Drag racing memorabilia has origins in the illegal youth racing movement of postwar s and s. In these early years of automotive "hot rodding", high-school kids of that generation worked on "souping up" old car engines in order to improve power and performance. Many of these kids developed such impressive mechanical skill that they could enhance an automobile's performance to the degree that these old cars would reach almost mph in less than one-quarter of a mile.
To learn more about Rick, check out his bio in the Contributors section. Southern California is the birthplace and deathbed of drag racing. Once upon a time, ten drag strips regularly hosted shows in SoCal; today Pomona Raceway remains as the only quarter-mile track operating in metropolitan Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Is drag racing, and in particular, Nostalgia drag racing growing in popularity? Now to say anything is growing in popularity in sports is saying something but lets take this past weekend for instance. There were two — not one, but two Nostalgia drag meets on the same weekend.
Then there are the eclectic reunions and banquets that come along from time to time. Reunions have a plaintive quality to them. They remind us of our age and mortal condition, and of the need to pay our respects before it is too late.
The rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, are best known as a tourist destination to see the Amish folk, eat at sprawling smorgasbords, and ride steam trains at Strasburg. They also play host to some of the best-known antique businesses and auctions in North America. So for Mike Goyda, the 19th century farmhouse he calls home would seemingly be the perfect location as the base for a successful antique business.
With the Sept. Nationals will celebrate its 65th running this year. Here's a look at some of the interesting trivia from the event's history.
The Nitro Alumni is comprised of independent volunteers and contributors, whose efforts are focused on the preservation of our mutual hot rod heritage - through their support of the NHRA Motorsports Museum. All net cash proceeds have been presented to the museum. Hopefully we can achieve the same level of success once again this year
American Gasoline Metal Sign. At Your Service Metal Sign. Bakersfield Raceway Metal Sign. Bakersfield March Meet Metal Sign.
However, for a lot of reasons, I was unable to hold onto hardly any of it. The collection also included time slips from the fabled Lions Drag Strip that had been recorded by the Herbert Cam Spl. He "owned" Lions Drag Strip in the later part of and throughout most of