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RARE VIDEO - 1966 BAKERSFIELD FUEL AND GAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Many historians consider the 1966 Bakersfield Fuel & Gas Championships one of the best "March Meet" events at the iconic drag strip. Though this video only shows the highlights of the revered event, it was the last 64-car show the event fielded. Iconic drag racers like Mike Sorokin behind the wheel of The Surfers dragster, James Warren in the Warren-Coburn rail, and even a cameo from Stone-Woods_Cook gasser make this video a must-watch.

The cherry on the top of this treat? Keith Jackson narrates the iconic race video.

COMPILATION VIDEO - THE FIRST DECADE OF PRO MODIFIED

They were once a group of old Modified Eliminator racers who traded in their small blocks, Doug Nash transmissions, and 50-pound flywheels for large displacement engines and Lencos. They traded the rigid confines of class racing for the outlaw arena of high-speed bracket racing. But they wanted more.

Then a group of Pro Stock racers, who had grown weary of fighting the relentless fight in high dollar professional drag racing, decided to put nitrous oxide on their racecars and let them "eat."

MUST SEE VIDEO - FUNNY CAR CHAOS - THE MOVIE

From the creative genius of drag racing filmmaker Les Mayhew comes this epic video from 2021 most-regarded Funny Car event, ever.

The Inaugural Funny Car Chaos Classic at the Texas Motorplex rocked the drag racing world as the largest Funny Car event in over 50 years!

68 Flip top floppers from across the country came to compete in this no rules, heads up, run whatcha' brung festival of horsepower! This event also featured the Outlaw Fuel Altered Association and much more! Enjoy this epic recap of the BIGGEST Funny Car race of this millennia!

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND - 1975 ROCKINGHAM

This rare video gem was broadcast on Speedvision and features coverage of the 1975 IHRA Pro Am Nationals, the traditional spring race hosted by Rockingham Dragway. Back in the day the IHRA provided an alternative to the larger NHRA and to be honest, the racing wasn't that bad. You'll see in this two-part video rewind footage of Don Garlits, Shirl Greer, Raymond Beadle, Bob Glidden, General Lee Edwards and more.

VIDEO FEATURE - IT'S ALL IN THE FLYWHEEL

Thanks to CompetitionPlus.com reader Monty Bogan, we are able to present what will be a multi-part series of home videos shot by him at IHRA events from 1993 until 1996, focusing on the old Modified Eliminator in an era when stick shift cars winded high and dumped the clutch.

You'll see a gaggle of high-winding Corvette Stingrays, Chevy II's and Camaro working the gearbox on both eighth and quarter mile runs.

You see facilities such as the old Shuffletown Dragway, Greer Dragway, hio Valley Raceway and legends Thunder Valley Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., and Darlington Dragway in Darlington, SC.

Who knows? You might catch some Quick Eight Pro Modified footage in there too.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1985 ADRA WORLD FINALS - FUNNY CAR

Travel back in time to an era when John Force was trying to find his place in a drag racing world. This gem was filmed in Spokane, Wash., at the ADRA World Finals in the latter years of the old American Hot Rod Association. It was part of the syndicated Pro Drag Superstars series.

Go back to the last days of the cackle and dry hops.

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CLASSIC DRAG RACING VIDEO: 1969's BIG NUMBERS DOCUMENTARY

The season 1969 was more than a transitional one to a new decade of drag racing. News entities were moving forward at a rapid rate including a new Funny Car class and an evolving heads-up Super Stock division.

Tune in for tons of front-engine action, Funny Cars, Sox & Martin and more. It's the perfect way to start off the new year.

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF BILLY MEYER

Forget any preconceptions you might have had about Billy Meyer, the Hall of Fame Funny Car driver, developer of the game-changing Texas Motorplex and one-time owner of the IHRA. In this episode of Legends: The Series, producer/director Bobby Bennett cuts through the brash, bold façade that was the talented Texan’s alter ego to reveal a thoughtful visionary whose impact on the sport has been immeasurable.

From fielding one of the first 18-wheel support rigs to introducing myriad new corporate sponsors through previously untapped B2B relationships to building a racetrack that set a new standard for the sport at almost every level, Meyer’s fingerprints are all over the straight-line landscape.

Growing up in a household in which failure was not an option, he was the youngest son of motivational entrepreneur Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation Institute, who early-on taught him the value of goal setting, focus and hard work.

CPTV VIDEO: FUNNY CAR SUMMER AT CHRISTMAS

07_02_2011_cptv_funnycarsummerOn this Christmas Day, if you have an hour or so to spare, tune into an American drag racing icon -- Funny Car Summer. This drag racing movie follows Jim Dunn, his family and their unique rear-engine Funny Car into the legendary California tracks and beyond.

Grab some eggnog, get comfortable in your chair and enjoy this blast from the past. Hook your computer speaker to the arm of the chair and pretend you're at the drive-in theatre. Ah, those were the days.

 

STORYTELLERS - RICHARD THARP TELLS THE STORY OF THE ARTFUL DODGER

There's only one Richard Tharp, the original drag racing party animal. Sit back and listen to the story of the day the Feds were after Tharp, the driver who made famous the line "A Star I Are, A Saint I Ain't." The authorities followed Tharp to the drag strip, when he tried his best to evade induction into the Army for Vietnam War. He might have won on the drag strip, but this day he didn't win against Uncle Sam.

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