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Old 01-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film part II

Welcome back for Part 2 of the recently unearthed 8mm drag footage- Another 10+minutes of vintage racing celluloid goodness. Â*It's more of the same fare with diggers, rail jobs, traditional roadster...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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thanks Jive ,for the little peak back to the way it WAS
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for the Movie. Loved the 1/2 tons
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:46 AM   #4
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Just as awsome as part one.Thanks!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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It's nice to see the gold dome bank, an icon of OKC, just as it was being finished. I drive by it almost every day. That 'hood, and the 'hood where the strip was, has changed ALOT!!! The grandstands in the background at the beginning, with the attached dirt track, has been torn down. The city tried to tear down the gold dome because the bank moved out. It was purchased by a private trust and it thriving again. Sometimes I hate OKC for that reason. Tell you friend thanks for the films.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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Thank you
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #7
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Part 1&2, great time trip! Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:07 AM   #8
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THAT WAS FUN. i love to watch the old 8mm film.combine that with drag racing and presto instant fun.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #9
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Great shots !! The Gold Dome building was started in 1958, so it must be 1958 or 1959. The NHRA Nationals were held at that Oklahoma City track in 1957. It's a real shame they shut it down.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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Thanks I really enjoyed that!
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #11
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It's nice to see the gold dome bank, an icon of OKC, just as it was being finished. I drive by it almost every day. That 'hood, and the 'hood where the strip was, has changed ALOT!!! The grandstands in the background at the beginning, with the attached dirt track, has been torn down. The city tried to tear down the gold dome because the bank moved out. It was purchased by a private trust and it thriving again. Sometimes I hate OKC for that reason. Tell you friend thanks for the films.
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Great shots !! The Gold Dome building was started in 1958, so it must be 1958 or 1959. The NHRA Nationals were held at that Oklahoma City track in 1957. It's a real shame they shut it down.
Just like the HAMB Exclusive: Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film! (Part 1) video, I suspect that the majority of this 8mm footage was shot at or during The 1958 NHRA Nationals.

NOTE: The 1957 & 1958 Nats were both held in OKC ... and the 1959 Nats were held in Detroit.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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Great shots of Chrisman-Cannons Hustler 1, still had Potvin blower setup. Emory Cook in the Cook-Bedwell car, giving trophy girl a kiss, also shots of the Speed Sport sidewinder. A real look back in time, thanks for posting it
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #13
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Jivebomber,,The Mitchell Auto Co 32 Roadster on the top of your blog.Is still owned by Mitchell Rasansky Dallas Texas,,its in his personal museum at his home..with many other nice cars..

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #14
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I have a question .What's the deal with the dragster with the huge fan in the rear . Was it used to cool the motor or propell the car?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
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Magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #16
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Man I dig this shit!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:53 PM   #17
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Excellent, thanks for this one too!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #18
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Great footage, and nothing like a girl that carries her trophies well!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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O U T S T A N D I N G !!!

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #20
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Thanks for posting that. Very cool!
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