Whitewall Tires And Muffler Pipe Rollbars: Drag Racing Back In The Day

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Back when men were men and liability attorneys stayed away from dragstrips, the horsepower-to-safety-equipment ratio on many drag race cars was pretty close to infinity.

The folks at Pep's Garage have gathered a great collection of old-time drag racing photographs, including quite a few from Mickey Thompson's legendary Lions Drag Strip. Wheelstanding bathtubs, puking engines, and some head-clutchingly scary setups are here for your viewing enjoyment.
[Pep's Garage, thanks to McLarenF1LM for the tip]

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AlienProbe
AlienProbe

*sigh* Back then, drag racing was more about innovation and variety and less about numbers.

Nowadays, you find more variety and innovation at a Boy Scout Pinewood Derby Meet. I miss the old dragster days, even though those days were well before my birth.

Jalopnik Pinewood Derby Meet anyone?