Nostalgia: West Coast Showcase 2012, Part 1

lead.jpgAs the new race season approaches, let’s take a look back at some great Nostalgia material. Butch & Terri Blair supplied us with some great Magazines and materials to go through from the Late-70’s / Early-80’s. A huge thanks to the Blair’s for letting me go through these great magazines filled with sand drag racing history. Let’s take a look at some of the cool things that I came across.

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Yes, that's right, the $1 Million Dollar Drag race at Glen Helen. This image was at the top of a calendar.

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Now that is some great promo with plenty of tire for a 1979 ASRA event at Glamis. This was a large promotional poster.

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This was one of the Mustangs the "celebrities" raced at the Million Dollar sand drag race. NHRA Racer Ed McCulloch was the Million Dollar winner in one of these Mustangs, but did he actually receive the Million Dollars...

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A good looking Jeep at the Million Dollar race.

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A listing of World Records from 1979.

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Butch winning with his rear-engine Funny Car in 1979.

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Michigan traveled to the west coast sand drags even in the late 70's.

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This photo was part of a race preview for an event in New York.

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Some legends of the sport in these photos.

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The same wild Front Engine action we see today.

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Plenty of dual-tire traction.

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Very cool Back Cover magazine ad.

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Dual-Tire Corvette Funny Car from Oregon.

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Butch lined up against Cindy Hitchman.

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An awesome color magazine center piece shot of Ralph Pearson's dual-tire Nitro burning Funny Car.

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Jeeps getting after it at a race in Olympia Washington.

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A familiar Jeep & name from the Northwest.

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Another familiar name from the Northwest.

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Very cool photo of side by side dual-tire rear engine Funny Cars.

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Some huge names represented in this magazine ad.

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