"Holy Toledo!"

March 7, 2016

Vintage Daytona, Indy & Drag Boats on DVD!

I am happy to report that I have finally been able to pick p some new vintage racing action. With one very notable exception, most of the new acquisitions are Nascar & Drag Boat Racing. However if you are a fan of the Indianapolis 500 I have big news for you.

Long before the days of live race coverage on your television the Indy 500 could only be seen by attending what was called a “closed-circuit broadcast”. Racing fans would gather at a local theater, pay for a ticket, and watch the race on a large movie screen. Some of you silver haired fans will remember this. Well from far across the pond I found a beautiful 3 disk copy of the 1966 Indianapolis 500! The broadcast has no announcers, it does however have all the sounds from the track. An exciting race featuring Jim Clack, Graham Hill, and rookie Jackie Stewart. The pole sitter was Mario Andretti, and of course there are several racers named Unser. The quality for a 1966 recording is surprisingly good, however there is no audio for the first 17 minutes of the recording. This recording appears to be a copy of the raw satellite feed sent to Europe, it is very cool and quite the find!

Meanwhile I’ve also found some rare old Nascar races from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. Of particular interest to some of you will be the recordings from the old Riverside, as well as some hard to find Daytona 500 races that were missing from my collection.

Attention Drag Boat Fans! If you love the liquid quarter mile take note. I have listed all of my IHRA and Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing collection. There are some really cool recordings here, featuring drag boats before the days of the enclosed cockpit. I wish I had more, so if you have any, or know anyone who wants to trade, please contact me. I also have some of my own home movies featuring drag boats racing at Oakland, Oroville, and Perris California.

I am also looking for some NHRA Drag Racing videos from the 1980’s and 1990’s needed to fill in my collection, so please let me know if you would like to trade.

Check out what is new in vintage racing videos.

-Nascar
1978 World 600
Held May 28, 1978 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dale Earnhardt’s first top 20 finish (17th)
Donnie & Bobby Allison, Petty, Yarborough, David Pearson & Derrell Waltrip battle
No announcers, live satellite feed
Over 4 hours of coverage

1979 World 600
Held May27, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
“The “King” Richard Petty & a young Dale Earnhardt in a great battle
Earnhardt’s highest Nascar finish to date (3rd)
Over 4 hours of coverage

1979 Napa National 500
Held on October 7, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Yarborough, Petty, Bobby & Donnie Allison, Waltrip & Parsons
Four hours of race coverage, 2 disks

1980 Atlanta 500
Starting back in 31st, Dale Earnhardt comes on the earn his ’s 2nd career Nascar victory
Rusty Wallace finishes 2nd in his first ever Nascar start
ABC Wide World of Sports partial race coverage
Al Michaels, Jackie Stewart & Chris Economaki announcers, 16:31

1983 World 600
Held May 29, 1983 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Buddy Baker sits on the pole, Bobby Allison leads the most laps
In the end its Neil Bonnett, Petty, Allison, Waltrip & Earnhardt that battle for the win

1983 Winston Western 500
Held on November 20 at Riverside
Bobby Allison wins his only Winston Cup Championship
Bill Elliot wins his 1st race
Final race for Petty driving for Petty Enterprises
Final race for Earnhardt in the #15
Crazy finish, Ken Squire & Cale Yarborough announcer, 2:38 of coverage

1984 Daytona 500
Cale Yarborough becomes the 1st to break 200 mph. at Daytone
A great performance, he wins the race for the second year in a row
Dale Earnhardt debuts his new #3 car
Earnhardt & Darrell Waltrip fight it out for 2nd & 3rd
Nice quality, 2 disks

1984 Winston Western 500
Held November 18 at Riverside
Terry Labonte wins the Winston Cup Championship
Bobby Rahal makes his Nascar debut
Over 3 hours of coverage, Ken Squire & Dave Despain announcers

1985 Budweiser 400 at Riverside
Held on June 2 at Riverside
Steve Evans & Brock Yates on TNN
52 minutes, missing final 16 min.s

1985 Winston Western 500
Held on November 17 at Riverside
Darrell Waltrip clinches his 3rd Winston Cup title
Terry Labonte wins the pole, Ricky Rudd wins the race
Ken Squire, Chris Economaki & Dave Despain, 2:36 TBS

1986 Daytona 500
Bill Elliot wins the pole at over 205 mph!
Bodine, Earnhardt, & Labonte race for the checkered flag
Some commercials, 2 disks
*includes highlights of Qualifying & the Busch Clash

1986 Coca Cola 600
Held on May 25 at Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt battles Tim Richmond & Cale Yarborough
Good race, TV coverage joins race in progress lap 123 of 400

1986 Budweiser 400 at Riverside
Held on June 1 at Riverside
Darrell Waltrip passes Tim Richmond on the last lap
Steve Evans & Brock Yates on TNN, low sound

1986 Winston Western 500
Held November 16 at Riverside
Tim Richmond wins the pole
Earnhardt, Richmond & Bodine race for the checkered flag
Last race for Waltrip & Bonnet with Junior Johnson
Earnhardt officially becomes 2-time Winston Cup Champion

1987 First Union 400
Held April 5 at North Wilksboro Speedway
Earnhardt wins 2nd race in a row (of his famous streak of 4 straight)
Bob Jenkins & the late Larry Nuber, Speedworld 2:23

1987 Valleydale Meats 500
Held April 12 at Bristol
Earnhardt wins 3rd in a row (of his famous streak of 4 straight)
“King” Richard Petty makes Dale work for it
Bob Jenkins & the late Larry Nuber, Speedworld 2:30

