|Glory Days : 1959-1969 (Vol 1)
|1959 NHRA Nationals - (color - 27 min)
Condition (Excellent) - A vintage 1959 film shot in vivid color, this documentary looks at the then
quickly emerging sport of drag racing. Originally titled "Ingenuity In Action", this rare film provides
excellent color footage from the NHRA Nationals held in Detroit, Michigan.
1962 Winternationals - (color - 8 min)
Condition (VG) - A color film with highlights from the 1962 Winternationals in Pomona, California.
1963 NHRA U.S. Nationals - (color - 11 min)
Condition (VG+) - Footage of Don Garlits, Connie Kalitta, Dave Strickler's "Old Reliable", Ramchargers
and "The Lawman" Dodges, Jim Wangers and the Royal Pontiac SD421 Catalina, even a quick clip of the
Royal Pontiac 421SD Tempest Wagon coming in on the trailer!
1964 NHRA U.S. Nationals - (color - 26 min)
Condition (VG+) - Includes a good deal of footage of the pit area and the staging lanes, as well
as Stock and Jr. Stock races. Great footage of Don Garlits, Connie Kalitta, Dave Strickler
(with an in-car camera), Dick Landy, the "Color Me Gone" Mopar, the Ramchargers, and more!
1965 NHRA Big Go - (color - 23 min)
Condition (Excellent) - Coverage of the 1965 Winternationals in Pomona CA, Springnationals in
Bristol TN, and the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis IN, known as the Big Go. Excellent footage of all
3 events! This film is in color, and very clear, but the color is washed out.
|2- DVD's : 219 minutes Quality : VG to Excellent
|Here are 11 vintage highlight films, over 3.5 hours of footage on 2 DVD's, from the 1959-1969 era
of Drag Racing. These films originally aired on TV, and were professionally narrated.
|1966 NHRA U.S. Nationals - (color - 24 min)
Condition (VG+) - Originally called "Race Against Time", this film was sponsored by Hurst Performance. Footage
includes the Hurst Performance Clinic, "The Munsters Coach" making a pass, Gene Snow's "Rambunctious"
1965 Dodge Dart, Tasca Ford Mustang, Grumpy Jenkins with his 1966 Chevy II, and much more!
1967 NHRA World Finals - (color - 20 min)
Condition (VG) - A rare film with highlights from the 1967 World Finals in Tulsa, OK. The hosts for this event were
Brock Yates and "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, both clad in dark suits (and ties) in an attempt to make the sport of drag
racing more respectable for TV viewers. Some good footage of Grumpy's new Camaro, and the legendary Ronnie Sox.
Also includes some rare clips from the NHRA Awards ceremony held at the end of the year.
1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals # 1 - (color - 23 min)
Condition (VG+) - Originally titled "The Eliminators", this highlight reel was narrated by
Bud Lindemann. Excellent coverage of the 1968 U.S. Nationals.
1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals # 2 - (color - 26 min)
Condition (VG+) - Originally titled "Drag Racer's Holiday", this is a totally different film from "The Eliminators" above.
Produced by Hurst, this film includes footage of Dick Smothers and his 1968 Olds (with in-car camera), Don Prudhomme,
Don Garlits, the Hurst Safe-T-Center, Ronnie Sox, Shirley Shahan, Dick Landy, Grumpy Jenkins, and more!
1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals - (color - 25 min)
Condition (Excellent) - Originally titled "Tournament Of Champions", this 25 minute
film shows highlights from the 1969 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN.
1969 AHRA Springnationals - (color - 6 min)
Condition (Excellent) - From Bristol TN, this is a short film which shows various highlight clips, but most of
the footage is dedicated to Mickey Thompson's Mustang Mach 1 Funny Car, driven by Danny Ongais.
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