If you grew up loving drag racing and came into the sport sometime in the 1980s you know every player in this video. From Warren Johnson to Bob Glidden, and perhaps even Don Beverly. You even know Tony Christian but likely not in the way you will see here. See, Christian was a killer NHRA racer in modified eliminator back in the 1970s and he was a solid pro stock racer in the 1980s notching three career wins and that’s cool but it’s not the spot that most fans in their 30s and 40s remember him from. Christian’s greatest fame in drag racing came in the pro street wars between he and Pat Musi during the 1990s.
Musi was also a pro stock racer turned pro street killer and when the attitudes of a New Jersey guy and a Chicago guy collided on the strip, the sparks flew. Must and Christian along with their cars, the famed Popeye Camaro and the 1957 Chevrolet that Tony wheeled were household names to guys like me because week in and week out they would be talking trash on each other over the TV, in magazines, and other places. It was a great time and it was all rooted in pro stock.
Christian’s smart-aleck quips and infectious fun during his top end interviews here are awesome. The best coming after the final round. Watch this!