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The Parting Shift: In-Car Video of a Dude Grabbing Gears With the Wheels Up


The Parting Shift: In-Car Video of a Dude Grabbing Gears With the Wheels Up

This is some totally fantastic stuff. We’ve shown lots of in-car video of dudes wailing on manual transmissions before but this may be a new level of cool. This ace gear jammer grabs second before the front end hits the ground from the launch! Add in a kooky wide angle lens that shows the whole track as well as the interior of the car and it’s pure awesome. While manual transmissions are on the wane from the OEMs, we’re happy to report that there is still a wildly devoted following of gear jamming competitors on the drag strips of America. We hope that this tradition of “do it yourself” drag racing stays healthy and strong for a long time to come!

This was shot at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, New York. It’s the first drag strip that was dumb enough to allow me into the announcer’s booth so it occupies a special place in my greasy heart.

Turn it on, wind it up, blow it out!


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4 thoughts on “The Parting Shift: In-Car Video of a Dude Grabbing Gears With the Wheels Up

  1. Nick D.

    Cool to see all this stuff from Lebanon Valley. That place is about 2 hours from me, go down there every year. Really nice track and decent facilities, although the parking sucks. The other 1/4-mile near me is ESTA Dragstrip in Cicero, NY, and although it’s a lot closer, that place is a total dump

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  2. jerry z

    Raced at Lebanon Valley a few times with my Caprice with the ECRIS.

    Only that sucks is on Saturday, drag racing is usually done by around 5PM since they race at the speedway next door at night.

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