1990 Banquet Frozen Foods 300
Held June 10 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Rusty Wallace continues his road course dominance
Mark Martin gives Rusty a run for his money
Bob Jenkins & Benny Parsons, Speedworld 2:17

1990 Atlanta Journal 500
Held November 18 at Atlanta
Dale Earnhardt wins his 4th Winston Cup Title
Morgan Sheperd & Geoff Bodine battle for the race win
Tragedy as Ricky Rudd hits Bill Elliot’s crewman on pit road
Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons & Ned Jarrett, Speedworld 3:13

1991 Daytona 500
Davey Allison starts on the pole
Richard Petty starts his 31st Daytona
Ernie Irvan wins it over Sterling Marlin
Raw feed, almost 4 hours of coverage, 2 disk

1991 Banquet Frozen Foods 300
Held June 9 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Wild controversial finish between Davey Allison, Ricky Rudd, Mark Martin & Tommy Kendall
Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett, Benny Parsons, Sportsworld 2:15

1992 Busch Clash
Geoff Bodine, Mark Martin, & Ernie Ervan trade some paint
1 disk

1992 Hooters 500
Widely considered one of the greatest races in Nascar history
Held November 15 at Atlanta
Alan Kulwicki wins the championship
Richard Petty’s final race
Jeff Gordon’s first Nascar race
Almost 5 hours of coverage, 3 disks

1994 Save Mart Supermarkets 300
Held May 15 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Ernie Irvan wins the pole
Irvan, Bodine & Earnhardt battle for the victory
Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett, Nemmy Parsons, Speedworld 2:10

1996 Daytona 500
Dale Earnhardt wins the pole
Dale Jarrett & Earnhardt battle for the win
Some commercials, 2 disks

-Indy Cars
1966 The 50th Indianapolis 500
Extremely Rare, very cool!
It looks like it could be the closed-circuit broadcast
No announcer, just the actual track sounds & the track announcer
Graham Hill & Jim Clark finish 1st & 2md
Jackie Stewart wins rookie of the year
3 disks, no audio for the first 17 minutes

1970 Phoenix 150
1st race of the USAC season
Featuring Mario Amdretti, A.J. Foyt, Al & Bobby Unser among others
Jim McKay, Chris Economaki, & Roger Ward announcers
ABC Wide Worl of Sports, missing last 10 laps (no lead changes). 1 disk

-Racing Documentary
“Racing The Sunoco Special” (1966)
Featuring Mark Donohue & Roger Penske
A rare film all about the ’66 season of the Sunoco Special
36 minutes, 1 disk

-Drag Racing
1984 Jet Cars at Englishtown
Features the jet dragster & jet funny cars
From “The Superchargers”, 1 disk

-Drag Boat Racing
1987 IHBA Spring Nationals -Puddingstone Lake, CA
1989 Drag Boat World Championships -High Point, NC
1993 IHBA California Nationals -Bakersfield, CA
1994 IHBA Summer Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2007 IHBA Nitro Nationals -Red Bluff, CA
2007 IHBA Super Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2007 IHBA Marble Falls Lakefest -Marble Falls, TX
2007 IHBA Thunder Boat Regatta -San Diego, CA
2007 IHBA World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2008 IHBA Lakefest -Phoenix, AZ
2008 IHBA Lakefest -Marble Falls
2008 IHBA Bay Fair -San Diego, CA
2998 UHBA Super Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2008 IHBA World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2009 IHBA Season Opener _Phoenix, AZ
2009 IHBA Lucas Oil Nationals -Marble Falls, TX
2009 IHBA Bay Fair -San Diego, CA
2009 IHBA World Finals
2009 IHBA Year In Review
2010 Spring Nationals
2010 World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Mayfest -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Showdown In San Angelo -San Angelo, TX
2011 Lucas Oil Nationals -Wheatland,, MO
2011 Marble Falls Lakefest -Marble Falls, TX
2011 Fall Classic -San Diego, CA
2011 World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Season In Review
2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series:
-Wheatland, MO
-Marble Falls, TX
-San Angelo, TX
-San Diego, CA
-World Finals at Firebird Lake, AZ
2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Year In Review
2013 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Wheatland
-San Angelo
-Marble Falls
-Diamond Nationals (Wheatland, MO)
-Fall Classic (Chandler, AZ)
-World Finals (Chandler, AZ)
2014 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Arizona Drag Boat Nationals -Chandler, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-John Hass Memorial -Wheatland, MO
Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-Loanmart Lakefest Marble Falls, Tx
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, & Pro Mod
-Diamond Nationals -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-Showdown At San Angelo San Angelo, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF,
-Thunder On The River Lake Havasu, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, & Pro Mod
-World Finals -Chandler, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, TAH, & Pro Mod
2015 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Colorado River Challenge -Parker, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Outlaw
-Spring Nationals -Phoenix, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-John Haas Memorial -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, Pro Mod
-Showdown at San Angelo -San Angelo, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF
-Thunder On The River -Marble Falls, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-Diamond Nationals -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod

“Hot Boat” (a very cool show about drag boats by Main Event) 30 min.
“Need For Speed” (a documentary about boat racing) 44 min.
Bill Muncey – Classic Wide World of Sports
Tim Morgan Interview 7 min.

Absolute Evel: The Evel Knievel Story (documentary) 1:30 min.
Evel Knievel: Wide World of Sports

Sincerely,
Bill
from Holy Toledo!
holeytoledo@sonic.net

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