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Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam - Drag Racing Legends
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Jungle Jim Liberman
Jungle Jim Liberman
::2012/08/23::
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FINKSVILLE 5 - THE JUDGE (Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam footage)
FINKSVILLE 5 - THE JUDGE (Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam footage)
::2012/02/17::
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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 and Jungle Pam Hardy
Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam Hardy
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(1) James Randall Liberman
(1) James Randall Liberman
::2012/10/21::
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Jungle Jim vs Nitro Nick
Jungle Jim vs Nitro Nick
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Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
Jungle Jim Jungle Pam
::2012/10/18::
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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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Naked and funny № 23
Naked and funny № 23
::2014/04/19::
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Beaver Springs Gasser Reunion 2011 Round 3 6/12/11
Beaver Springs Gasser Reunion 2011 Round 3 6/12/11
::2011/06/17::
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Sanitas Radio - Dr. Jacob Liberman - Take Off Your Glasses and See - 1 of 2
Sanitas Radio - Dr. Jacob Liberman - Take Off Your Glasses and See - 1 of 2
::2014/02/03::
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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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The emotional microscope: Amir Liberman at TEDxAmsterdam
The emotional microscope: Amir Liberman at TEDxAmsterdam
::2012/12/07::
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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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Avi Liberman - Stand Up Comedy 2
Avi Liberman - Stand Up Comedy 2
::2012/02/25::
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What Did Bob Buy - Dec. 10, 2009
What Did Bob Buy - Dec. 10, 2009
::2009/12/09::
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Avi Liberman
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::2006/12/26::
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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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Inside New York
Inside New York's Art World: Robert Hughes and Alexander Liberman
::2008/12/15::
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Arli Liberman on his Langcaster guitar Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Arli Liberman on his Langcaster guitar Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
::2013/01/19::
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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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Avi Liberman on NBC
Avi Liberman on NBC's Last Comic Standing
::2008/06/04::
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Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Interview and Posing
::2006/12/14::
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I am Jakki Liberman and This is Retail
I am Jakki Liberman and This is Retail
::2012/04/03::
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Taryn Liberman: 5 Reasons Why I Love Living in the Valley
Taryn Liberman: 5 Reasons Why I Love Living in the Valley
::2013/10/21::
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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".
::2013/01/19::
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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
::2012/12/03::
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I Won
I Won't Dance - Jonathan and Alix Liberman
::2010/08/03::
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Jô Soares entrevista Alexander Liberman 4/4
Jô Soares entrevista Alexander Liberman 4/4
::2012/07/07::
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Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Posing
Bodybuilder Dave Liberman Posing
::2013/10/05::
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Workshop with Randi Liberman
Workshop with Randi Liberman
::2011/03/10::
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Top Three Reasons to Invest in Israel
Top Three Reasons to Invest in Israel
::2013/04/18::
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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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Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
Grandpa Reuven - Sweet Animation by Matan Liberman
::2009/08/30::
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Jungle Jim and Pam 1975
Jungle Jim and Pam 1975
::2011/12/31::
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Jeff Liberman - A Sunset Paramour
Jeff Liberman - A Sunset Paramour
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Syd Liberman on the anticipation in storytelling
Syd Liberman on the anticipation in storytelling
::2010/08/07::
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Welcome To Bloomsdale Pilot Episode
Welcome To Bloomsdale Pilot Episode
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Asaf liberman - mighty mouse
Asaf liberman - mighty mouse
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Jungle Jim Cackle at Beech Bend Campground. June 1
Jungle Jim Cackle at Beech Bend Campground. June 1
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LIBYA / GROWING UNREST (LIBERMAN) !
LIBYA / GROWING UNREST (LIBERMAN) !
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What are the origins of the word "table"?
What are the origins of the word "table"?
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LA LOI LIBERMAN
LA LOI LIBERMAN
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Cancer Survivors Day Ceremony Omaha, NE
Cancer Survivors Day Ceremony Omaha, NE
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Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam
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War Eagle vs Jungle Jim 2011 Nostalgia Funny Car @ Night Under Fire
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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 at 100 mph (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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