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  1. Speed Gems
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    I've been watching some of these videos on The Surfers Facebook page and just thought you guys would enjoy watching them talk about the history of the team as well.
    Part One.

    Part Two.

    Part Three.

    Part Four.

    Part Five.

    Part Six.

    Part Seven.
     
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  2. Jalopy Joker
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    Cool - "Surfing USA" real fast
     
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  3. Trouble Maker's Tea
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    Great videos and a lot of really cool history.
     
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  4. Bill Pitts makes great videos, and the interviews are always very interesting. Very informative.
     
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    Continued....
    Part eight.

    Part nine.
     
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  6. rgdavid
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    Really enjoyed these short videos,
    Thanks. David
     
  7. Really enjoyed the vids. This was probably my favorite drag team from back in the day. There was a lot of hype and rumor then but their car DID sound different. Too cool.
     
  8. 50Fraud
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    What happened to part 9?
    These are really excellent videos, by the way.
     
  9. Speed Gems
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  10. Part 9 can be seen on YouTube, but there's apparently a Part 10 that's nowhere to be found. Pity, as they are excellent. It was a real treat for me, being born on the east coast & an avid follower of The Surfers, to hear Tom Jobe in his own words. Would somebody please find Parts 9 & 10 and post them here?
     
  11. 50Fraud
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    I found part 9 on YouTube; thanks for that. As you say, no sign of part 10 yet.
    I grew up in West LA during the time that those guys were running, and paid attention to their rise to success. They certainly were the inspirational giant killers of the day.
     
  12. F-head
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    also found 9 on you tube, left me wanting #10
     
  13. Just watched episode 21 where they talked about patching up a blown engine with duct tape, hose clamps and cardboard. Pure insanity...AND...it is true. I saw it myself. I was in the pits and saw it first hand and saw the ultimate result. Too bad there weren't cell phone videos in those days. It was spectacular!
     
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  14. no55mad
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    Current NHRA funny car driver Jeff Diehl goes by 'The Surfer'. I heard his father was a So Cal drag racer and also went by 'The Surfer'. Were the Diehls (father) part of the original 'Surfers'?
     
  15. No...Skinner, Jobe & Sorokin
     
  16. Trouble Maker's Tea
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    What a great set of videos...
     
  17. harley rider
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    I found #9 and 10. they are just repeats of early episodes.
     
  18. Imagine how far they could have gone with some real money...
     
  19. D.N.D.
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    Those guys were all time cool, one nite at Long Beach they needed to take the pan off so they just turned the car on its side setting on the rear slicks

    Used a long speed handle and socket and waa laa the pan was off in a heartbeat, no way were they going to lay under that oil dripping 92' and get their white T shirts oil stained

    Pretty cool stuff !!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the videos, these guys were the most fascinating top fuel team of the '60's. The article HotRod magazine did on them several years ago is one of my all time favorites. Definitely an inspiration for me to build our front engine dragster.
     
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  21. 50Fraud
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    These videos are wonderful.
     
  22. Speed Gems
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    Time to update this thread.
    Part Ten.

    Part Eleven.
     
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    Part Twelve.

    Part 13.
     
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    Part fourteen.

    Part fifteen.
     
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  25. The Surfer video series is some of the best stuff to be found anywhere !:D TRUE DRAG HISTORY AT ITS FINEST .
     
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    Part Sixteen.

    Part Seventeen.
     
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    Tank you this is so great to watch
     
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    Part 18.

    Part Nineteen.
     
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  29. jimmy six
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    All the way thru # 29.. A great story.
     
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    Part Twenty.

    Part Twenty One.
     
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