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Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
DATE: 2009/05/22::
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Jungle Jim Liberman says his famous words "DRAG RACING IS FAR OUT!!"
Jungle Jim Liberman says his famous words "DRAG RACING IS FAR OUT!!"
DATE: 2014/05/31::
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The Jungle Jim Story (New)
The Jungle Jim Story (New)
DATE: 2012/08/29::
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Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
DATE: 2009/06/09::
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Jungle Jim Liberman
Jungle Jim Liberman
DATE: 2012/08/22::
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CLASSIC VIDEO: VROOM, AN INSIDE LOOK AT DRAG RACING
CLASSIC VIDEO: VROOM, AN INSIDE LOOK AT DRAG RACING
DATE: 2014/12/24::
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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
DATE: 2013/09/16::
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Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
DATE: 2014/11/01::
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OMG! "JUNGLE PAM" WITH SOME BAD ASS CHEVY WHEELSTANDS * DAMN!!!
OMG! "JUNGLE PAM" WITH SOME BAD ASS CHEVY WHEELSTANDS * DAMN!!!
DATE: 2013/03/12::
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Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
DATE: 2009/08/13::
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Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
DATE: 2012/10/18::
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Jungle Jim F/C .MOV
Jungle Jim F/C .MOV
DATE: 2011/07/04::
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(1) James Randall Liberman
(1) James Randall Liberman
DATE: 2012/10/21::
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A Look Back At Chevrolet
A Look Back At Chevrolet
DATE: 2014/07/09::
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Beaver Springs Gasser Reunion 2011 Round 3 6/12/11
Beaver Springs Gasser Reunion 2011 Round 3 6/12/11
DATE: 2011/06/16::
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Sundance Stompede 2013 - "Blurred Lines" Line Dance lesson - Jonathan "Jonno" Liberman
Sundance Stompede 2013 - "Blurred Lines" Line Dance lesson - Jonathan "Jonno" Liberman
DATE: 2013/11/11::
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Jeff Liberman - Reversion to the Mean
Jeff Liberman - Reversion to the Mean
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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What Did Bob Buy - Dec. 10, 2009
What Did Bob Buy - Dec. 10, 2009
DATE: 2009/12/09::
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Real Grass, Real Heroes - Season 1 Tony DeMarco Part 2
Real Grass, Real Heroes - Season 1 Tony DeMarco Part 2
DATE: 2012/09/21::
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TEDxMaui - Dr. Jacob Liberman - Stop Looking, Start Seeing
TEDxMaui - Dr. Jacob Liberman - Stop Looking, Start Seeing
DATE: 2012/04/09::
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Light, Vision of the heart and consciousness - Dr Jacob Liberman
Light, Vision of the heart and consciousness - Dr Jacob Liberman
DATE: 2011/07/15::
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Jets QB Situation, Eagles Name Foles Starter, Steve Liberman -- JG Sports Talk
Jets QB Situation, Eagles Name Foles Starter, Steve Liberman -- JG Sports Talk
DATE: 2012/12/03::
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Politics: Inside Today
Politics: Inside Today's New York Times/CBS Poll - nytimes.com/video
DATE: 2011/04/21::
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Freedom Friend Founder Talks Pop Culture and Women at FreedomFest 2011
Freedom Friend Founder Talks Pop Culture and Women at FreedomFest 2011
DATE: 2011/09/21::
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Inside New York
Inside New York's Art World: Robert Hughes and Alexander Liberman
DATE: 2008/12/15::
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Caucus | The Youtube Primary - nytimes.com/video
Caucus | The Youtube Primary - nytimes.com/video
DATE: 2011/05/13::
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The emotional microscope: Amir Liberman at TEDxAmsterdam
The emotional microscope: Amir Liberman at TEDxAmsterdam
DATE: 2012/12/07::
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Bullying PSA Preview (final) - Alex Moore Productions
Bullying PSA Preview (final) - Alex Moore Productions
DATE: 2013/04/17::
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The Meltdown with JJ Liberman Ep 6 Mike Rita and Paul Thompson
The Meltdown with JJ Liberman Ep 6 Mike Rita and Paul Thompson
DATE: 2014/01/01::
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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 ...
DATE: 2011/08/04::
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About the Arts: Alexander Liberman, 1977
About the Arts: Alexander Liberman, 1977
DATE: 2008/12/15::
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Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
DATE: 2006/12/14::
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"Ghost Train" Zorba Line/Circle Dance at 2011 Palo Alto Celebration ~ with Stepsheet Link
"Ghost Train" Zorba Line/Circle Dance at 2011 Palo Alto Celebration ~ with Stepsheet Link
DATE: 2011/09/06::
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"Southside Shuffle" Beginning Line Dance ~ Demo & Stepsheet
"Southside Shuffle" Beginning Line Dance ~ Demo & Stepsheet
DATE: 2011/03/24::
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Crisis de Identidad - Este mensaje cambiara el Mundo!! - Jim Staley - Español
Crisis de Identidad - Este mensaje cambiara el Mundo!! - Jim Staley - Español
DATE: 2012/09/20::
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Liberman Agamez - Top Volleyball Player
Liberman Agamez - Top Volleyball Player
DATE: 2013/01/26::
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"Prairie Strut" Line Dance ~ 4-Wall, 48-Count, Beginning ~ by Hedy McAdams ~ Demo & Stepsheet
"Prairie Strut" Line Dance ~ 4-Wall, 48-Count, Beginning ~ by Hedy McAdams ~ Demo & Stepsheet
DATE: 2011/05/31::
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FOREVERMAN TRAILER
FOREVERMAN TRAILER
DATE: 2012/11/12::
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Thank you
Thank you
DATE: 2014/05/20::
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Avi Liberman on NBC
Avi Liberman on NBC's Last Comic Standing
DATE: 2008/06/04::
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Sencillo The Show - Chamillionaire, Valeria Liberman, Omega, Illuminati Entre Otros Temas
Sencillo The Show - Chamillionaire, Valeria Liberman, Omega, Illuminati Entre Otros Temas
DATE: 2011/01/20::
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Sigmund Liberman Interview - THGC Texas Liberators Oral History Project
Sigmund Liberman Interview - THGC Texas Liberators Oral History Project
DATE: 2013/12/09::
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The Doors - Riders On The Storm (Instrumental cover)
The Doors - Riders On The Storm (Instrumental cover)
DATE: 2013/03/16::
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Jacob Liberman on Light and Consciousness
Jacob Liberman on Light and Consciousness
DATE: 2014/04/20::
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Single Cell by Zaviot with Harold Rubin, Mark Smulian, Rueben Hoch and Arli Libermen
Single Cell by Zaviot with Harold Rubin, Mark Smulian, Rueben Hoch and Arli Libermen
DATE: 2009/06/23::
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Jeff Liberman - A Sunset Paramour
Jeff Liberman - A Sunset Paramour
DATE: 2011/02/13::
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Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
DATE: 2009/08/30::
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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".
DATE: 2013/01/19::
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Advert by Zaviot with Harold Rubin, Mark Smulian, Rueben Hoch and Arli Libermen
Advert by Zaviot with Harold Rubin, Mark Smulian, Rueben Hoch and Arli Libermen
DATE: 2009/06/23::
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BLUE BUT WHAT by Zaviot with Harold Rubin, Mark Smulian, Rueben Hoch and Arli Libermen
BLUE BUT WHAT by Zaviot with Harold Rubin, Mark Smulian, Rueben Hoch and Arli Libermen
DATE: 2009/06/23::
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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

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