The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Spectacular Ford Drag Team Video From 1969


The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Spectacular Ford Drag Team Video From 1969

We like ending our Fridays with the well known “Parting Shift” blog items and today is no different. Because this is the week of sweet big blocks and several of them have been Fords, we figured that we’d try to find some video from an old Winternationals to show and this piece about the Ford Drag Team hammering gears in 1969 fit the bill!

This video is freaking awesome. It features Hubert (“Baby Hubey”) Platt, Ed Terry, and a couple of the other Ford Drag Team members from the golden age of the sport. The sound alone will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

The narration from Platt and Terry is cool too. This was definitely some sort of sales/promotional video as the fellows are doing a good job pimping the Ford brand. Watching them jam gears, wrench on the cars and run down the strip is like taking a trip back in time. If this video doesn’t get your Friday afternoon rolling on the right foot, you aren’t a gearhead!


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