Historic Drag Video: Awesome Footage From the 1963 and 1966 March Meets – Watch The Surfers Win At Famoso


Historic Drag Video: Awesome Footage From the 1963 and 1966 March Meets – Watch The Surfers Win At Famoso

Well there has been one fine day of March Meet drag racing action packed into the books and you are hear early before racing has started on day number two or maybe you are just poking around BangShift for the first time this weekend after watching the live stream from Famoso. Either way, we try to fill this place up every day with cool stuff for you to read and watch. Since it is March Meet weekend we’re going heavy on the drag history from that most famed of strips, Famoso. The two videos below were both taken in the 1960s and we kind of have them in reverse order.

One of the most famous March Meet wins of all time was when the legendary Surfers team of Skinner, Jobe, and Sorokin took all the marbles at the 1966 event. Out thinking and out engineering their competition, the low buck, low drama, low threat level looking team waded through a field that reads like a talisman from drag racing heaven to take the victory at an event that was HUGE in 1966 not as some sort of nostalgia race but as a premier drag racing event in the world. It was one of THE places you needed to win to be considered a premier player in the game. The second video is from 1963 and while less high on the drama scale, it still pins the awesome meter because of all the cars you’ll see burning tires down the track. It s kind of fun to watch them in reverse (chronological) order because it shows how the cars were rapidly advancing during that stage of their existence.

While lots of stuff has changed over the years, Famoso Raceway remains in the top two or three coolest drag strips in the world and the March Meet holds onto the spot as one of the sport’s most enduring and traditionally awesome event.

Check out these videos and make plans to park yourself on BangShift.com this weekend to follow all the action at The Patch! 


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