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.
Return to Lions Drag Strip Long Beach California 2008
This is the third year of featuring restored dragsters that have run the
1320' Lions Drag Strip in its hey day... This video, typical of going to a
drag strip, despite John Ewald telling everyone to stand back, you never
get to see much when they display cars this way. Typical of the drag strip,
all the vehicles require too much support, they stand around the car and
block the view.... At the CHRR in Bakersfield, the Cacklefest is blocked by
a bunch of folks standing at the concrete wall on the track blocking the
view to the grand stands as if the concrete barrier wasn't enough....I have
been going to the drags since I was a youngster and it seems the problem is
no one can stay seated for a run and your typical day at the drags to this
day takes on a Jack in the Box atmosphere.... I guess that is the way it
is.....Anyway, the City of Long Beach Chamber of Commerce puts on a nice
event and I hope it continues into the future.
Front Engine Dragster - Trailer
Home built Digger needs a homebuilt trailer - here's my answer to both.
Trailer uses on board air to tilt the deck as well as support the car
chassis during transport. My buddies make fun of it being overbuilt - but
that was all done with a purpose - I am very happy with the way it pulls!!!
Starting up 392 Hemi, part 1
The front engine dragster Six Shooter became with 392 Hemi!
392 Hemi is being started for the first time after 10 months building.
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.
DRAG RACING: 7 SECOND LOVE AFFAIR
What Drag Racing was all about in 1965.
Lions Drag Strip at the peak of drag racing's golden age is the backdrop
for this award winning documentary about the Adams,Wayre & Stewart Top Fuel
Team's trials and tribulations in 1965 and focuses on the life of Rick "the
Iceman" Stewart (the current NHRA chief starter) as he attempts to grab the
second half of the two part world's speed record. This is the one DVD that
every drag racing fan MUST HAVE! GET IT TODAY at: www.ClassicFUEL.com
Front Engine Dragster - Old Flames Racing
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.