1961 Houston Drag Race

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1961 Houston Drag Race

Unread post by olcorvairguy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:38 am

Hey Guy,s and Gals.I not sure as how to post a Youtube link, but I found this great old footage from the 1961 drag race season at Houston Motor Speedway.Someone had taken some home movies of the drag racers in action , a real snapshot in time. There is a great drag race between a brand new 61 Corvair two door and a 56 Ford Customline, Looks like the Corvair Beat the pants off of the 56 Ford ,Check it out ( Houston Drag race 1961 )

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Re: 1961 Houston Drag Race

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Unread post by wbabst » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:23 pm

Great video...have to believe though that the Ford out horse powered the Corvair down the line, but yeah the guy smoked him up front.
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Unread post by 64powerglide » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:33 pm

That was a 62 Monza not 61. I raced the summer of 62 at Martin Michigan U S 131 Dragway with my new 62 Monza. Those old Ford's & Chevy 6's were no match for a Corvair. Neither were those new Falcon's. That was a lot of fun back then, I raced several Sundays in 62 & lost in the trophy every time.
Never had an old Ford or new Falcon beat me, that class was J stock & it was always 2 Corvair's in the finals.
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Unread post by olcorvairguy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:49 pm

Great Story Jeff, Ya that guy in the old Ford probably blue the Guts out of the old 292 halfway down the track, or jammed up his three speed trani.I wonder if the Corvair was a Auto or a Standard trani.

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