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Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
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Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
::2009/06/09::
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Jungle Jim Liberman
Jungle Jim Liberman
::2012/08/22::
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Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
Drag Racing Nostalgia from American Nitro
::2009/08/13::
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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!!"
::2014/05/31::
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OMG! "JUNGLE PAM" WITH SOME BAD ASS CHEVY WHEELSTANDS * DAMN!!!
OMG! "JUNGLE PAM" WITH SOME BAD ASS CHEVY WHEELSTANDS * DAMN!!!
::2013/03/12::
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(1) James Randall Liberman
(1) James Randall Liberman
::2012/10/21::
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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
::2013/11/11::
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Jô Soares entrevista sobrevivente do holocausto Alexander Liberman 1/4
Jô Soares entrevista sobrevivente do holocausto Alexander Liberman 1/4
::2012/03/22::
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Jeffery Liberman - Phenaphen # 3
Jeffery Liberman - Phenaphen # 3
::2009/12/05::
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JJ Liberman - Open Mic Comedy
JJ Liberman - Open Mic Comedy
::2014/03/06::
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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
::2014/01/01::
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Jacob Liberman on Light and the Body
Jacob Liberman on Light and the Body
::2014/04/23::
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Jacob Liberman on Light and Consciousness
Jacob Liberman on Light and Consciousness
::2014/04/20::
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ARLI LIBERMAN - Ben Adam LIVE at the The Thirsty Dog
ARLI LIBERMAN - Ben Adam LIVE at the The Thirsty Dog
::2013/07/06::
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About the Arts: Alexander Liberman, 1977
About the Arts: Alexander Liberman, 1977
::2008/12/15::
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The Doors - Riders On The Storm (Instrumental cover)
The Doors - Riders On The Storm (Instrumental cover)
::2013/03/16::
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Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
::2006/12/14::
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ARLI LIBERMAN - Concrete Desert (LIVE)
ARLI LIBERMAN - Concrete Desert (LIVE)
::2013/07/05::
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Evelyn se agrandó y Liberman cuenta su versión en vivo
Evelyn se agrandó y Liberman cuenta su versión en vivo
::2014/05/30::
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KATIE CHATS: SMITHEETV, J.J. LIBERMAN, ASPIRING STAND UP COMEDIAN
KATIE CHATS: SMITHEETV, J.J. LIBERMAN, ASPIRING STAND UP COMEDIAN
::2013/07/29::
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Inside New York
Inside New York's Art World: Robert Hughes and Alexander Liberman
::2008/12/15::
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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
::2011/01/20::
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Avi Liberman - Stand Up Comedy 2
Avi Liberman - Stand Up Comedy 2
::2012/02/25::
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Kenneth Liberman on challenging the Doxa and unsettling analytic slogans
Kenneth Liberman on challenging the Doxa and unsettling analytic slogans
::2013/08/27::
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MARTÍN LIBERMAN EN LÍNEA - Canal 26
MARTÍN LIBERMAN EN LÍNEA - Canal 26
::2014/03/11::
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Arli Liberman on TVNZ Neighbourhood - WhiteFlag Project
Arli Liberman on TVNZ Neighbourhood - WhiteFlag Project
::2013/04/15::
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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 ...
::2011/08/04::
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ARLI LIBERMAN - The Other Side Live at the San Francisco Bath House
ARLI LIBERMAN - The Other Side Live at the San Francisco Bath House
::2014/01/31::
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ARLI LIBERMAN - Showman (Album Version)
ARLI LIBERMAN - Showman (Album Version)
::2014/04/27::
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Jeffery Liberman - Then And Now - 89
Jeffery Liberman - Then And Now - 89
::2014/07/28::
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Jeffery Liberman - Transformation
Jeffery Liberman - Transformation
::2013/11/26::
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I am Jakki Liberman and This is Retail
I am Jakki Liberman and This is Retail
::2012/04/02::
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Adam Tobeck - Arli Liberman Studio Session
Adam Tobeck - Arli Liberman Studio Session
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Avi Liberman on NBC
Avi Liberman on NBC's Last Comic Standing
::2008/06/04::
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Real Grass, Real Heroes - Season 1 Tony DeMarco Part 2
Real Grass, Real Heroes - Season 1 Tony DeMarco Part 2
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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
::2013/09/16::
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Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
::2009/08/30::
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Jeff Liberman - A Sunset Paramour
Jeff Liberman - A Sunset Paramour
::2011/02/13::
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Highlight and Quotes @ TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Part 1
Highlight and Quotes @ TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Part 1
::2012/11/30::
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Jungle Jim and Pam 1975
Jungle Jim and Pam 1975
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Jacob Liberman from Optometrist to Visionary
Jacob Liberman from Optometrist to Visionary
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Erik Liberman TV debut on "The Sunday Funnies Show"
Erik Liberman TV debut on "The Sunday Funnies Show"
::2013/04/10::
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Workshop with Randi Liberman
Workshop with Randi Liberman
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Daniel Liberman
Daniel Liberman
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Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
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ARLI LIBERMAN - Dreams (Album Version)
ARLI LIBERMAN - Dreams (Album Version)
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Arli Liberman 95bfm Interview with Richie Hardcore 28 Nov 2013
Arli Liberman 95bfm Interview with Richie Hardcore 28 Nov 2013
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Life force living -- social architecture in the 21st century: Jim Channon at TEDxMaui 2013
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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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