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    Default 1967 Drags Marine Stadium

    I was contacted by a Mr. Junji Nakamura on another site and he sent me 9 different clips he shot at the stadium on his 16mm camera back in '67. Junki and his brother drag raced at Lions and did a lot of surfing back in the day and rarely went to the stadium so its pretty cool that this footage exists. I haven't figured out how to download the footage yet but he's posted 3 of the clips to youtube. Some are short and quick, others are a few minutes in length, all are cool to watch. I love the background stuff as much as the boats.

    No sound so you'll have to put your "Big Sounds Of The Drag Boats" record on the turntable while you watch.

    More to follow.







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    I keep hoping to see some video of the Sanger hydro called Sugar, maybe someday.. thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    I keep hoping to see some video of the Sanger hydro called Sugar, maybe someday.. thanks for sharing.
    Found a pic.




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    Thanks for posting these. I was 20 yrs old then and lived and breathed dragboats! I have to say....we did have some hotties back then too! Jocko

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice Pair View Post
    Found a pic.

    thanks, I have that picture and a couple others but no footage of it running.

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    Way cool...! Thanks for sharing with us. I was 16 yrs old and attended that race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Flatbottom Racer View Post
    Way cool...! Thanks for sharing with us. I was 16 yrs old and attended that race.
    I was 11 and Howard Brown was living right across the street renting a house from my parents.

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    I have some from the early '70s that I need to dig out. I was 10-12 and my older brother used to take me.

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    Rigger, Those home movies are neat. In the Part 2 movie, starting at 0.41 seconds to 0.56, I was turned on to see the Stevens hydro that my Dad bought from owner/racer Bill Dirksing "Too Much" #150 . It's the same boat I restored and have today......running great some 50 years later!
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    Rigger...what are the odds....I actually DO have the record album "Big Sounds of the Drag Boats! A land drag racer and good friend, Stormy Byrd, gave it to me years ago, knowing I liked old Drag Boats. Too funny....
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