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  1. Ryan
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    Wow, great footage. I've never seen the tether cars on a track before...Just too cool....
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    Gook Wagons and Squirrels...... ha ha ha

    Great footage!
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  4. Some of the best dry lakes footage ever, that looks to be Alex Xydias at the end getting out of the bellytank.
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    I absolutely loved that. I'd never seen any of it before. The spin dizzies I thought were cool sitting on the shelf but to see them in action is awesome! The El Mirage footage was great, especially the in car footage. It's good to see the hero always gets the girl. Thanks fo that!
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    Great footage, It would be great to see midget racing come back.
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    I agree about the midget racing. We go to a show in Lima, Ohio and they have a couple days of racing there on the dirt oval. Always some of my favorite stuff.

    Great footage for sure.
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    "these old cars may look like the familiar old jalopy, but there innards have been streamlined and given a shot of motorized adrenaline."

    just confirms i was born in the wrong decade. thanks for the footage from those of us who never got to see this stuff when it actually happened.
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    Sweat film! I had no idea that they had model cars that ran that fast back in the day!
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    that was cool. more please!
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    What a nice lift on a Thursday morning, great video of fun times. Thanks.
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    Whoa,that put a smile on my face.
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    Aww shucks, who needs those Squirrels and their "GOOP WAGONS" anyways?

    My new favorite short movie right now form the awesome one cylinder engined cars to the lake footage I watched twice so far.

    "Ol Henry's V8 with fouw-er Car-Beu-Ratas"

    I love the commentary!!!!
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    I think it's time to bring racing back to the L.A. Coliseum.
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    That was great!
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    very cool!
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    Thanks Reggie and Ryan! Keepin' the HAMB focus.........
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    Wow that was great!
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    looks like alot of fun. wish i coulda been there. speedweek is on my list of things to do in the next 5 years.
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    I received that a few days ago in my email too. I was going to post it but hadn't searched around yet to see if anyone else had posted it. VERY COOL!
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    Thanks for the ride in the Way-back Machine !
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    That was amazing.. and I have seen and own several old dry lakes videos/movies. You know how you look at a book like the birth of hot rodding and imagine what it might have been like to be there? this video kind of brings things to life. i am definitely going to show my dad this. he used to go see the midgets race in Missouri in the 1950's.. and later raced midgets and sprint cars in the 70's & 80's Thanks..
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    Cool stuff. My wife's dad raced midgets around that time. He said he ran at Carroll Speedway and Legion Ascot. He may have run at the Coliseum too. He worked a night shift at Northrop and worked on cars during the day. When he got moved to the day shift he met up with some guys who were into "sporty" cars. So he started racing an MGTC and then a TD. Blew the motor on the TD and put in a V8-60 and ran modified class. The whole deal was so different back then. Driving in T-shirts and cardboard helmets, no seat belts or roll bars. In fact, dad-in-law said that one of the reasons he quit was because they started requiring seat belts and he though they were unsafe! He said if he lost control he wanted to be able to jump out!
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    Very cool! Thanks for posting it! I'd like to find one of those model cars!
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    that's too funny jack underwood sent that to me the video i was going to post it here on the hamb but was afraid a computer ninja would have said "already a post on it". billy
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    FA-BU-LOUS!
    Never seeb before such a thing!
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    Very cool

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    Ryan,
    LOVE the video... great post !
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    Great video, I am one of those fortunate enough to have seen the midget's run at the Coliseum back in the day. I was just a little kid at the time but it made a lasting impression on me.

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