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CLASSIC IHRA RACE COVERAGE VIDEOS

Prior to their pioneering association with ESPN, the International Hot Rod Association under the guidance of Larry Carrier and Ted Jones partnered with the Mizlou Television Network for a series of race coverage shows.

TV4U.com purchased the rights to the syndicated shows from Mizlou and in this offering, features coverage of the 1983 and 1984 IHRA Springnationals, two of the richest purse drag races in drag racing of that era.

CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING'S GLORY DAYS

According to noted drag racing historian Bret Kepner, this documentary is one of many repackaged Chrysler Corporation-produced drag racing films shot from 1963 - 1973 for rent through their dealerships. ESPN included these films in their Glory Days series, hosted by Dave Despain, which aired in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING'S GLORY DAYS

According to noted drag racing historian Bret Kepner, this documentary is one of many repackaged Chrysler Corporation-produced drag racing films shot from 1963 - 1973 for rent through their dealerships. ESPN included these films in their Glory Days series, hosted by Dave Despain, which aired in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - 1972 GREAT LAKES DRAGAWAY

This video features nitro action from Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI. There are some classic rides in here including the Funny Cars of Gene Snow, Fred Mandoline and Kelly Chadwick. The dragsters include Ma and Pa Hoover and other Midwestern regulars.

THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - A V-6 RUNS PRO STOCK

Sometimes the best laid plans on paper just don’t jibe with politics.

Buddy Ingersoll of Ziegler, Ill., knows that to be an accurate statement.

A little over 22-years ago, with the blessings of the IHRA’s tech department, Ingersoll began entering Pro Stock events with his turbocharged, 260-inch Buick Regal. This was fine until he leaned on the locals and started running quick in qualifying and even worse, started winning rounds.

Ingersoll reached the final round of the 1986 IHRA Fall Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., and afterwards found himself banished back to NHRA’s Competition eliminator. If it hadn’t been for a burned up clutch in the final round against Pro Stock icon Bob Glidden, he might have been tarred and feathered in the pits.

This classic YouTube video features the ESPN coverage of this event.

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND: PRO MODIFIED AT THE 1990 IHRA FALL NATIONALS

Pro Modified turns 20 years old in 2010 and while spending our usual time browsing YouTube.com, we fould this ESPN video gem dating back to 1990. This video features quarter-final action from the 1990 IHRA Fallnationals in Bristol, Tenn. Tim McAmis would eventually go on to win the title. This video features many of the first year players including Ronnie Sox, Blake Wiggins, Fred Hahn, Scotty Cannon and Ed Hoover.

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND: PRO MODIFIED AT THE 1990 IHRA FALL NATIONALS

Pro Modified turns 20 years old in 2010 and while spending our usual time browsing YouTube.com, we fould this ESPN video gem dating back to 1990. This video features quarter-final action from the 1990 IHRA Fallnationals in Bristol, Tenn. Tim McAmis would eventually go on to win the title. This video features many of the first year players including Ronnie Sox, Blake Wiggins, Fred Hahn, Scotty Cannon and Ed Hoover.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1973 IHRA NORTHERN NATS - MUNCIE, IND.

This video was originally aired on Speedvision, now commonly referred to as SPEED. Before both Milan Dragway and U.S. 131 Dragway staged their Nothern Nationals events, this race was conducted in Muncie, Ind. This classic video features on the 1973 Northern Nationals and features some of the finest racers of the era on the IHRA tour. Watching this video will make one appreciate the level of safety in today's drag racing as well as the basic drag strip "creature" comforts. 

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1986 IHRA POP HOT ROD NATIONALS

The video will take you back to an era when the top name professional drag racers will able to compete in both sanctioning bodies. Cameo appearances include the late Scott Kalitta, Kenny Bernstein, Darrell Alderman and Roy Hill just to name a few.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1986 IHRA POP HOT ROD NATIONALS

The video will take you back to an era when the top name professional drag racers will able to compete in both sanctioning bodies. Cameo appearances include the late Scott Kalitta, Kenny Bernstein, Darrell Alderman and Roy Hill just to name a few.

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