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Old 02-08-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Long Island Drag Racing



This one popped up on the NHRA list this morning. Vintage video from Long Island International. It's all pretty decent stuff, but the kicker comes at the 6-minute mark - funny car racing... in the snow!...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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Wow,That's great! Snow didn't slow them down.Jungle Jim and Sox and Martin too.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Great footage....I especially liked Malcolm Durham's Strip Blazer.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:06 AM   #4
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Man that was fun, thanks.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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That was great!!! Thats just what I needed....Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #6
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Excellent!! Lots of famous cars, and a bunch of cool ones that weren't so famous. Thanks, Ryan.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:35 AM   #7
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This just reinforces the fact that I was born 20 years too late......and that NHRA drag racing today just sucks.......

Thanks alot.......
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:01 PM   #8
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Dig it!
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:30 PM   #9
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Towards the beginning, was that a Jag coupe all cut up or an Opal? All motor and tires.... sweet.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:43 PM   #10
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Default Re: Long Island Drag Racing

Saw that in a thread here on the Hamb earlier this week...

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...sland&page=104

#2065 Damn Ryan,Bdays must be catchin up with ya.Scooped again!
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:45 PM   #11
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Towards the beginning, was that a Jag coupe all cut up or an Opal? All motor and tires.... sweet.
It sure looks like an XKE to me.

That brings back a lot of memories. That's how I remember it.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #12
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thats a wild video. thanks for the post ryan. at about 3:30 is a friend of mine racing his superstock 68 cobrajet, the white "rye ford" car. hes from westchester new york, and still has the damn thing.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:36 PM   #13
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Thanks for that one. Wow.

Yep that's an E-Type Jag all cut up.

I'd never have seen it ....Holy Crap 2000 + posts on the other thread.

I thought I'd been out at the track in some pretty crummy weather until I saw the snow piles in that video. At first I thought, no way. Imagine how hard it would have been to hookup. Esp. without the sticky stuff we have today and the old tire compounds. Might as well throw some water out there for them to slide on.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:44 PM   #14
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Thanks, Ryan, that was really cool. I actually saw a field of eight race floppers in the snow at Penwell (your stomping grounds) in about 1970.Dick Harrell was there!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:50 PM   #15
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That was great. Thankyou.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:05 PM   #16
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it looked like a snowy track was somewhat "unpredictable" in nature.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:11 PM   #17
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Too cool ! Thanks .
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:20 PM   #18
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very cool vid thanks man!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:37 PM   #19
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Wow, that was GREAT. Did I see three wide racing?
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:01 PM   #20
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Who needs concrete barriers,when you can use snowbanks instead?WOW!
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