Month: September 2019

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In sorting through a number of boxes from moving recently, we have found many slides and a few pics from both the Winternationals from Pomona Fairgrounds and the World Finals from Orange County Raceway (OCIR) from 1979-1983. I will continue to try and post a few and this is going to be another winter project to get them put in digital form.

One of our latest Productions and Posts of the old slides from late seventies and early eighties from Pomona and Orange County International Raceway (OCIR)

Enjoy and………TACH IT UP!!!!…

 

 

 

Dyno Don smokes the slicks in Pro Stock in a MUSTANG II…

 

 

Bob Glidden through the traps in Pro Stock in Pinto…..

 

Wally Booth at speed in the AMC Pro Stock Hornet X..

 

 

This is not at OCIR or Pomona but at US 30 Dragstip of our friends Marty and John with the OLD MILWAUKEE Pro Stock Camaro in 1972

SUNDAY…SUNDAY….SUNDAY!!!

 

 

Our good friend Al Dapozzo (RIP), lights the hides in his Top Alcohol Dragster Championship Winning “EVIL SPIRIT” at Orange County Raceway in the World Finals 1982.

 

Don “THE SNAKE” Prudohumme burns ’em off with the PEPSI Challenger Firebird FC at OCR.

 

 

 

 

 

Please go to our link below and watch our cleaned up and digitized old 8mm film footage of Trans Am Race at Meadowdale 250. Iconic old track outside of Chicago, in 1968 with the Javelins, Camaros, Mustangs, Firebird and misc Porsches running in practice and on race day back in July of 1968. Posted on You-tube with some of our other works….

 

TACH IT UP……!!!

In August of 1971,when we were living in Northern Illinois,we went to many of the midwest classic tracks such as Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I had been to the track many times since I was a little kid, as my uncle and dad had run an Elva in SCCA for quite awhile and I got to travel to a number of the “local” racetracks such as Wilmot Hills, Lyndale Farms,Meadowdale, Blackhawk Farms and others. This was the first time though that I had seen the ground pounding monster Can Am cars up close, What a thrill to see these beasts head up the hill past the pits and thunder by at close to 200 mph.

For this race I was with a little older friend who was a “semi-pro photographer” and was able to use his,expensive at the time, Nikon 35mm camera, and get a few decent shots of some classic Cam Am machinery in action. Here are a few of those photos from the race that we hope to digitize etc with our new service as I sort through some of these old memories. I continue to find a bit more and hope to post in near future………

TACH IT UP…….!!!

 

Jo Siffert in the Porsche 917/10 prior to the Penske guys taking over the program for the following year.

 

World Champion F1 driver Jackie Stewart in the Lola T260 with L&M Cigarettes sponsorship that would go to the Penske/Donohue Porsche 917/10 the next year in ’72.

 

Jackie Oliver in the very fast Don Nichols Shadow sponsored by Universal Oil Products. Later these cars would be all black and really look mean. Jackie O would take the championship for Can Am in a Shadow in 1974.

 

World Champion F1 ace Denny Hulme in the dominating McLaren M8F. Denny would not win that day in August ’71, as he retired with some mech issue, and his team mate for the year Peter Revson would take first in the other McLaren #7 and would go on to win the championship for 1971..