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Old 12-13-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Les Dragsters 1966!!

Ryan is on the long road home from a successful flathead built, so I'm on duty for this morning. A big thanks goes to our good pal Cole Foster, who sent along this great French documentary film shot at Lions Dragstrip in 1966, at the height of the G...

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Old 12-13-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Great video, even shows the starting rollers being used.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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Really cool. I wish it was subtitled though.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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Mmmmmmmmm, memories.......
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #5
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I don't quite know what to say. Top-notch footage, exceptionally clear, with the actual sounds of the machines, but that French dialogue puts a wet blanket on it. I tried putting it on 'mute', with the Beachboys playing on the stereo, and that helped some --- no offense, but when did you say Ryan will be back?
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:23 PM   #6
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great clean footage! love the FED's and Topo's. you don't usually see footage that clean... I want more!!!


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Old 12-13-2010, 02:41 PM   #7
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Judging from the chutes it looks like a pretty strong crosswind was blowing that day.

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Old 12-13-2010, 05:57 PM   #8
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manifique! superbe! et tous les donzelles - elle chique!
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:03 PM   #9
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Classic I was born 50 years too late.....
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:05 PM   #10
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manifique! superbe! et tous les donzelles - elle chique!
I think that means cool shit.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:02 PM   #11
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manifique! superbe! et tous les donzelles - elle chique!
Oui! Oui!

Thanks Jay and a big thanks to Cole. I enjoyed that.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:10 PM   #12
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very cool...
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:19 PM   #13
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I think that means cool shit.
haha - cool footage
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:24 PM   #14
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That was fantastic footage! I love the pit shots. The term "clean footage" above is right on par. Thanks for sharing the film.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:42 PM   #15
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Tres bien! Finally putting that high school French to something besides scoring chicks
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:58 PM   #16
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Any way you look at it there is history of the sport. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:06 PM   #17
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Tres Bien Jay!


that was great,

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:16 PM   #18
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Great video!!!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:28 PM   #19
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Great video...especially nice to see Pete Millar and his "Chicken Coupe"...RIP....great guy who wrote "CARtoons" magazine.
Pete would have been 81 tomorrow!!!

I went to LIONS constantly from 1960 on...took my first two photos at the drags at Lions...here they are. I was 11, and was hooked on the drags, especially at Lions....the best of the best....



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Old 12-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #20
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I think that means cool shit.
My ninth grade french says "merde froid" is cool shit, or cold shit something like that.....whatever the case it was cool shit!
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