SUNDAY SUNDAY AT POCONO DRAG LODGE
Located in Northeastern Pennsylvania the Pocono Drag Lodge (PDL) hosted drag racing from 1963 through 1971. An interview with original track owner Joe Perugino brings out the story of how and why the track was built. The story begins with Joe telling of how his relationship with the Northeast Timing Association and the staging of drags at the Forty Fort Airport led to the idea of building PDL.
The video then moves to the various eras at the track beginning with the first race and then progressing through the dragster era and finally the Southern Super Stock era. During this 1963 to 1966 time frame various touring professionals came to PDL and you'll see Red Lang's AA/FD, The Casseday & Winward Brief Encounter Fuel Dragster, Joe Nocentino AA/FD, TV Tommy Ivo AA/FD, Butch Leal (Ford TBolt and '65 AWB Plymouth), Malcolm Durham (64 A/FX Chevelle), Richard Petty (43 Jr. Cuda), Jake King (64 TBolt) and Good Ol Mr. Wilson's Z-11 '63 Chev among others. Local racers including: Joe Amato, Tim Richards, Lee Malkemes, Wally Bell, Dizzy Dominick, Jack Schaffer, George Whalen and Ted Fanucci are also featured. How about these car names: Kay's Pizza, The Miracle Mart Special, Malfunction, M & W Gulf, The Timberman, Al Johns Pontiac, Glenwood Ford, Walt's Motors, A & A Speed Shop and the Honesdale Honker.
Selected interviews are intermixed with original movie footage of this golden era of drag racing. Racing footage from other drag strips of the day is also included in the video. You will see a southern style match race with Dyno Don's 64 A/FX Comet, Ed Schwartman's A/FX Comet Wagon, The Virginian Plymouth, A.D. North 64 A/FX Comet, Bob Balderson Ford TBolt, Smoker Smith Plymouth, Dan Smoker's Big Red, Hubert Platt's '63 Z-11 Chevy and the Little Georgia Shaker Thunderbolt; Huston Platt's 65 A/FX Dixie Twister Chevelle; and Arnie Bewsick's blown GTO among others.
And just like all our videos we have taken the time to dub real car sounds on to the racing movie footage so it will look and sound just like it was. This video runs a full two hours and is part one of a two part series. If you are a fan of the S/S - FX era or just a historian of drag racing this video is a must.
This video is fully narrated with a story line that runs on top of the video action. Order now, you will not be disappointed.