Vintage 1970's Drag Racing - rare footage

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Melody Hintergardt : What a fantastic time to grow up!

Ashroyer86 : Racing was way cooler then, than it is now.

"I'm Batman" : The most exciting time in drag racing history IMO

MrMegaFredZeppelin : I loved the 1970's. This is awesome. Thank you. ROCK ON!!!!!

Hot80s : I love the snap, crackle, pop of these old school engines.

CSXer : Thanx a bunch for posting this!!! Great memories...

Lawrence Mott : Thx for those runs down memory lane! with the likes of, 'Big Daddy Don Garletis, Don 'The Snake' Prudomme, Tv Tommy Ivo and Shirley 'Cha Cha' Muldowny were always fan favorites of mine

Hazy Sativa : Ahh I am so happy to have come of age during this era.

Innes Muecke : 70's funny cars, sooo good!

John Hill : I remember watching a lot of these on the weekends when I was a kid When ABC's Wild World of Sports was king.  I also remember a lot of these same cars in my brothers "Hotrodding" magazines.

kffive : Thumbs up for bleach burn outs.

TONY Edwards EDWARDS : The cars looked much better back then.

Oldbmwr100rs : Great racing when it was about the car,builders and driver. Now it's all about the sponsorship money. Used to hear the races all summer in Fremont,California at the raceway, You could hear the top fuel, jet and rocket cars all the way to the hills!

Jeekinz : "Yeah...it's got a Hemi."

dedreman man : the drag's used to be fun

mr. phoenix : drag racing back then is better than today funny cars looked like heavily modified street cars. it was fun back then

Max Speedster : I love the "Pro Stock" cars of this era...Legit 9 sec. cars that you could have damn near driven back home from the races (Need to add alternator, proper radiator and lighting, plus some kind of muffler).

wyne crawford : still awesome today since i was a kid!!

kasun knl : OLD IS GOLD :)

Grayson McLeod : I really wish I had been born earlier to be a part of this

Ronnie Haley : Omg this is amazing , absolutely amazing

Kyle Wirth : Why are there thumbs down? What's not to like?

Scott H : Thanks for the great video upload guys Happy new year guys 2019

Ahmad Darwish : Back when drag racing was fun, and wasnt all about safety

RedMo46 : Those wheely cars are so badass!!

Craig Pennington : This is when Funny Cars had style. Nowadays they all look like the same bubble-today's drag racing is Super Boring!

Bill Butler : remember alot of these names!

Darren Butler : awesome footage thanks for sharing it

Randy Hutchinson : Epic! wonderful! outstanding!! thank You for the ride!

Travis Bickle : RIP Broadway Bob, nicest owner in the biz... Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, Wisconsin

Ballenxj : I'm in love with this era of Drag Racing. It was great! Thumbs way up for this video!

Allan Douglass : This is one great video. Geeeez I hope they never take this clip down....

"I'm Batman" : AH PURE AMERICANA! I remember seeing all these great legends.

Michael Proulx : Looked like rockingham dragway in those last clips , I remember all these cars , nice video !

Stewart Campbell : Memories ; Nova / Rat attached 2 a Rock back then . YYZ , Rock-Crush'in-Rat-man !!! Merry X-Mass & Giddy-Up-GOOOoooo !!!

TheAncientTones : Seen at 7:10 to 7:12, 7:24 to 7:26, and 7:33 to 7:34 is Rosie Everett, Shirl Greer's chief mechanic. I wonder where she is now.

Here to hear : I remember in the seventies, building the Blue Max model.    ...memories!

50YearOldTeenager : I remember most of these cars from the few issues of Drag News that came into the UK. Cars go much much faster now but somehow the 1970s Funny Cars and Top Fuel racing seemed much more exciting.

Jimmy Hawkins : I watched some of them race at Amarillo drag strip back n the 70s..and I have been 2 Ennis drag strip 4 the nationals. Back n the 70s they were breaking speed records and it was awesome. But know it is freaking insane, the speed and horsepower the cars put out.

gator 8 : Al Hofman w his car China Syndrome didn't come out til the 80s but these memories. Sox and Martin...yeah

David Dennison : Loved Wide World of Sports Sunday afternoon when I was a kid

Keegan_390 : Danm those wheelies were good!

nasty buzzard : Grew up watching all these cars run at local drag strips the Golden Age of drag racing

Jim Jerome : Love the early funny cars. The altered wheelbase A/FX cars.

Joe Nobles : Yep that's what we did Friday and Saturday nights going to the races never had problems like now days you can keep your high priced cars and gas

Cana box : Street legal pump gas cars are running top fuel dragster times now!

Mikkael Jordison : those old mopars ruled the roost back when muscle was muscle...still love the old McEwen/Prudhomme rivalry..the snake vs. the mongoose.

Muamin Hugsy : they had wheelie comps back then? dayum

keith crozier : Back when Funny Cars actually looked like the street version. Front engine dragsters. Scary.