Rubbin’ is racing, but this shows how far things can go over the line.
The Chili Bowl Nationals coming up in Tulsa, Oklahoma takes a massive field of huge-horsepower midget cars and sticks them on a tiny track indoors. To call it a contact sport would be an understatement. So why race your own car there?
I have no shortage of love for the noble Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. A 1988 version was the first car I got to drive around a parking lot when I was a kid. They’re big. They’re classy. And here’s one with a 455 cubic inch Oldsmobile big block holding its own around an oval next to a race-winning stock car.
There is a dream in America, that the little can become great. That the ordinary has a chance to live out its potential to be powerful and groundbreaking. That dream is four-cylinder racing.