Some photos and 8mm movies that I took in the late 60s at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI.
The pits were full of wild, Nitro burning Funny Cars at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI in the late '60s and I was there with my camera.
A look at 1960's Atco Raceway, with Tom Brookshier of TV10 Stockers, Gassers, Altereds, Dragsters
The first 8 minutes of this video are from an 8MM movie that was given to me by my old racin' buddy Dennis White. He was given the film by his friend, Joe McNett, who's late father, Marv, took the movies in 1962-'63. Marv's 'dark blue '56 Ford can be seen at 1;42. Although the film was in very poor condition, I felt that, for historical purposes, it should be shared. I have never seen any film from the track from the first years that it was in operation, although some may exist. From the 8 minute mark until the finish are photos and movies that I took myself over the years 1966 to the present. A special thanks to Jim Luikens for providing the rare photo of Arnie Beswicks '63 Pontiac Tempest Wagon, "The Grocery Getter", when it was sponsored by Seltzer Pontiac.
Clips from various strips in Michigan around 1966 or so, when gassers and altereds were King and "funny cars" were just coming onto the scene.
Part 1 of Several old home movies that span the late 1950's-to the nd of the 1960's. they will include vargo dragsway,Atco dragway,Cecil county,York, E-town & Pocono drag lodge. . you will see legends like TV tommy ivo running the Greek at atco, big daddy at atco,frank bash,Joe jocono,jungle jim, Brutis, joe Gerdlemen, lou Lang, bliss brothers, Weney & Amole S&W, Ken montgomery 555,green onions etc etc etc lots of local northeast legends these movies were given to me years ago for my collection, they came with the sound track already dubbed in (I don't own the music or the lyrics & don't know who's preforming the songs) alot of the music is new to me,never heard the songs? there may be as many as 4-5 parts as I have numerous tapes, I will postthem up as I finish transfering them to DVD
http://MuscleCarFilms.com/ Some vintage drag racing clips from my "Glory Days : 1963-1969" DVD. The shot of the Royal Pontiac car being pulled in on the trailer is my favorite!
Pictures and movies that I took at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI back in the '60s.
A great group of nostalgia Gassers came to US 131 Motorsports Park as part of the Funnycar Nationals on Saturday September 10, 2011.
an early event converted from film....