Here are some photos...check them out! Very Cool stuff.
This is a vintage front engine machine with a blown Hemi. This photo shows why they are called "Rails."
Another vintage front engine dragster, newer than the last, notice the front suspension and wings.
The business end of a rail with a set of slicks ready-to-race. Ever ask yourself, "why are they so narrow?" There are several reasons, just a few; the rear tires catch less air this way, less weight, and as the dragster accelerates the rear tires want to toe in even with one straight axle from end to end...the narrower they are the less that will happen. At 300MPH the tires will grow in diameter about 5-7 inches and only about 8-9 inches of rubber will be on the ground.
This is the engine out of the car above, blown small block.
My favorite car of the show, a '41 Willys gasser. Just looking at the stance of this car, it just wanted to jump!
Every now and then, they would fire one of these up and people would react like poking a stick in an ant hole...fun to watch and listen!
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