Play Video
1
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
::2009/05/22::
Play Video
2
Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
::2009/06/09::
Play Video
3
Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
::2009/08/13::
Play Video
4
Jungle Jim Liberman says his famous words "DRAG RACING IS FAR OUT!!"
Jungle Jim Liberman says his famous words "DRAG RACING IS FAR OUT!!"
::2014/05/31::
Play Video
5
Jungle Jim Liberman
Jungle Jim Liberman
::2012/08/22::
Play Video
6
The Jungle Jim Story (New)
The Jungle Jim Story (New)
::2012/08/29::
Play Video
7
JUNGLE JIM - the funny car
JUNGLE JIM - the funny car
::2014/07/04::
Play Video
8
(1) James Randall Liberman
(1) James Randall Liberman
::2012/10/21::
Play Video
9
TEDxMaui - Dr. Jacob Liberman - Stop Looking, Start Seeing
TEDxMaui - Dr. Jacob Liberman - Stop Looking, Start Seeing
::2012/04/09::
Play Video
10
A Look Back At Chevrolet
A Look Back At Chevrolet
::2014/06/28::
Play Video
11
OMG! "JUNGLE PAM" WITH SOME BAD ASS CHEVY WHEELSTANDS * DAMN!!!
OMG! "JUNGLE PAM" WITH SOME BAD ASS CHEVY WHEELSTANDS * DAMN!!!
::2013/03/12::
Play Video
12
Sundance Stompede 2013 - "Blurred Lines" Line Dance lesson - Jonathan "Jonno" Liberman
Sundance Stompede 2013 - "Blurred Lines" Line Dance lesson - Jonathan "Jonno" Liberman
::2013/11/11::
Play Video
13
Jeffery Liberman - Phenaphen # 3
Jeffery Liberman - Phenaphen # 3
::2009/12/05::
Play Video
14
The Meltdown with JJ Liberman Ep 6 Mike Rita and Paul Thompson
The Meltdown with JJ Liberman Ep 6 Mike Rita and Paul Thompson
::2014/01/01::
Play Video
15
Jacob Liberman on Light and Consciousness
Jacob Liberman on Light and Consciousness
::2014/04/20::
Play Video
16
What Did Bob Buy - Dec. 10, 2009
What Did Bob Buy - Dec. 10, 2009
::2009/12/09::
Play Video
17
The Doors - Riders On The Storm (Instrumental cover)
The Doors - Riders On The Storm (Instrumental cover)
::2013/03/16::
Play Video
18
About the Arts: Alexander Liberman, 1977
About the Arts: Alexander Liberman, 1977
::2008/12/15::
Play Video
19
Sencillo The Show - Chamillionaire, Valeria Liberman, Omega, Illuminati Entre Otros Temas
Sencillo The Show - Chamillionaire, Valeria Liberman, Omega, Illuminati Entre Otros Temas
::2011/01/20::
Play Video
20
Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
::2006/12/14::
Play Video
21
H.E. Mr. Avigdor Liberman  Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of ...
H.E. Mr. Avigdor Liberman  Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of ...
::2011/08/04::
Play Video
22
Avi Liberman - Stand Up Comedy 2
Avi Liberman - Stand Up Comedy 2
::2012/02/25::
Play Video
23
MARTÍN LIBERMAN EN LÍNEA - Canal 26
MARTÍN LIBERMAN EN LÍNEA - Canal 26
::2014/03/11::
Play Video
24
I am Jakki Liberman and This is Retail
I am Jakki Liberman and This is Retail
::2012/04/02::
Play Video
25
Real Grass, Real Heroes - Season 1 Tony DeMarco Part 2
Real Grass, Real Heroes - Season 1 Tony DeMarco Part 2
::2012/09/21::
Play Video
26
Jungle Pam Backing Up Jungle Jim Car @ 2013 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Epping NH
Jungle Pam Backing Up Jungle Jim Car @ 2013 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Epping NH
::2013/09/16::
Play Video
27
Avi Liberman on NBC
Avi Liberman on NBC's Last Comic Standing
::2008/06/04::
Play Video
28
Arli Liberman and his band records with his Langcaster guitar in the studio  "Billie Jean".
Arli Liberman and his band records with his Langcaster guitar in the studio "Billie Jean".
::2013/01/19::
Play Video
29
Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
::2009/08/30::
Play Video
30
Erik Liberman TV debut on "The Sunday Funnies Show"
Erik Liberman TV debut on "The Sunday Funnies Show"
::2013/04/10::
Play Video
31
Highlight and Quotes @ TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Part 1
Highlight and Quotes @ TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Part 1
::2012/11/30::
Play Video
32
Workshop with Randi Liberman
Workshop with Randi Liberman
::2011/03/10::
Play Video
33
Jungle Jim and Pam 1975
Jungle Jim and Pam 1975
::2011/12/30::
Play Video
34
'MyCage' in the Glass Pavilion by Elon Liberman
::2012/06/12::
Play Video
35
Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim's International Market / Fairfield, Ohio
::2009/07/29::
Play Video
36
ARLI LIBERMAN - Dreams (Album Version)
ARLI LIBERMAN - Dreams (Album Version)
::2014/04/27::
Play Video
37
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim (clip officiel)
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim (clip officiel)
::2008/10/23::
Play Video
38
Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
::2012/10/18::
Play Video
39
Jets QB Situation, Eagles Name Foles Starter, Steve Liberman -- JG Sports Talk
Jets QB Situation, Eagles Name Foles Starter, Steve Liberman -- JG Sports Talk
::2012/12/03::
Play Video
40
JUNGLE JIM 3
JUNGLE JIM 3
::2012/11/29::
Play Video
41
The future of spelling reform
The future of spelling reform
::2013/06/26::
Play Video
42
Cancer Survivors Day Ceremony Omaha, NE
Cancer Survivors Day Ceremony Omaha, NE
::2012/07/15::
Play Video
43
Jungle Jim F/C .MOV
Jungle Jim F/C .MOV
::2011/07/04::
Play Video
44
Taryn Liberman: 5 Reasons Why I Love Living in the Valley
Taryn Liberman: 5 Reasons Why I Love Living in the Valley
::2013/10/20::
Play Video
45
The Caucus - The Week in Politics
The Caucus - The Week in Politics
::2011/06/03::
Play Video
46
The Meltdown Ep 10 Ryan Long and Danny Polishchuk
The Meltdown Ep 10 Ryan Long and Danny Polishchuk
::2014/03/12::
Play Video
47
Jungle Jim Funny Car
Jungle Jim Funny Car
::2014/07/29::
Play Video
48
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam
::2010/12/06::
Play Video
49
Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim's Weekend of Fire 2013
::2014/03/27::
Play Video
50
Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim's on Discover Ohio 2009
::2012/01/05::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jungle Jim does burnout in 1976

