This shot was taken at the world famous Paris Drag Strip. There's nothing like the smell of a burnout and having to shower the rubber dust out of your hair. Drag racing in a front engine dragster is very unique. You can't see directly in front because the engine is in the way. You can reach out and touch the rear slicks which are about 4 inches from your shoulder. The rear differential is right between your legs. My favorite part is the burnout.
Front Engine Dragster built in five months
In December 2009 I got the idea that it would be fun to have a FED so I
asked a few questions and read a few threads on the HAMB. After wieghing
all the advice and suggestions I bought a set of Mark Williams blue prints
and got started. With the help of a good friend or two I had a can the was
ready to race at Eagle Field in May 2010.
The Valley Speed FED: fired for the first time
Tim Conder fires the Valley Speed Front Engine Dragster (FED) for the very
first time at the shop in Sonoma, CA with help from Pete Jensen, Chris
Bochoko, Rex Hutchison and friends. AUTOCULTURE was there to record the
event ten years in the making!
2012 CHRR California Hot Rod Reunion Mr. Boston AA/FD Front Engine Dragster Nostalgia Drag Racing
Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm
October 19-21, 2012 -21st Annual California Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club
Famoso Raceway. Mr. Boston AA/FD nostalgia top fuel nitro front engine
dragster. Time lapse of engine assembly in pit area prior to first round
of eliminations. Howard Haight and Rick McGee squared off in round one.
McGee gets win light as Haight gets out of the groove and into the center
line timing blocks. CHRR
2012 CHRR Nostalgia Top Fuel Drag Racing and Nitromethane Front Engine
Dragster. Drift HD Action POV Camera
Nostalgia Dragsters at Gasser Magazine Reunion - Thompson Raceway Park,
Front Engine Dragster
BIrd's Eye View from the Injection Stack of my Front Engine Dragster. I
actually got a teeny tiny amount of air under the front wheels during the
burnout - that may be a first.
My dad's Flathead powered Nostalgia front engine dragster. We broke a
piston at our last race and couldnt get pistons in time for this one, so we
machined our own on the lathe and balanced them and everything. The car ran
a 13.40-something or other in this run, which is about what it will do.
Next years plans include 331 Chrysler Hemi