RARE 1980 NHRA GATORNATIONALS TELEVISION BROADCAST
With the VCR as cutting edge technology even back in 1980, it was not rare for drag racing fans to record their favorite national events. The 1980 NHRA Gatornationals had plenty to love about the traditional east coast season opener.
You'll see the legends of the sport from Don "The Snake" Prudhomme to Big Daddy and Shirley doing battle on the quarter-mile in Gainesville, Fla. There's lots to love about this broadcast including racers pushing their machines over the edge, to one significant crash.
There's even a Pro Stock final which set in motion one of the greatest rivalries ever.