Russell James "Jim" Liberman (September 12, 1945 - September 9, 1977) was an United States drag racer from Pennsylvania, known as "Jungle Jim". He was named #17 on the list of the Top 50 NHRA drivers.[1] Liberman was known for driving backwards, as his girlfriend guided him back to the starting line, (160 km/h) after doing his burnout.[1]

Liberman was known as a flamboyant showman who toured the country.[1] He primarily toured the United States at drag racing events. He averaged an estimated 100 events per year during the 1970s.[1] He refused to lift off the gas when a run was completely out of shape.[1]

Background[edit]

Liberman was born in Pennsylvania. He dropped out of high school in his junior year. He did not start racing until he moved to Northern California.[1]

Drag racing career[edit]

He began drag racing in the Stock division at Fremont Raceway in 1964.[1] He made a huge jump up to funny car in 1965, driving a nitromethane injected Hercules Nova.[1] Later that year he started on the national scene as the driver of Lew Arrington's supercharged Brutus GTO Funny Car.[1] In 1966, Liberman went out on his own in his first supercharged Chevy II.[1] In 1967, he went on a tour that established him as a household name within drag racing circles across the country.[1] Despite making eight second runs in his Chevy when other top dragracers in factory-sponsored cars made runs in the seven second range, he gained a large fan following.[1] Liberman was more interesting.[1] Liberman won the hearts of the spectators after he did wheelstands for the full length of the track in a two race match race against Don Nicholson.[1]

Liberman's growth in 1967 prompted him to run a two car team in 1968.[1] His choice as the first driver in his second car was Clare Sanders. Others drivers using Liberman's cars included Ron Attebury, Jake Crimmins, Roy Harris, Russell Long, Pete Williams, and former partner Arrington.[1] Liberman's team went on to include a Steve Kanuika-owned and sponsored nine-second heads-up '69 Camaro and a Dutch Irrgang-driven '72 Vega Pro Stocker.[1]

Super Stock & Drag Illustrated had a story idea that required the total disassembly of a Funny Car down to the last nut and bolt for a true exploded-view picture. Nearly every leading driver in the category turned down the magazine's request. Liberman complied, and the resulting publicity only added to his legend.[1] Another one of his strengths was that Liberman was the main Chevy banner carrier.[1]

Sidekick[edit]

Liberman toured with a woman named "Jungle Pam" Hardy.[1] Liberman met 18 year old Hardy while she was in high school. She toured with Jungle Jim wearing skimpy outfits and provocative on-track actions.[1] She helped him back up after he did burnouts.

She described Jungle Jim: "All that showmanship was his true personality. He just didn't turn that on at the track and then became normal like everyone else at home. He had that sort of flair even when we were just at the house or went out some place. You could always feel his presence wherever he was."[1]

NHRA[edit]

Liberman concentrated primarily on match races while touring the United States, not on racing on the NHRA circuit.[1] He had one national event win in NHRA competition at the 1975 Summernationals at Englishtown NJ.[1] His second car was driven by Clare Sanders to victory at the 1969 Winternationals.

Death[edit]

Liberman died in a head-on car accident in his 1972 Corvette street car with a bus on September 9, 1977 in West Goshen Township near West Chester, PA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x No. 17 "Jungle Jim" Liberman, NHRA.com, Retrieved August 10, 2007

External links[edit]

Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014