son of a cowboy and bronc buster. It became clear to his dad, though, that one horsepower wasn’t likely to hold his son’s interest for very long so, after identifying an underlying passion for cars, he bought him a 1939 Ford and, on his 14th birthday, threw in a cam and carburetors with the stipulation that he install them himself. The rest, as they say, is history.

In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, “Big Jim” reflects on 64 years in fuel racing, on winning the 1969 March Meet in a field of 134 fuel dragsters, on his starring turn in the movie Funny Car Summer, on “talking” to his motors, on driving the only rear-engine Funny Car to win an NHRA national event and on why he still is one of the toughest crew chiefs for whom to drive.

CPTV VIDEO - A GASSER RACE NO ONE WANTED TO LOSE

The Southeast Gassers Association is many things to many people, but most certainly is entertaining. In this clip from our friends over at Drone South Production, a pair of drag racing's strictest period correct Gassers battle with all the intensity of two wild animals dueling to the victory. Check out this wild race between Donovan Stott and Gary Cline.

CPTV VIDEO - SOUTHEAST GASSERS ROLL INTO KENTUCKY

Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the 2018 Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct series. This year marks the eighth 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 Mt. Park Dragway SGA event in Clay City, Ky.

CPTV VIDEO - THE LATEST EPISODE OF NITRO OUTLAWS TELEVISION

Nitro Outlaw Drag Racing Association at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX. Top Fuel features Cory (Mac)McClenanthan and Bill Litton and Lex Joon. In Funny Car its Del Worsham, Todd Simpson and Jack Wyatt. Racing Chicago style to a Dragster vs Funny Car in the final.

LIVE VIDEO: MIDWEST BRACKET NATIONALS, U.S. 131 DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Midwest Bracket Nationals at US 131 Dragway.

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).

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - ROB BRUINS TELLS THE STORY OF "IT'S SO CUTE"

The Ocelot is about twice the size of the average house cat, and a sleek animal with a gorgeous dappled coat. The beautiful feline can make a great pet in certain circumstances. Let the record reflect, a truck and two drag racers don't provide the optimum setting. But don't take our word for it, listen to Rob Bruins, the 1979 NHRA TF champion, who along with Herm Peterson experienced one first-hand.

STORYTELLERS - JIM DUNN TELLS THE STORY OF DQ BEFORE DISHONOR

Driving for Jim Dunn can sometimes be a challenge because of his demanding nature and high standards. However, when the driver is from Japan, sometimes the communication barrier can be a challenge. Dunn spins a yarn about the time Kenji Okazaki combined tradition and nitro racing, and of course, the Dunn tutelage.

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF WARREN JOHNSON

 

Warren Johnson won 97 national events and six championships at the wheel of a series of Chevrolets and Oldsmobiles during the golden age of NHRA Pro Stock racing. Yet, even though he has hoisted more NHRA trophies than any pro racer with the exception of John Force, he never fancied himself a driver.

In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, WJ gets candid about his career and those who helped shape it, from Dr. Zook to Bob Glidden, talks about being “vertically challenged” and explains his simple philosophy of life.

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