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The Golden Age of Drag Racing

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The Golden Age of Drag Racing
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:04 AM
A look at the golden age of drag racing. Check out the Image #26 for the engine belt. Never saw those before. http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/the-golden-age-of-drag-racing-part-2/ss-BBhO7NI?ocid=U142DHP#image=1
fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:56 PM

I believe that was the beginning of rule tightening (tie-down straps, driveline straps, etc. to protect the strip and the driver).  Doesn't look like it would keep anything from flying off though.  

Take a good look at pic #22.  A - No helmets - - -although the driver in the dark Dodge Dart is wearing a hat.

                                               B - No seatbelts

                                               C - PUFFING ON A CIG WHILE DRAG RACING.

Oh man, those were the good old days. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.  I remember them well.

Thanks for the link.  Haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

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Posted by jetmaker on Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:15 PM

There's a video on YT of the history of drag racing, and it's awesome!!

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