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CLASSIC DRAG RACING ON CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR

 

This race was chock full of excitement from the veterans, including Big Daddy Don Garlits, Raymond Beadle and the terror of Pro Stock Bob Glidden. You'll see exciting action including Jeg Coughlin Sr.'s scary crash while racing Top Fuel.

STEVIE "JACKSON" SAYS GOODBYE TO THE SHADOW

 

Stevie "Fast" Jackson knew the unwritten rule and still defied it.

A drag racer is not supposed to get attached to a race car because it can lead to heartbreak.

Jackson, the two-time NHRA Pro Modified champion, iconic drag radial racer, and outspoken doorslammer racer, watched his Shadow 2.0 leave his Georgia-based shop with its new unnamed owner. Shortly afterward, he went over in the corner and shed a tear or five.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1984 AHRA GRAND AMERICAN SERIES - US 30 DRAGWAY

Travel back in time to the legendary U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana, once known for its tremendous booked in match race shows. However, this time it's an event with the AHRA's Grand American Series.

The show Superchargers, known for its coverage of the obscure events, tackled this event, covering the Funny Cars and Top Fuelers. The Funny Cars were the stars of the show, like most every event at U.S. 30. However, the Top Fuelers put on a show with the legends.

You'll see plenty of legends in this one hour presentation.

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.

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