Normally our Parting Shift items focus on in-car video, but this week we’re getting out of the car and listening to screaming exhaust notes from vintage NHRA Modified Production racers at the 1976 SportsNationals. Dave MacClelland is on the mic, and there are dry hopping, gear banging, hot rods running down the strip at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Since Chad and I are here at Bowling Green this weekend, we thought it was only fitting to highlight this awesome footage.
This event is significant because it was the first SportsNationals, which was desined to be a national event for just the Sportsman classes. They were run into the 1980s and then they died out for about a decade and a half until they were dug up, and restarted by NHRA. The modern events have been well received and attended.
Combine the dulcet tones of Big Mac and the small blocks revving like sewing machines and you have drag strip audio perfection. Enjoy!
PRESS PLAY BELOW AND REVEL IN THE COOLNESS!