Ca. Hot Rod Reunion this Weekend

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Ca. Hot Rod Reunion this Weekend

Postby Lionsdsisbest » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:41 pm

Is anybody from here going to Famoso for the reunion. I will have on a Black Lions shirt and hat on. I am a big boy and not hard to find. Not to big though.

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Postby draglist » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:22 pm

I'm missing it this year, but maybe next year. Send us some pics of you enjoying the race! bp
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Postby jim sanders » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:22 pm

yea please ! take pictures 8)
GOOD TO GO !!
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Postby BobK49 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:23 pm

I'm going, taking lots of pics, but then flying to Hawaii for a week. If i have a chance to get them posted while in Paradise, I'll do it and link ya'all up.
Bob

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Postby Mr. Jean » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:37 pm

Have fun Bob. Keep the wife happy over there, we can wait. :)

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Postby morebetter99 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:42 am

Lions,
A new video will be released this weekend at the Reunion. Here is the link...
Should be right up your alley :D :D :D
http://www.lionsvideo.com/

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Postby Mr. Jean » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:16 am

Got this email today, sounds great! :)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: 276-386-9120

Dgillespie02@hotmail.com



LIONS DRAG STRIP VIDEO DOCUMENTARY TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEKEND DURING NHRA HOT ROD REUNION IN BAKERSFIELD, CALIF.



(October 3, 2006) – The long awaited release of an in-depth video documentary covering one of the sport’s more famous racetracks will occur this weekend, when “LIONS – THE GREATEST DRAG STRIP” is made available (on DVD) during the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield, California (October 6-8).

Part One chronicles the first half of the legendary Long Beach, California facility, from its inception with speed king, Mickey Thompson, as first manager in 1955, through mid-1962, after lifting of the infamous “fuel ban” – and a return to nitro drag racing.

Nearly two hours in length (1-HR., 55-MINS.), the documentary was created and produced by Don Gillespie, a 30-plus year drag racing photojournalist who got his start at the infamous quarter-mile facility.

“As a youth, I experienced Lions during its heyday, but was never been able to let it go from my emotional rear-view mirror,” Gillespie began.

“Given the track’s magical atmosphere and important contributions, I made the decision years ago to capture and share its stories and powerful imagery for the benefit of all who experienced it firsthand, plus those who’ve simply heard about this marvelous, iconic drag racing temple.”

The massive project required several years of careful research, interviews, materials archiving and digital transfers, with many rare and seldom seen photographs, plus novice and professional films uncovered. Among the unique “finds” is 16mm footage of the track being built in its earliest stages, plus the sport’s first “live” TV broadcast, which was seen in thousands of Los Angeles area homes from Lions on station KTTV in September, 1961.

All told, more than 30 racers and key figures are either interviewed, or make on-camera speaking appearances, such as C.J. Hart, Art Chrisman, Fritz Voigt, (Mickey’s 1st wife) Judy and (son) Danny Thompson, Larry Sutton, Chet Herbert, “TV” Tommy Ivo, Frank “Ike” Iacono, Joe Reath, Ed Iskenderian, Gene Adams, John Force, plus (from the KTTV show) Allen “Lefty” Mudersbach, Mickey Thompson, Bob Muravez, Jack Chrisman, Gary Cagle, plus many others.

While this weekend’s attendees in Bakersfield will have the first opportunity to acquire the video, the “Lions – The Greatest Drag Strip” DVD will be available to consumers on a combination of Internet sites,

including: www.lionsvideo.com, immediately thereafter.

For more information, please contact Don Gillespie at; email: Dgillespie02@hotmail.com, or via phone: 276-386-9120, or write to: Lions DVD, 111 Charleston Street, Weber City, VA

George Crittenden

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Postby Rapid Randy Baker » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:58 am

Sweet!!! 8)
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Postby jim sanders » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:19 am

8) sure sounds like a MUST HAVE video !!!
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Postby Lionsdsisbest » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:29 pm

Man, when i heard this and saw the cover of the dvd it is just a jerk on my emotions. I have such a soft spot for that track. When I arrive at the track Saturday morning I am all over tha dvd. Thanks for the heads up.


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