Fair enough, at this point, the race was just called "The Nationals," and unlike today's race, it was held in Detroit. But c'mon, this was drag racing on its way to becoming one of the coolest sports ever invented, which it did just a few short years later in the thrall of nitro-huffing guys like Pat Foster, The Surfers crew, Garlits, Prudhomme, McEwen, Landy, Sox & Martin and the rest of the characters that launched a pastime into the big time. Coop's got parts 2 and 3 of the video over at his fine Index of Positive Apes.

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