This was the car that hooked me on racing. I remembered my father coming home one night from the auto body shop and saying to me “Let’s go to the dragstrip, the four engine dragster is up”. I was about 7 years old and the wheel standers and jet cars were also running that night.So may dad loaded me up in the car and off to the track we went.
Back in those days (this was the late 70’s) it was a night of watching Shirley Muldowney, Don Garlets, Bill Mavericks “Little Red Wagon”, the Blue Max funny car, Jungle Jim and countless others run that night. When the four engine dragster came up to the line and the tree counted down this thing was a quarter mile of tire frying smoke for 1320 feet. It was loud and it was awesome. As a 7 year old kid it was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen.
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