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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.

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.

STORYTELLERS: JIM OBERHOFER TELLS THE STORY OF "CATCH THAT GUY!"

Storytellers is back. The always entertaining series of drag racing's icons telling their stories of days gone by continues in its third season at CompetitionPlusTV.

In this episode, storied crew chief, and storied individual in general, Jim Oberhofer, commonly known as Jim O, tells about a time when he and the boys went out on the town, only to cross paths with this dude who was obviously "jacked up" on something. It's past the statute of limitations so Jim O lets the story flow.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1985 IHRA STROH'S NATIONALS, DARLINGTON, SC

Travel back in time during the action-filled 1985 season, when the drag racing was filled with excitement.

During this season, the IHRA was a serious player in drag racing when their Winston-sponsorship drew the big names to NASCAR-related venues such as Darlington, SC. This season will forever be remembered as the one when Kenny Bernstein became a championship player, Bruce Allen filled the void left by the loss of Lee Shepherd, and cars such as Dale Pulde's Buick Miller Warrior Funny Car became an attraction.

The Stroh's Nationals was season-ending event on the IHRA tour, and in this episode you will see plenty of Funny Car action, along with the mountain motor Pro Stocks. Don't be surprised if you see some sportsman action as well in this ESPN broadcast.

CLASSIC VIDEO: THE WONDER OF DRAG RACING

wonderA neat look back to drag racing of the early-1970s in the Wonder Bread promo featuring an overall look at NHRA Championship drag Racing. There are plenty of cameos, including the fabulous Wonder Wagon driven by Kelly Brown.

 

 

VIDEO FLASHBACK: 1984 IHRA SPRING NATIONALS - BRISTOL, TENN.

 

Travel back to a time in drag racing when one of the richest paydays for Funny Car was reserved for the driver who could best navigate their race car down a strip which ran down the middle of two mountains.

IHRA Founder and President Larry Carrier was the driving force behind Thunder Valley Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., and one of his finest promotions was the annual Spring Nationals which paid almost double of what the leading NHRA events did.

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