by Jim Amos

The Psychedelic 70's @ York US 30  Volume #1

                                    DVD #010

This eighty-eight minute original movie production includes rare footage of drag racing at York US 30 Drag Strip.  The video opens up with a look at racing during the 1950's and features footage of TV Tommy Ivo (twin engined dragster), Joe Jacono (sprint car converted into a dragster), Custom Auto Parts Flathead Fuel Altered, Pat Bilbow dragster, George Weiler B/CompLowell Lister (Rear engined sidewinder dragster), Joe Tucci Dragster and several more.  

From there we move to the 1969 Super Stock Magazine Nationals where we look at the Blown Funny Cars, Injected Funny Cars, Experimental Super Stock, Super Stock and Stock Eliminators.  Fifty-one cars are named in this segment some of which include:  Danny Ongias, Malcolm Durham, Connie Kalitta, Jungle Jim, Dick Harrell, Bruce Larson, Arnie Beswick, Ed Shartman, Dave Stickler, Bill Jenkins, Sox & Martin, Bill Stiles, Frank Iaconio and many more.  

From there we move to the 1970 Super Stock Magazine Nationals were we profile thirty different cars from Funny Car, Pro Stock and Super Stock.  Names like Bob Banning Dodge, The Hawaiian, Candies and Hughes, Yankee Peddler, Kosty Ivanof, Baltimore Bandit, Brutus, Bill Tanner, Norm Fryer, Wally Booth, Mike Fons, Mimi Camaro, Ed Miller, Dyno Don Nicholson and many more.  

The final event featured in the video is the 1971 Super Stock Nationals.  Seventy-six cars are profiled from Funny Car, Pro Stock and Super Stock eliminators.  Some more names include:  Bob Cain (Hurri-Cain Cuda), Jim Maybeck, Mike Burkhart, Mickey Thompson, Gene Snow, Tom McEwen, Don Shumacher, The Durachrome Bug VW Funny Car, Don Garlits Funny Car, Gene Conway, and Stone, Woods and Cooke.  Twenty-eight Pro Stockers ran in the first round and you see it all.  Names like, Jack Werst, Jenkins, Strickler, Nicholson, Gapp and Roush, Jere Stahl, The Rod Shop, Rich LaMont, Ronnie Lyles and Don Carlton and many more.  We also show the closing rounds of Super Stock with cars like:  The Centolanza Bros, Ray Allen, and Tritak and Morgan.  We will take you through all rounds of racing in the three categories right down to the final round in each.

We have also included several interviews to add to the viewing and educational experience.  Arnie "Farmer" Beswick talks about his Pontiac Judge Funny Car that appears at the 1969 SS Nat's as well as the Dodge he drove at the 1971 SS Nat's.  That right, "The Farmer" ran a Mopar back in the 1970's and you get the story straight from him.  We also talk to Sam Auxier, Jr about his Cammer powered 1971 Mustang, Rich LaMont about his Boss 429 powered Maverick, Earl Wade crew chief for Dyno Don and finally Dyno Don Nicholson about his Cammer powered Maverick.    

The footage used in this production is all new and does not appear in any of our other productions. There are over 174 named cars in this video and many of them are shown multiple times during eliminations.  

As always we have taken the time to dub real car sounds on to the movie footage in order to give you the most realistic sights and sounds available of the golden era of drag racing.  We have also included relative narration in the video so you can follow all the action that takes place.  Get your copy today. Our DVD includes 48 Chapter markers so you can quickly navigate to your favorite part of the video.

The attached YouTube video clip is a low resolution sequence from the Psychedelic 70's @ York US 30 video.  Keep in mind the full 88 min video is in broadcast quality digital video.  The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds.