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WATCH ALL EPISODES OF LEGENDS: THE SERIES, SEASON 4

Tune-in and watch the complete Season 4 of the acclaimed online documentary series Legends: the Series. Go behind the scenes and live the stories as told by the legends themselves. 

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1977 GATORNATIONALS

06_22_2011_1977_gatorsTravel back to a time when drag racing broadcasts were syndicated, the nitro flowed freely and dry hops were the norm in Top Fuel, AA/FD, and of course, AA/FC. Relive the moments when Pro Stockers had real body parts and didn't need a logo just to idenitify the manufacturer. Enjoy the golden tones of the legendary Dave McClelland and Steve Evans bringing you the 1977 NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. Close your eyes, hear the sounds and travel back in time to the one place in the country where disco wasn't king.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1979 NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS

The NHRA Summernationals was one of the major drag races both seasoned and aspiring drag racers wanted to win.

Color commentator Steve Evans described the 1979 NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, NJ., as, "not a good day for the old guard."

VIDEO FLASHBACK: 1976 NHRA GATORNATIONALS

Just in time for the upcoming NHRA Gatornationals, CompetitionPlus.tv presents this flashback to 1976 of the event hosted by Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla. This Diamond P-produced video includes the sights and sounds of drag racing the way it used to be. You'll see the legends Don Prudhomme, Tommy Ivo, Bill Jenkins and more. As always, the golden voice of the NHRA, Dave McClelland takes you back in time.

VIDEO - A GAGGLE OF REALLY COOL DRAG RACING THEMED COMMERCIALS

Commercials are the life's blood behind television programming. In fact, there was a time when the commercials became just as entertaining as the National Football League's Super Bowl.

We had some extra time, so we set out on a journey to find some of the best drag racing-themed commercials. Here's a good number of what we found.. Watch them all because there are some downright entertaining pieces.

WATCH ALL THE EPISODES OF SEASON TWO: LEGENDS: THE SERIES

Legends: The Series has returned for a second season with a line-up chock full of entertainment. The inaugural season provided surprise success, and along the way we lined up some of the greatest names in the sport to tell their stories. 

Hear the stories you didn't hear back in the day, by the drag racing legends who lived them.

Pro Stock icons bookend the second season, starting with Reher, Morrison and Shepherd and then concluding with Bob Glidden.

CLASSIC VIDEO - TELEVISION BROADCAST OF 1978 NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS

 

Take a trip back to 1978, when the NHRA Summernationals lived up to its name in early July, at the legendary Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Take some time and watch this affiliate broadcast which features all the action of the incredible drag race and the accompanying commercials of the time

Let's set the stage. Shirley Muldowney was the defending Top Fuel champion, but a young Jeb Allen was coming into his own. Don "The Snake" Prudhomme was on his way to another series championship in Funny Car, but on this weekend there was a mounting opposition to the Snake's dominance. And who could have ever thought what would happen when Bob Glidden showed up with a Ford Fairmont.

Enjoy the day, or at least an hour of it, with this gem.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1982: THE REBIRTH OF NHRA PRO STOCK

Only three times since the introduction of NHRA Pro Stock in 1970, has the factory hot rod division been overhauled. When the class was introduced it was done so based on a similar factoring system as was done in Super Stock, its predecessor. Pounds per cubic inch as well as other factors including wheelbase determined the weight each combination raced with.

With the IHRA's Mountain Motor concept snagging all of the major drag racing headlines for its seven-second exploits, the NHRA decided at the end of 1981 to scrap its antiquated system of factoring and adopt a universal displacement and weight.

Our team at CompetitionPlusTV has compiled a season in review of that 1982 season, which features the likes of Lee Shepherd, Bob Glidden, Frank Iaconio and Warren Johnson. You might even see a few cameo appearances in there as well.

CLASSIC VIDEO: ONCE UPON A WHEEL

This classic video follows the legendary Don "the Snake" Prudhomme and Tom 'the Mongoose" McEwen on a match race tour throughout the midwestern United States. Lots of dry hops and candid interviews with the legends of Funny Car racing.

CLASSIC DRAG RACING DOCUMENTARY - UP IN SMOKE WITH GARLITS, PRUDHOMME

This 1972 drag racing documentary is epic, featuring Don Garlits and Don Prudhomme from the 1972 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Ca. Produced by ABC Sports with support from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, this video follows two of drag racing's icon drivers in their battles through eliminations.

Narrated by the great Keith Jackson, "Up in Smoke" takes you through drag racing of the era including the emergence of female drag racers with a cameo from Funny Car-driving Shirley Muldowney.

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